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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Brixworth, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.334 / 52°20'2"N

Longitude: -0.9044 / 0°54'15"W

OS Eastings: 474750

OS Northings: 271217

OS Grid: SP747712

Mapcode National: GBR BV3.L5W

Mapcode Global: VHDRL.8LRN

Plus Code: 9C4X83MW+H6

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360072

Location: Brixworth, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Brixworth

Built-Up Area: Brixworth

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Brixworth All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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- I

Church. C7, C10, C13 and C19. Ironstone, lias rubble with C19 plain tiled
roof. Nave, chancel with apse, south chapel and west tower. Polygonal apse:
c.1865 with 3 single-light round-headed windows. C7 work at base and in north
wall. Blocked C7 arched openings from nave to former ambulatory at semi-
basement level either side of apse. C7 single-light windows above. South
chapel: C13 has two 2-light windows with intersecting tracery. Similar 2-light
windows to west and 3-light to east. Nave, south elevation: 4-bay round-headed
arcade C7 each with double voissoir of reused Roman tiles. Plain rectangular
rubble piers. Western-most arcade has C12 round-headed entrance with moulded
capitals and base and studded and ribbed door. C19 round-headed windows in
remaining arcade. 3 single-light C7 round headed clerestory windows between
nave arcades. Nave and chancel, north elevation, similar to south elevation
with C7 arcade and clerestory. Two 3-light C14 windows with reticulated
tracery to chancel. Continuous gabled roof to nave and chancel with C14
crenellated parapet restored in C19. West tower of 2 stages, lower stage
C7 with some Roman tiles in the masonry. Large C10 semi-circular stair turret
on west side projecting into second stage with plain rectangular window
openings and flat roof. Some herring-bone coursing. Mainly C14 second stage
with 2-light ogee-headed windows on each face. C14 broach spire, ashlar with
pinnacles and two tiers of lucarnes. Interior: Chancel has C7 round-headed
arch to apse with voussoir of reused Roman tiles. 2-bay C13 arcade to south
chapel with chamfered arches. Painted screen, formerly rood screen, in east
arcade, restored C20. Nave, 4-bay blocked arcades as described externally with
voussoirs of Roman tiles. Large C14 double-chamfered chancel arch. C7 arched
opening to tower with similar blocked opening above having C10 triple arched
opening above divided by baluster shafts with trapizoidal capitals. C19 roof
with king post and tie beam. Stained glass to nave windows on south side of
nave c.1888. Reliquary adjacent to pulpit, probably c.1300 has small cusped
arch under crocketted gable. Sculpture in west jamb of south door, probably
C9, depicting eagle of St. John. Monument C13 in south chapel, cross legged
knight. History: Monastery C7 thought to be of Basilica plan, devastated
at Danish invasion 876, converted to parish church C10 when original western
entrance formed into tower. C13 south aisle, porch and chancel removed during
extensive restoration of 1865.
(Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.124).

Listing NGR: SP7475071217

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