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Croughton, All Saints

Croughton, All Saints

The remarkable feature of this church is the series of 14th century wall paintings which were discovered almost a century ago by Professor Ernest Tristram, the authority on such works and a professor at the Royal College of Art.

He in conjunction with M. R James were the authors of the earliest work of wall painting in Northamptonshire in 1929. His discoveries here at Croughton were the spur to this seminal publication. Here he uncovered two cycles – The Life of the Virgin and The Passion of Christ. They are arranged in sequences and although rather faded and largely now in the residual colours of ochre and red they represent a remarkably complete survival. Any viewer will be reminded of illuminations in Medieval manuscripts of the same period.

The medieval church itself was subject to an early Victorian restoration by its then incumbent The Revd. H.L. Bennett (rebuilt chancel, re carved 13th century font, and perhaps the re configured benches). Also of note is the chancel window by Sir Ninian Comper.

Please refer to the Glossary for any terms in the text that you are unfamiliar with.

Contact & Opening Times

All Saints, , Croughton, Church Lane, NN13 5LS


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Opening Times

 

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

 

Contact Details

 

Key obtainable from:

 

Angie Robbins – 01869 811445

Peter Jackson – 01869 810023

 

Parish Office - 01869 810903

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