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Earls Barton, All Saints

Saxon church in Earls Barton

The village gained it’s aristocratic name by virtue of it’s late Saxon owner Waltheof whom married William the Conqueror’s niece Judith and was created 1st Earl of Northampton. His land holding were centred on the village and still today the church tower remains as it would have been in his childhood. It is a very rare survival from the late 10th, early 11th century. His castle stood adjacent to the church and it’s motte is still partly visible today in the church yard. What draws a visitor here today is still that tower which stands un buttressed rising five storeys. Each storey is stepped in ( a style of architecture more familiar in the work of Lutyens). The tower seems to grow out of the ground and the ribs that rise through ...

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Contact & Opening Times

High Street
Earls Barton

Opening Times

The church is open daily from 10am until 4pm.


Contact Details

Telephone: Revd Jenny Ingram 01604 240782

Email: [email protected]

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