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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holdenby, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3022 / 52°18'7"N

Longitude: -0.9868 / 0°59'12"W

OS Eastings: 469187

OS Northings: 267599

OS Grid: SP691675

Mapcode National: GBR 9T1.PB6

Mapcode Global: VHDRQ.VD6H

Plus Code: 9C4X8227+V7

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360204

ID on this website: 101281660

Location: All Saints' Church, Holdenby, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Holdenby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: East Haddon and Holdenby St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Church of All Saints
- II*

Church. C14 and C19. Restored by Sir G.G. Scott 1868. Lias ashlar with
plain fishscale tile roof. Aisled nave chancel and west tower. Chancel C19
to the design of Sir Henry Dryden of Canons Ashby is of 3-window range of
lancets with gabled buttresses between. Triple lancet east window with
lozenge window above. Organ chamber projection on north side of chancel.
Ashlar gable parapets, kneelers and finial. South aisle probably C14 restored
1868 is of 2-window range of 3-light windows with reticulated tracery with
similar east and west windows. C19 gabled porch between windows. Gabled
roof with ashlar gable parapets. North aisle of 3-window range of 2-light C14
square-headed windows. North door between windows 2 and 3 from left has
pointed arched head. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapet. Nave clerestory
wall only partially visible by gabled roof. West tower of 3 stages with
clasping buttress at west and angle buttress at junction with nave
incorporating remains of gargoyle above first stage. Ground-floor west window
of 2 lights with pointed arched head. 2-light bell openings to each face of
third stage. Crenellated parapet. Interior: C14 nave arcade of 3 bays with
double chamfered arches and octagonal piers the south side having hollow
chamfers. Blocked quatrefoil clerestory windows on north wall of nave.
Double chamfered chancel arch. Chancel walls painted with C19 motifs, C19
roofs. C14 glazed floor tiles in belfry. C17 painted inscription has
strapworth surrounds. Stained glass: west window by Powell, several other
windows including the east window contain C19 stained glass. Monuments:
Incised alabaster slab to William Holdenby died 1490 and wife at east end
of south aisle. C14 grave slab alongside. Piscina with ribbed head in south
aisle. C19 misericords in chancel and stall c.1720, French with ribbon
work. Chancel and belfry screens and reredos reputed to have formed part
of the hall screen to Holdenby Palace C17, has Roman Doric columns, metope
frieze with slender columns to sections above dados. The top and middle
arch with tapering pilasters flanked by 2 foliage volutes with openwork.
The village which was immediately to the south was moved when Holdenby
Palace was built.
(Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.260).

Listing NGR: SP6918767599

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