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Church of St Denys

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ravensthorpe, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3271 / 52°19'37"N

Longitude: -1.0183 / 1°1'5"W

OS Eastings: 467000

OS Northings: 270346

OS Grid: SP670703

Mapcode National: GBR 9ST.1CD

Mapcode Global: VHDRJ.9RJW

Plus Code: 9C4W8XGJ+VM

Entry Name: Church of St Denys

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227982

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402472

ID on this website: 101227982

Location: Ravensthorpe, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Ravensthorpe

Built-Up Area: Ravensthorpe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Ravensthorpe St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP67SE (East side)
11/46 Church of St. Denys


Also known as Church of St. Dionysius.
Church. C13 and C19. Squared coursed and regular coursed lias with lead and
plain-tile roof. Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Chancel: C19, south
elevation of 2-window range of traceried lancet windows. South door between.
North elevation, similar, of one-window range. 3-light east window has roundel
with cusping. Gabled roof with ashlar cornice, gable parapets and finial. South
aisle of 2-window range of 3-light windows; that to left has a square head and
that to right has Perpendicular style tracery. Similar 3-light east window. All
have some C19 and C20 tracery. 2-light west window with ogee head. Lean-to roof
with ashlar gable parapets. South porch, to left, is C19 with double-chamfered
outer door opening and Decorated inner door openings. Gabled roof with ashlar
gable parapets. North aisle of 2-window range of 3-light windows under segmental
arches; similar east window and 2-light west window. North door to far right
also under segmental arch. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. The north
aisle projects half a bay alongside the chancel. Nave clerestory of 3-window
range of 2-light windows; that to south has segmental arches and 2 to north have
square heads with arched lights. West tower, C13 restored c.1810, of 4 stages
with angle buttresses at the west corners. 2-light west window at ground level.
Double lancet bell-chamber openings with attached shafts in upper stage. The
upper stage is subdivided by a string course at the springing of the window
openings. Castellated parapet probably C14. Tablet reset in north wall of
chancel commemorates John Adams died 1698 and his wife died 1737, and has cherub
at head. Interior: Double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave arcade, C13, of 3-bays of
double-chamfered arches on octagonal piers. Triple-chamfered tower arch. Tomb
recess in south aisle. Jacobean pulpit. Parts of the screen are Perpendicular.
Parish chest has iron banding.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p,384).

Listing NGR: SP6700070346

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