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Latitude: 52.2893 / 52°17'21"N
Longitude: -1.1495 / 1°8'58"W
OS Eastings: 458109
OS Northings: 266026
OS Grid: SP581660
Mapcode National: GBR 8RP.J5T
Mapcode Global: VHCV6.1Q5C
Entry Name: Church of St Martin
Listing Date: 18 January 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1077025
English Heritage Legacy ID: 361184
Location: Welton, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11
Civil Parish: Welton
Built-Up Area: Welton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Welton St Martin
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
WELTON HIGH STREET
SP56NE (East side)
5/296 Church of St. Martin
Church. C15 with earlier tower. Ironstone rubble, squared and coursed with slate
roof to chancel, nave, vestry and porch. Chancel, which is of 2 bays has 2
restored C15 windows to south and one to north and one restored C15 window to
east. Small C15 priest's door to south has moulded arch and later wood door.
Adjoining nave to north a vestry of later date with wood-panelled door. Hood
mould and label stops to windows and doors, coping to gables and quoins to
angles. Aisled nave has no clerestorey and is of 3 bays. 3 restored C15 windows
to south with one at east and one at west, and 3 to north with one C14 window at
west. Hood moulds and label stops, some carved. Door to north has pointed,
triple moulded arch with hood mould and later 2-leaf wood-panelled door. Roof
has coped gables. Porch to south has moulded door surround with wood plank door
and hood moulds and roof has coped gable and kneelers. To either side a small,
square-headed window of 2 liqhts. Tower is of 3 storeys, to west at first stage
a single pointed lancet, chamfered and with hood mould, probably C14. Second
stage has similar lancet to south and clock face to west. Third stage, which is
slightly set back, has three C14 sandstone windows of Reticulated tracery, all
with hood moulds. The corners have angle buttresses. Corbel table to top stage
with carved faces. The whole building rests on a stone plinth. Interior: chancel
window to east surmounted by hood mould with carved foliage label stops. The
roof is C19 and rests upon carved foliage corbels. C14 piscina in south wall is
cusped. Chancel arch, which is C15, is chamfered and has polygonal respond
shafts below capitals. Nave is 4-bay double-chamfered arcade with C15 polygonal
piers upon plinths, with responds to west wall and chancel. Tower arch is set
slightly off centre and is double chamfered beneath hood mould. Roof is mostly
C19 and C20 restoration, perhaps with some reused C15 beams in aisles. Moulded
pointed arch to porch has hood mould and 2-leaf wood door of 10 panels. Arch to
outer door is moulded and chamfered. Floor to east end of chancel is decorated
with C19 polychrome marbels and some malachite, reputed to be a Russian gift.
C20 choir stalls. Pulpit was carved by villagers in 1899. Pews are C19. C19
stained glass in 2 chancel windows and in west wall tower. Series of C17, C18
and early C19 memorial tablets set in walls of chancel and nave are dedicated to
the Clarke family, some having been carved by Cox of Daventry. Corbel set into
wall is late medieval and probably reset, whilst simply moulded stone font is of
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, pp.456-7).
Listing NGR: SP5810966026
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