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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A Grade I Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2415 / 52°14'29"N

Longitude: -0.8973 / 0°53'50"W

OS Eastings: 475391

OS Northings: 260939

OS Grid: SP753609

Mapcode National: GBR BW8.FYX

Mapcode Global: VHDRZ.DXHK

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052407

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232217

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Northampton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Northampton Holy Sepulchre with S Andrew and St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

19-JAN-52 (East side)


One of the rare round churches, having a circular nave, derived from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. The original church of about 1100 had a round nave of 8 columns, supporting a triforium, and a short chancel, probably apse-ended. A North aisle was added circa 118O, leaving the present arcade. A second North aisle was added circa 1275. During the early C15 a South aisle was built, the triforium of the round was replaced by a clerestory, and a Western tower was added. The restoration of 1860-4 added further extensions to the East. The round nave, now the Baptistry, is still impressive, though restored 1868-73. Additions of 1860-4 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Not a Templar church, always a parish church. Chancel screen by Oldrid Scott, 1880. Brass of 1640.

Listing NGR: SP7539160939

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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