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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Crick, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3473 / 52°20'50"N

Longitude: -1.1378 / 1°8'16"W

OS Eastings: 458828

OS Northings: 272490

OS Grid: SP588724

Mapcode National: GBR 8QY.TBJ

Mapcode Global: VHCV0.78BC

Plus Code: 9C4W8VW6+WV

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 18 January 1968

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 361003

ID on this website: 101342994

Location: St Margaret's Church, Crick, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Crick

Built-Up Area: Crick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Crick St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Church. C14-C15, incorporating C12 work, restored in 1840 by R.C. Hussey.
Coursed ironstone and limestone rubble, coursed squared ironstone and sandstone
tower, tile and lead roofs. Chancel and north sacristy, aisled nave and south
porch, west tower. 5-light window with flowing tracery in east wall of chancel,
two 4-light windows with flowing tracery in north wall and priests doorway with
crocketed ogee hood in south wall flanked by 4-light windows with flowing
tracery. Circular low-side window (blocked) to left bay. 5-light east window to
south aisle has tracery with a large roundel framed by mouchettes. Windows to
south aisle east of porch, all 3-light with cinquefoil motif in the tracery.
3-light window with Reticulated tracery west of porch and 3-light west window
with cinquefoil tracery. Perpendicular south porch has arch with continuous
hollow mouldings. C19 inner doorway with 7-panel door. West tower of 3 stages
with broach spire and gabled lucarnes with ball-flower decoration. C19 west
window to north aisle. C14 three-light window with Intersecting tracery to west
of north doorway. C14 north doorway has arch with continuous mouldings. Three
3-light windows with flowing tracery to east, 4-light east window with mouchette
tracery and hood with large head stops. Interior: 5-bay nave arcades. The south
arcade incorporates Early English work and has responds with stiff leaf capitals
to the west. The two octagonal east piers and the double-chamfered arches are
Decorated. Similar octagonal piers and double chamfered arches to north arcade.
Perpendicular clerestory and roof to nave. Decorated sedilia and piscina in the
chancel, with crocketed ogee canopies. Doorway to sacristy has crocketed ogee
arch with large head stops. The chancel windows have double label stops carved
with figures, exotic beasts and foliage. The shield on label stop of south-west
window has coat of arms of Thomas de Astley. The chancel arch has large head
stops of a bishop and a king. Stone corbels to nave roof include reused C12
beasts' heads. Romanesque sandstone font, the base formed by three crouching
figures supporting a circular bawl carved all over with bead decoration. Stone
effigy of a woman c.1300, badly eroded, fragments of Flemish C16 stained glass
in north aisle window. Reused Jacobean panelling in the aisles. The organ was
built for the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in 1829, and not proving
satisfactory it was later sold and installed here. Parson's Hutch, in the south
aisle, a sentry box like structure formerly used to shelter the parson at
funerals, probably C18-C19, The Church is said to have been remodelled for Sir
Thomas de Astley in C14.
(Buildings of England; Northamptonshire, p.169).

Listing NGR: SP5882872490

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