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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Cottesbrooke, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3553 / 52°21'18"N

Longitude: -0.9588 / 0°57'31"W

OS Eastings: 471009

OS Northings: 273531

OS Grid: SP710735

Mapcode National: GBR BTT.BDR

Mapcode Global: VHDRK.B2G9

Plus Code: 9C4X924R+4F

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360121

ID on this website: 101067102

Location: All Saints' Church, Cottesbrooke, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Cottesbrooke

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Cottesbrooke All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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14/132 Church of All Saints
- I

Church. Late C13 with C18 alterations. Originally cruciform plan with west
tower. Coursed limestone and lias rubble with ashlar dressings and lead roof.
Chancel C13. East window of 2 lancets with moulded surrounds. South
elevation of 2-window range of C18 2-light windows with Y-tracery. North
elevation similar with tall lancet, part blocked. Shallow pitched roof with
finial and moulded stone cornice. South transept C13 with 3 C18, two-light
windows with Y-tracery. Gabled roof with ashlar parapet, with decorated
string course and gargoyles. Nave C13: South elevation, of 2-window range
with porch between 3- and 4-light C18 traceried windows. Gabled porch
with 6-panelled double doors. North elevation similar with arcade to
demolished north transept partially blocked and formed into a window with
Y-tracery. Shallow pitched roof with castellated ashlar parapet. West tower
late C13 of 3 stages with angle buttresses at corners. Narrow lancet in
second stage. Pair of 2-light bell chamber windows in third stage with
Y-tracery and moulded surrounds repeated on each face. Moulded corners to
third stage. Castellated ashlar parapet with moulded pinnacles.
Interior: Chancel: All windows have C13 shafts with capitals and moulded
surrounds. Fine C15 shallow pitch king post roof. Chamfered chancel arch
with truncated shafts and ogee headed squint to right. Navel Windows are
similar to the chancel. Flat plaster ceiling with C18 painted cornice
restored in 1960. Double chamfered tower arch. Plain chamfered arch to south
transept with rood loft opening to loft. Perpendicular roof to south
transept. C19 Stained glass to east windows, south east chancel window and
north and south chancel lancets.
The pulpit is C18 three decker with fielded panelling and single wooden
shaft supporting tester with inlay decoration to underside and quarter turn
stair with turned balusters. Family pew opposite with similar stair has fire-
place with marble surround. C19 box pews in nave.
The C18 wooden font cover in a hexagonal bowl on a pedistal. The communion
rail, altar table and reredos screen are by Lord Mottistone 1956-60.
Monuments: South transept, east wall, John Rede died 1604. Alabaster and
marble recumbent effigy on half rolled mat with flat arch over and flanking
columns with big cartouche under. Ten kneeling children at base. Spiked
railings around. Centre of south transept, Sir John Langham and wife 1676 by
Thomas Cartwright senior is of white and grey marble. Recumbent effigies on
tomb chest with cartouches. Spiked railings around. South wall of chancel
firs. Mary Langham died 1773 white marble tablet with urn by Moore. South wall
of nave, Sir John Langham white tablet with female figure and 3 urns. North
wall of nave Lady Langham died 1807 marble tabled with standing figure by
Bacon Junior. Mariane Langham died 1809 and Lady Langham died 1810 also by
Bacon, marble with draped urn and broken column respectively. South west
corner of nave Sir William Langham died 1812 by Bacon, free standing marble
urn, surmounted by foliage. The Church was restored by Lord Mottistone in
(Buildings of England : Northamptonshire p.162).

Listing NGR: SP7100973531

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