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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farthingstone, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1899 / 52°11'23"N

Longitude: -1.1044 / 1°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 461320

OS Northings: 255007

OS Grid: SP613550

Mapcode National: GBR 9V7.PM5

Mapcode Global: VHCVS.T701

Plus Code: 9C4W5VQW+X6

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360555

ID on this website: 101054931

Location: St Mary's Church, Farthingstone, West Northamptonshire, NN12

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Farthingstone

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Farthingstone St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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14/65 Church of St. Mary
Church. Late C13, restored 1852, 1872; and 1924-28 by Talbot Brown & Fisher.
Coursed squared ironstone, tile roofs. Chancel, vestry (north side), nave, north
nave chapel, south porch, west tower. East window has 3 lights, intersecting
tracery and hood-mould with label stops. On north side of chancel C19 vestry
flanked by simple 2-light geometrical windows. To south a 3-light window with
intersecting tracery, and hood mould with label stops, pointed arch priests
door, and single lancet window with hood-mould to left. On north side of nave at
east end a 2-bay chapel with lean-to roof, and 2-light leaded windows with
hood-moulds to north and east. A single lancet to west. C19 stone extension with
plank door in pointed arch with hood-mould. Arched door in middle of north side
of nave. South side of nave has a 3-light window left of porch, a two-light
window to far left, both Perpendicular, a 3-light window, to right of porch, and
all with hood-moulds. 3 2-light clerestory windows in rectangular splayed frames
above porch. South porch has 4-centred moulded arch , gable and plain parapet.
4-centred moulded arch south door within. Nave has chamfered plinth, a plain
coped parapet with pinnacles to south-west and north-west corners. West tower
has 3 stages, a pointed arch south door, a west window, strings at floor level,
and small rectangular windows to middle stage on north and south sides. Belfry
stage has 2-light traceried window; crenellated parapet and corner pinnacles.
Interior: chancel has 2-seat sedilia and piscina, C19 encaustic-tiled floor to
sanctuary and choir, C19 stone reredos and timber barrel-vault roof of 1924.
Renewed chancel arch. North nave chapel has ovolo and hallow-chamfered arch to
nave with octagonal pillar to west and corbel respond to east; small bracket to
right of east window with leaf carving. Renewed Queen-post roof to nave. Fine
set of mid C19 pews with carved poppyheads to nave and chancel. C19 stained
glass east window, other C20 stained glass. Early C19 chamber organ in north
have chapel, painted Royal Arms of George IV in tower. Early C18, early and late
C19 wall monuments; plain octagonal tub font.

Listing NGR: SP6132055007

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