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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Laxton, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.5537 / 52°33'13"N

Longitude: -0.5994 / 0°35'57"W

OS Eastings: 495055

OS Northings: 296011

OS Grid: SP950960

Mapcode National: GBR DVF.Z4H

Mapcode Global: VHFN7.K2GP

Plus Code: 9C4XHC32+F6

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 31 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1233912

English Heritage Legacy ID: 409513

ID on this website: 101233912

Location: All Saints' Church, Laxton, North Northamptonshire, NN17

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Laxton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Laxton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP99NE (West side)
4/153 Church of All Saints
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as All Saints
Church. C12, C13 dated 1659, chancel rebuilt, north aisle added and church
restored about 1865 to designs of Lord Carbery. Squared coursed limestone with
ashlar dressings and spire. Lead and Collyweston slate roofs. Aisled nave,
chancel, west tower and south porch. South elevation of chancel of 2-window
range of 2-light windows; window to right is C14 reset, the other is similar
C19. Priest door, between windows, has single-chamfered arch-head. 2-stage angle
buttress at corner. Gabled roof with Collyweston slates and ashlar gable
parapets and finial. C19 cast iron gutter with cast iron gargoyle, to right. C19
three-light east window with roundel and mouchettes. Flanking 2-stage
buttresses. Bulls-head above window is mid C19, carved by Lord Carbery. North
elevation of chancel is similar to south elevation with a 2-window range of C19
windows. Evidence of re-fenestratian between windows. Cl9 cast iron gutter, with
gargoyle to left. South aisle of 3 bays, 2-window range. C19 three-light windows
to centre and right, one has Perpendicular style tracery, the other Decorated
style tracery. 2-stage buttresses between windows and to corners. Centre
buttress has datestone 1659 on return. Lean-to roof with plain parapet. C19,
two-light east and west windows. C19 chimney to south-west corner. Gabled porch
with C19 double-chamfered outer doorway. Inner doorway has one order of C12
shafts with capitals decorated with volutes. C19 stepped and moulded arch over
doorway. North aisle of 3-window range of C19 three-light windows similar to
south aisle. 2-stage buttresses between windows and at corners. Lean-to roof
with plain parapet. Cl9 cast iron gargoyle to left of centre. C19 two-light east
window and C14 two-light west window with panel tracery. C19 cast iron gargoyle
to left of window. Central gabled eared dormers with 2-light square-head windows
to centre of each side of nave roof. Gabled roof with Collyweston slates. Late
C13 west tower of 3 unbuttressed stages. 2-light west window in lower stage.
Slit window in north face of second stage, 2-light bell-chamber openings to each
face of upper stage have central shafts and cinquefoil circles above. Broach
spire rises from simple corbel table. 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: 3-bay nave
arcade of double-chamfered arches with quatrefoil piers and cluster shaft
responds. South arcade is late C13 and north arcade is C19. C19 stepped and
chartered chancel arch with flat, chamfered, responds. Double chamfered tower
arch with corbelled responds. Cl9 roof structures. Reset trefoil head piscina to
right of altar. Pulpit with large scroll supports in early C18 style was carved
by Lord Carbery mid C19. C19 octagonal font. Monuments: Thomas Phillips, d.1661;
small wreathed wall plaque in south aisle with blank device above. Late C18 and
early C19 flour tablets to Carbery family in chancel. George Freke Evens,
d.1829; similar floor tablet. William Charles Eighth Baron Carbery, d.1894;
marble plaque to north wail of chancel explaining his restoration of the church.
Late C18 wall tablet to north wall of chancel. Lord Carbery of Laxton Hall was
an amateur carver who prepared designs for the mid/late C19 works to the church.
There are several blank corbel blocks in the church which he may have intended
to carve himself.
(Buildings of England; Northamptonshire: p289; RCHM: An Inventory of
Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p107)

Listing NGR: SP9505596011

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