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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Harrowden, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3363 / 52°20'10"N

Longitude: -0.7222 / 0°43'19"W

OS Eastings: 487159

OS Northings: 271679

OS Grid: SP871716

Mapcode National: GBR CWN.J77

Mapcode Global: VHDRP.FJKV

Plus Code: 9C4X87PH+G4

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371694

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233511

ID on this website: 101371694

Location: St Mary's Church, Little Harrowden, North Northamptonshire, NN9

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Little Harrowden

Built-Up Area: Little Harrowden

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Little Harrowden St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP87SE (North side)
2/231 Church of St. Mary


Church. Late C12, C14, C17, mid C19 and C20. Regular coursed and squared coursed
ironstone and limestone with lead roof. Aisled nave and chancel. South elevation
of chancel of one-window range with 3-light C14 window with 4-centred head.
4-light east window with Y-tracery supporting a roundel with cusping. North
elevation of chancel of one-window range with late C13 two-light window with
blank bay alongside. South aisle of 3-window range of 2-light windows with
Y-tracery. Small door opening to right has single-chamfered pointed arch. Late
C12 door opening to left has semi-circular arch with 3 roll mouldings and an
outer zig-zag moulding supported on 3 orders of shafts with volute capitals.
Projecting stone surround to door opening has ashlar coping with inscribed stone
"AND DN 1602 CD IB". Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets, parts having quatrefoil
frieze. Mid C19 north aisle of 3-window range of 2-light Gothic windows with
2-stage buttresses between. Similar east and west windows. Nave clerestory of
3-window range of 2-light square head windows, one blocked to south. Shallow
gabled roof with ashlar parapets. West tower collapsed 1967. The base is now
formed into a single storey vestry with a re-used ashlar coping with a corbel
table below. C14 single-light window on west elevation. West wall of chancel
above the vestry has datestone 1970 with flanking buttresses, glazed tower arch
and bellcote at apex. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade. The south-east bay is an
early C13 double chamfered arch with polygonal responds. The 2 south-west bays
are probably late C13 double-chamfered arches with octagonal pier, separated
from the south-east arcade by a section of wall. North arcade is mid C19 of
double-chamfered arches with octagonal piers. Small early C19 double-chamfered
arch with polygonal responds between chancel and south aisle. Double-chamfered
tower arch now part glazed. Some original timbers may remain in the nave and
south aisle roofs. C14 piscinas in chancel and south aisle. Perpendicular rood
screen restored C19. Monuments: 2 early C19 marble tablets to Carwarden family
in west wall of south aisle. C19 font. Ribbed and braced door.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.293).

Listing NGR: SP8715971679

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