Great Brington, St Mary's Church

Great Brington, St Mary's Church

Great Brington, St Mary's Church

The church dates from circa 1300 but it is the intervention of the Spencer family of nearby Althorp that transform the Medieval building. Sir John Spencer (d. 1522) rebuilt the chancel and commenced the funerary chapel that lies adjacent to it. Further intervention of both church and chapel by Edward Blore in 1840’s. The church contains good 16th /17th century benches with poppy heads. The final appearance of the chancel, redos and pulpit date from circa 1903. The east window of The Adoration of the Lamb by Morris and Co, 1912, is a memorial to Countess Spencer. In the north part of the church lies the Spencer chapel / mausoleum originally probably designed by Thomas Heritage in the early 16th century; it was radically altered by Blore in 1846. It's fan vaulting of that period is a conscious imitation of that to be found in ...

Contact & Opening Times

Main Street
Great Brington
Northamptonshire
NN7 4JB
Open during daylight hours. Keyholders if required are - Rev Sue Kipling - suekipling@btinternet.com/ 01604 770402 Virginia Henley - 01604 821335

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