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Latitude: 52.3209 / 52°19'15"N
Longitude: -0.839 / 0°50'20"W
OS Eastings: 479230
OS Northings: 269833
OS Grid: SP792698
Mapcode National: GBR BVC.JP9
Mapcode Global: VHDRM.DXTP
Entry Name: Church of St Mary and All Saints
Listing Date: 2 November 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1045863
English Heritage Legacy ID: 360305
Location: Holcot, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6
Civil Parish: Holcot
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Holcot St Mary and All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
HOLCOT MAIN STREET
SP76NE (West side)
12/52 Church of St. Mary and All
Church. C13, C14 with C19 restoration. Squared coursed lias with ashlar
dressings. Lead and slate roofs. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Chancel,
south elevation of 2-window range of 3-light square-headed windows. East window,
3-lights C19 with rounded tracery. North elevation of chancel has C19 vestry and
organ chamber. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets. South aisle of 2-window range
with porch between. Window to left of porch is C19. 2-light square-headed
window, window to right is C14 three-light square-headed. Similar east window.
Lean-to roof has castellated ashlar parapets. Gabled porch has triple chamfered
arch and double stepped south door arch. Ashlar parapets and finial. Roof beam
of porch is dated RH/l671/1.K. I.B. North aisle of 2-window range of one 3-light
window with reticulated tracery and one 2-light with Y-tracery. Blocked door
with double chamfered arch between windows. 2-light west window with Y-tracery.
South nave clerestory of 4-window range of 2-light square headed windows.
Shallow pitched roof with castellated ashlar parapets. North nave clerestory
similar. West tower of 3 stages with flat buttresses to first and second stage.
2-light window in first stage and 2-light decorated bell chamber openings with
transoms to each face of third stage. Castellated ashlar parapets with gargoyles
at corners. Interior: Chancel has C19 double chamfered arch to vestry and organ
chamber. Nave of 3-bays has decorated arcade of double chamfered arches with
short piers of clustered shafts. Similar double chamfered chancel arch. Tall
double chamfered tower arch. 3-light window opening at end of north aisle has
reticulated tracery and is open to the vestry beyond. Chancel roof is C19, plain
plastered panels. Nave roof is shallow C19. Stained glass to all chancel
windows, all south aisle windows and bellfry window. Wall paintings, probably
C14: at the west end of the south aisle probably representing the Ascension,
Pentecost, Coronation of the Virgin and the Incredulity of St. Thomas. Near the
south door, the resurrection. In the north aisle St. Thomas Becket and St.
Catherine before the Emperor. Saints in window splays of north aisle with scroll
decoration to the arches. All are very faded, the reputed descent of the Holy
Ghost has disappeared. Monuments: Left of altar, Rev. Edward Halles died 1715
and family. Marble tablet with broken scroll pediment over. Right of altar
similar plain tablet to other members of Halles family probably errected after
1724. Frances Maria Montgomery died 1794 plain oval tablet to right of altar. 4
mid C19 oval tablets to left of altar commemorate Montgomery family. Plain
tablet to B. Drage 1797 south aisle. Hatchment AR/1711. Font dated 1889 may
incorporate medieval bowl.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.260).
Listing NGR: SP7923169830
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