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Church of St Denys

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cold Ashby, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3805 / 52°22'49"N

Longitude: -1.0375 / 1°2'15"W

OS Eastings: 465610

OS Northings: 276269

OS Grid: SP656762

Mapcode National: GBR 9S0.NJ6

Mapcode Global: VHCTV.YFVF

Plus Code: 9C4W9XJ6+6X

Entry Name: Church of St Denys

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Last Amended: 20 November 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401698

ID on this website: 101216470

Location: St Denys' Church, Cold Ashby, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Cold Ashby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Cold Ashby St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP67NE (South side)
8/13 Church of St. Denys
02/11/54 (Formerly listed as Church of
St. Denis)


Church. C12 to C14, restored c.1840, Regular coursed and square coursed lias
with ashlar dressings and lead roof. Nave, chancel and west tower. Chancel:
South elevation of 2-window range of 2-light square-headed windows, with
square-headed south door between. The north elevation has no windows. 3-light
east window has Intersecting tracery. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar gable
parapets. Nave south elevation of 4-window range at lower level, from left to
right: 2-light window with C14 tracery, 3-light Perpendicular window with panel
tracery, 2-light window with Y-tracery and 2-light window with square head.
Clerestory of 3-window range of 2-light windows; that to left has a wood
mullion, transom and lintel. Remains of sundial to right. South porch, reputed
c.1696, has inner door under 4-centred arch with spandrels decorated with
quatrefoils; gabled roof with ashlar parapets. Nave north elevation of
one-window range at lower level of 2-light C14 window. Clerestory of 2-window
range of 2-light windows. 2 large buttresses with slated copings to left.
Shallow-pitched nave roof has ashlar gable parapets. C19 vestry to right has
ashlar gable parapets and lean-to roof with plain tile covering. West tower of
three stages with 2-light west window in lower stage with small arch-headed door
below. On south face a large buttress projection houses staircase. 4-light
bellchamber openings with transoms to each face of third stage. Castellated
parapet with short pinnacles at corners. Interior: Double-chamfered chancel arch
has plain responds. Perpendicular roof structure to nave and chancel with
moulded tie beams in the nave. Stepped and chamfered tower arch partially
visible behind C19 organ gallery at west end of the nave. North door opening is
probably C19. C19 and C20 stained glass to all chancel windows, north nave and
south-east nave windows. Monuments: Late C18 black oval tablet on north wall of
chancel to Elizabeth Castle and Elizabeth Markham. Several C19 marble tablets.
Perpendicular octagonal font on a panelled stem with fluerons to the underside
of the bowl. Hatchment to north wall of nave.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.153).

Listing NGR: SP6561076269

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