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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II* Listed Building in Yarwell, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5671 / 52°34'1"N

Longitude: -0.4214 / 0°25'16"W

OS Eastings: 507094

OS Northings: 297761

OS Grid: TL070977

Mapcode National: GBR FX0.28Z

Mapcode Global: WHGMB.HQKT

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225878

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422898

Location: Yarwell, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Yarwell

Built-Up Area: Yarwell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Yarwell St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

YARWELL MAIN STREET
TL0797 (South side)
15/232 Church of St. Mary Magdalene
23/05/67
GV II*
Church. C13, tower remodelled C18, aisles removed 1782 restored 1892. Squared
coursed limestone parts banded with ashlar and with ashlar dressings. Lead and
Collyweston slate roof. Originally aisled nave and chancel with west tower, nave
is now without aisles. South elevation of south chapel is of 2-window range of
one- and 2-light square-head windows. Shallow lean-to roof with lead covering,
and ashlar gable parapets. West elevation has outline of blocked archway. East
elevation is blank. 3-light east window of chancel has 4-centred arch-head and
hollow reveals. North elevation of north chapel, now vestry, is a 2-window range
with a 2-light square-head window, to right, and lancet window to left; both
restored C19. Similar roof as south chapel, with moulded rafter feet. East and
west elevations are blank. South elevation of nave is of 3-bays with evidence of
the C13 arcade to the former south aisle, now demolished. windows in flanking
bays have double-chamfered heads, formerly the heads of the arcades. Central C18
south doorway, now blocked has plain arch-head and ashlar surround with
keyblock. Plinth above window heads marks line of former roof abutment. Steeply
gabled roof with ashlar gable parapet and finial and exposed ends of tie beams,
at eaves. Nouth elevation of nave is all similar to the south elevation. Central
C18 north doorway with a C19 ribbed door. West tower of 2 uneven stages with
plinth. Unbuttressed with irregular ashlar quoins. 2-light west window has plain
circles at head and roil mouldings. Slit window above. 2-light bell-chamber
openings to each face of upper stage, have square-heads, arch-head lights and
roll mouldings. Plain ashlar parapet and set back pyramid roof with weathervane.
Interior: C13 three-bay nave arches of double chamfered arches, now all blocked,
have circular piers and semi-circular responds. 3 capitals on north side have
nail head decoration. Roof structure in nave is probably late C18 with king post
trusses. C19 roof structure in chancel and chapels. C19 octagonal font. C19 and
C20 furnishings. Fielded panelled vestibule over south doorway. C20 stained
glass to east window of chancel. Monuments: various C17 and C18 inscribed floor
slabs throughout, one in vestry has a brass plaque with coat of arms. Humphrey
Bellamy, d.1715, chest tomb in vestry with fielded panelled sides and black slab
with inscription and armorial device. Medieval gargoyle in south chapel.
Hatchment in belfry. The chancel was thatched until 1892. The removal of the
aisles in 1782 was carried out by a Mr. Sanderson as they had fallen into
disrepair.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: p472; RCHM: An Inventory of
Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire; p171)


Listing NGR: TL0709497761

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