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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Brington, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2811 / 52°16'51"N

Longitude: -1.0234 / 1°1'24"W

OS Eastings: 466721

OS Northings: 265219

OS Grid: SP667652

Mapcode National: GBR 9T6.S3N

Mapcode Global: VHDRQ.6XTP

Plus Code: 9C4W7XJG+CJ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067622

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360047

ID on this website: 101067622

Location: St Mary's Church, Great Brington, West Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Brington

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Brington

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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20/59 Church of St. Mary
02/11/54 4
- I

Church. Late C13 to C19. Coursed squared lias with ashlar dressings and lead
roof. Chancel and north chapel, largely rebuilt for John Spencer 1522 and
restored by Blore 1846. South side, three 3-light Perpendicular windows,
chancel and north chapel of equal length with identical Perpendicular, 5-light
east windows with 4-centred heads. North chapel has polygonal projection with
single-light windows, 1846 by Rev. H. Rose. Ashlar parapet and shallow gabled
roofs to both chapels, not visible. South aisle, mid C14, three 3-light
windows with reticulated tracery similar west window, ashlar parapet, single
pitched roof. Arched and gabled tomb recess between second and third window
with dog-tooth moulding. Gabled porch datestone 1832 by Blore, between first
and second windows. Gabled buttresses at corners with gargoyles. North aisle
similar to south with 6-panelled north door. Nave clerestory of 6-window range
on south and 3-window range on north, having 3-light windows with square heads.
Several dated rainwater heads 1794 and 1827. West tower: 3 stages with string
course. 2-stage angle buttresses, west door with 4-centred head: tall C14
three light windows immediately above with panel tracery. Plain 2-light
windows to each face of third stage. Castellated parapet with corbelled table.
Interior: 6-bay C14 arcade with octagonal piers and double chamfered arches:
South taller with concave sides to piers, stained glass: east window by Morris
and Co. 1912. South window of chancel has remains of glass c1532. North
chapel C19 glass by Ward. Pews c.1846 with poppy heads incorporating C15 work,
font, circular, of Purbeck marble, C13 base. Monuments: Inscribed tablets to
Robert Washington 1622 and Laurence Washington 1616 in nave and chancel
respectively. Spencer monuments in north chapel: south east of chapel Sir
John Spencer died 1522 and wife: effigies on tomb chest beneath canopy
decorated with shields, quatrefoils and an angel. Sir John Spencer died 1586
and wife, west of previous: by Jasper Hollemans. Recumbent effigies on tomb
chest and round arch, decorated with shields and obelisks with pediment over.
Robert first Baron Spencer and wife errected 1599 by Hollemans: west of the
previous. Effigies on painted sarcophagus, he in armour, she with heraldic
coverlet. Depressed arch over supported on Corinthian columns. Obelisks
and pendants above. Sir William Spencer died 1532 below east window, plain
tomb chest with quatrefoils. Sir John Spencer died 1599 and wife, north east
corner, by Hollemans; effigies under canopy, decorated with obelisks and
strapwork, supported by black columns with corinthian capitals. William
Lord Spencer, erected 1638 by Nicholas Stone, effigies on tomb chest with
canopy over in black and white marble. Sir Edward Spencer 1655; south-east
corner by John Stone, demi-figure rising from urn. John Spencer 1783, by
Nollekens, west of bay window is white marble tablet, female figure with male
profile in clouds. Other C19 monuments, coronets and hatchments relating to
the Spencer family. The whole chapel is enclosed by railing with spikes.
The Spencer chapel is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.229)

Listing NGR: SP6672165219

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