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Church of Holy Cross

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pattishall, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1828 / 52°10'58"N

Longitude: -1.0198 / 1°1'11"W

OS Eastings: 467113

OS Northings: 254295

OS Grid: SP671542

Mapcode National: GBR 9VK.10N

Mapcode Global: VHDS9.8DQH

Plus Code: 9C4W5XMJ+43

Entry Name: Church of Holy Cross

Listing Date: 17 May 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371539

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234781

ID on this website: 101371539

Location: Holy Cross Church, Pattishall, West Northamptonshire, NN12

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Pattishall

Built-Up Area: Pattishall

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Pattishall

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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CHURCH STREET (North side)
Church of Holy Cross


Church. C11 to C15. Restored and vestry enlarged 1872. Coursed squared limestone and ironstone, and ironstone and limestone rubble, ironstone dressings, lead roofs except for tile roof of porch. Chancel, vestry and organ chamber replacing north chancel chapel, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower.

Two-bay chancel has three-light east window with C19 Decorated tracery and two-light windows to south, that to south-east Perpendicular with straight head, that to south-west with C19 Decorated tracery. Small blocked low-side lancet window to south-west. Vestry and organ chamber to north, has three-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion windows to north. One-light windows and door to east with stone lintel and hollow-chamfered Tudor-arched surround, and lean-to roof. Nave has clerestory of two two-light leaded windows to north only, with wood lintels, and long and short work to north-east and north-west angles.

North aisle has projection to east end with two-light window to north with ogee-headed lights and quatrefoil to triangular head, a three-light Perpendicular window to east of blocked north door with round-arched head and imposts, and two-light west window with Y-tracery. Similar window to west end of south aisle, which has similar windows to south-east and south-west, three-light Perpendicular window to east of south porch, and four-light east window with pointed cinquefoil-headed lights and quatrefoil to head. Hollow-chamfered south doorway with chamfered stone surround and hood mould in C17 gabled porch with round-arched doorway with keyblocks and imposts and stone sundial above with shaped top.

Three-stage tower has many-moulded west doorway with old plank door and hinges, probably medieval, a two-light window above with Y-tracery, bell-chamber openings with similar tracery and plain stone-coped parapet. Diagonal offset buttress to tower, south aisle and chancel. Plain stone-coped parapets to body of church. All windows except those to vestry and clerestory have hood moulds.

Interior: chancel has piscina with pointed trefoil head, blocked north door with similar head and inscription above, chamfered arch and double-chamfered arch to vestry, and tomb recess to south with roll-moulded arch. Norman chancel arch with round-arched head and carved imposts. Nave has three-bay arcades with octagonal piers, polygonal responds, moulded capitals and double-chamfered arches. Chamfered arch on corbels at east end of north aisle: similar corbel to north, one bay west. South aisle has piscina with cusped head and aumbry. Blocked windows visible on south wall of nave above arcade on south side, one apparently circular. C17 communion table in north aisle. Polygonal C17 pulpit. Hanoverian Royal arms, oil on canvas, over tower arch. Two panels of much restored medieval glass in south aisle window: old crown glass leaded quarries.

Monuments: wall monument of limestone to Thomas Loving, founder of charity school, d.1684. White marble wall monument to Thomas Coleman Welch, d.1770. Wall monument with white marble sarcophagus inscription plaque on grey marble ground signed J.Stephens, Worc. to William Drayson of Floore Fields,d.1840, High Sherriff, 1839, and Thomas Drayson,d.1872, of Pattishall House (demolished).

Listing NGR: SP6711354295

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