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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Moreton Pinkney, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1368 / 52°8'12"N

Longitude: -1.1627 / 1°9'45"W

OS Eastings: 457402

OS Northings: 249052

OS Grid: SP574490

Mapcode National: GBR 8TM.0VB

Mapcode Global: VHCVY.SKP9

Plus Code: 9C4W4RPP+PW

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293734

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234164

Location: Moreton Pinkney, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN11

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Moreton Pinkney

Built-Up Area: Moreton Pinkney

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Moreton Pinkney St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Description

MORETON PINKNEY MAIN ROAD
SP5749 (South side)
9/135 Church of St. Mary
04/02/69

GV II*

Church. Late C12 and C13, with late Perpendicular and C19 alterations. In 1846
chancel, and south arcade rebuilt in original form re-using some old work.
Squared coursed ironstone, lead and tile roofs. Chancel, aisled nave and
clerestory. North and south porches, and west-tower. Priest's doorway on north
side chancel has C13 work re-used. C13 east window in south aisle with C19
tracery. Late Perpendicular window east of south porch with 2 arched uncusped
lights and square head. C16/C17 Late Perpendicular south porch. Inner doorway
C13. Window left of south porch C19. Trefoil headed lancet in west wall. C12
tower of 3 stages has plain lancet in ground stage to west, bell openings of one
cusped light, that to north flanked by blind cusped arches. North aisle has
plain lancet to west. 2-light Late Perpendicular window west of porch with 2
uncusped lights and square hood. C14 north porch has date plaque 1649/HH/IK
probably recording a restoration. Inner doorway late C12, has chamfered round
headed arch and plain jambs. 3-light square headed Perpendicular window
(probably rebuilt) to east of porch. C14 three-light window with Geometrical
tracery to east. Perpendicular clerestory. Interior: C13 double piscina recess
in chancel has central shaft with bell capital, side shafts with stiff leaf
capitals and deeply moulded trefoil arch. Triple lancets in east wall have jamb
shafts with recessed C18 stiff leaf capitals. Late C12 north aisle, 3 bays, with
pointed unchamfered arches, round piers and square abaci. 3-bay south arcade,
rebuilt C19 using C13 work, has single chamfered arches, round piers and
octagonal abaci. C13 piscina in south aisle has trefoiled niche with crocketed
hood. Roofs C19. Details of church restoration in 1846 described by Sir Henry
Dryden in an address to the Northamptonshire Archeological Society, 1879. Quoted
in typescript guide to church. The C18 naturalist, Gilbert White was vicar of
Moreton Pinkney and curate of Selbourne, in Hampshire, where he lived.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.307; Typescript Guide to Moreton
Pinkney Church).


Listing NGR: SP5740249052

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