Courteenhall, St Peter and St Paul

Courteenhall, St Peter and St Paul

Courteenhall, St Peter and St Paul

Well done if you have got here! The church is tucked away in the estate village that lies behind Courteenhall Hall. If that was not enough the M1 sealed its remoteness cutting it off from Northampton. It has all the hallmarks of an estate church – built and improved by the families who lived in the hall and here they found their final resting place. Courteenhall was originally owned by St James’ Abbey in Northampton. It was acquired by Richard Ouseley who built a large mansion here in 1572. His is a large tomb chest topped with brasses that is now tucked away behind the organ. Note the witty inscription that refers to his two wives – A Miss Partridge and Miss Wake. Nearby the black and white marble tomb is to his successor Sir Samuel Jones and his ...

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Contact & Opening Times

St Peter and St Paul
Couteenhall
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN7 2QD

Opening Times

 

The church is normally locked, see below for contact details.

 

Contact Details

 

Key obtainable from Nicole Taylor – 01604 705171 and Chris Clayson – 01604 862195.

 

Key holders: Sharon at no. 18 Courteenhall and John at no. 19 Courteenhall

 

The vicar is the Rev. Mike Burton – 01604 862284, email: michaelburton.5@aol.com

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