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Cranford, St Andrew

Stunning medieval church in Cranford

St Andrew’s Church dates from the time of King Henry II (1154 -89). Its Norman arcade and additions from every subsequent medieval century, give this church a rich and varied history. For many centuries the Robinson family have been the principal landowners in Cranford, they are the descendants of Sir John Robinson, whose title was bestowed upon him by King Charles II after he had promoted the King’s restoration in 1660.

Sumptuous memorials to 300 years of the Robinson family fill the south chapel of the church and there are also memorial brasses to various Fosbrokes, who were here for three earlier centuries. Other features of note include a plain octagonal 15th century font (with carved wooden 17th century lid) and a 19th century pulpit which incorporates three important carved panels of 16th century Renaissance date, depicting Christ washing his disciples’ feet, the Last Supper and the Betrayal.

By the 1960s, St Andrew’s needed extensive repairs and over the succeeding decades, much was done to keep the church fabric intact. However, in 1996, the church passed into the care of The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT), the national charity protecting historic churches at risk. 

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Contact & Opening Times

Grafton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4AD


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Opening Times

 

The church is open daily 11am until 4pm.

 

Contact Details

 

The church is looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust website. Visit: www.visitchurches.org.uk

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