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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Spratton, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3243 / 52°19'27"N

Longitude: -0.9484 / 0°56'54"W

OS Eastings: 471769

OS Northings: 270100

OS Grid: SP717701

Mapcode National: GBR BV7.71F

Mapcode Global: VHDRK.HVZ1

Plus Code: 9C4X83F2+PM

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360236

ID on this website: 101356914

Location: St Andrew's Church, Spratton, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Spratton

Built-Up Area: Spratton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Spratton

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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16/247 Church of St. Andrew

Church. C12 to C15. Squared coursed lias with lead roof. Nave, aisles,
chancel and west tower. Chancel, south elevation, 2-window range of 2-light
Perpendicular windows with small south door between. East window similar of
3 lights. Gabled roof with ashlar parapet and finials. North aisle extending
to full length of chancel was built by John Chambre between 1494 and 1505 with
two 3-light simple perpendicular style windows and similar 4-light east
window. South aisle: 3-window range of two 2-light windows with reticulated
tracery and one of 3 lights with 4-centred head. C12 south door between
windows 1 and 2 from left has zig-zag decoration, carved capitals and double
shafts. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets. North Aisle: 3-window range of 2-
light windows with intersecting tracery. 3-light window with 4-centred head to
west. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets. Gabled porch between window 1 and 2
from right is probably C19. Nave: 4-window range, 2 windows to left are 2-
light square headed with reticulated tracery, those to right are 2-light with
4-centred arched heads. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets. West tower of 3
stages, late C12, has west entrance with zig-zag decoration, moulded capitals
and shafts. C12 triple arch above. Second stage has 5-bay archade with detached
shafts. Third stage has double Early English bell openings with semi-circular
arch over and pointed arches flanking with similar arrangement to each facade.
Corbel table with battlements and C14 recessed spire with 2 stages of lucarnes,
Interior: Chancel: 2-bay arcade of chamfered arches into north chapel with
octagonal pier. Double chamfered chancel arch, shallow C19 kingpost roof, 4-
bay nave arcade of C12 semi circular arches on north side with step and
chamfer having square abaci, capital with upright leaves and circular piers,
south arcade of C19 of double chamfered arches on circular piers, C12 tower
arch and shallow king post roof. 2 arcaded tomb recesses in south aisle and
one in north. Stained glass, east window by Powell 1899. Monuments: brass
under organ, to Robert Powell and family 1464. Tomb chest with quatrefoils
between east chancel arcade and similar with trefoiled panels has recumbent
alabaster figure of Sir John Swinford 1371 (original iron gridle alongside).
Piscina and sedilia in chancel. Tall niche with ogee head and foliated
finials on east wall of south aisle. Many marble tables, 2 similar to Francis
and Elizabeth Beynan late C18 by William Cox, both with cherubs head set
against obelisk. Pews C19 have traceried ends. Font, octagonal C13.

Listing NGR: SP7176970100

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