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Church of St Denys

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kelmarsh, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4061 / 52°24'21"N

Longitude: -0.9207 / 0°55'14"W

OS Eastings: 473522

OS Northings: 279220

OS Grid: SP735792

Mapcode National: GBR BT9.21V

Mapcode Global: VHDR6.0S4D

Plus Code: 9C4XC34H+CP

Entry Name: Church of St Denys

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1370062

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360313

ID on this website: 101370062

Location: St Dionysius's Church, Kelmarsh, West Northamptonshire, NN6

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Kelmarsh

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Kelmarsh St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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6/60 Church of St. Denys


Church. C14, with C19 work, by J.K. Colling. Regular coursed lias and limestone
wth lead and stone slated roof. Nave, chancel, north aisle and west tower. Nave
and chancel: south elevation of 6-window range, 4 to left of 2 lights with
pointed heads and 2 to right of 2 lights with square heads, all restored C19.
Pitched roof with coursed corbels. North elevation of chancel of one bay
projection beyond north aisle. C19 three-light east window. North aisle,
4-window range of 3-light Perpendicular windows with 4-centred heads; that to
left has transom with cusps. East window of north aisle of 3-lights with
Carolean tracery of lozenges and circles. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapet, that
to far left has Jacobean decoration with obelisk at the corner, reputed to be of
1638. Gabled porch between windows one and 2 from right. West tower,
Perpendicular of 4 stages with clasping buttresses and 2-light bell chamber
openings to each face of fourth stage. Ashlar broach spire with 2 stages of
lucarnes. Iron railings attached to east of the chancel Interior: Chancel,
c.1874 by J.K. Colling in High Victorian style with blind arcading to walls
having panels of marble allegedly taken from buildings of ancient Rome. Marble
floor, mosaic wall decoration by Powells, designed by Wooldridge. Nave has C19
four bay arcade of pointed arches with circular pink marble piers. C19 roofs,
that in nave has large angel corbels. Stained glass: East window by Lavers,
Barraud and Westlake, 2 windows at south west end of nave by William Pepper,
bellfry window also has stained glass. (Frontal and alter ring by Morris and
Co.). Screen in west tower arch mid C20 incorporating late C16 and early C17
panels of Netherlandish and German origin depicting the storey of Esther.
Monuments: Brass to Mary Osborne died 1534, headless. In north chapel, now
vestry, Sir John Hanbury died 1639; two kneeling figures facing across a prayer
desk, drapery above with open pediment over. To left William Hanbury died 1768,
large inscribed marble panel with strigillated sarcophagus above. To left
William Hanbury died 1807 by chantry, Grecian altar with drapery and 2
interlocked wreaths. Font: High Victorian style. Also known as Church of St.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.270).

Listing NGR: SP7352279220

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