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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Old, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3505 / 52°21'1"N

Longitude: -0.8483 / 0°50'53"W

OS Eastings: 478545

OS Northings: 273120

OS Grid: SP785731

Mapcode National: GBR BTZ.NC4

Mapcode Global: VHDRM.75XX

Plus Code: 9C4X9522+6M

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376651

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360421

Also known as: St Andrew's Church
St Andrew's Church, Old, Northamptonshire

ID on this website: 101376651

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

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Old

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Wold St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP77SE (South side)
10/168 Church of St. Andrew

- I

Church. C13 and C14 with C19 alterations. Squared coursed lias with ashlar
dressings and slate roof. Nave with south aisle, chancel with north and south
projections and west tower. Chancel of one-window range of 2-light C19 windows
to north and south and similar 4-light east window with decorated tracery.
Gabled roof with ashlar parapets and kneelers. Vestry organ chambers to north
and south at right angles to chancel have C19 two-light windows, gabled roofs
with ashlar gable parapets, kneelers and finilas. South aisle of 4-window range
of late C13, two-light windows. Second window from left is 2-light square headed
with south door adjacent which has single chamfered arch with shafts. Late C13
two-light west window. Gabled roof has ashlar parapets and finial to west gable.
South nave clerestory of 5-window range of 2-light Perpendicular windows with
4-centred arch heads. North elevation of nave of 2-window range of 3-light
Perpendicular windows with 4-centred arch heads. 4-window range of clerestory
windows similar to south side. Nave has gabled roof with ashlar parapets. North
porch between window range is gabled, with simple pointed chamfered arch. Small
2-light square head windows to east and west walls of porch. North entrance to
church has fine Perpendicular surround, 4-centred arch head with leaf spandrels.
Flanking buttresses with pinnacles, and 10 fleuron motifs along the hood mould.
West tower of 4 stages has 3-stage clasped buttresses to lower 3 stages. West
door has 3-light Perpendicular window above. Each face of fourth stage has part
of 2-light Perpendicular bell chamber openings with transoms. Quatrefoil frieze
above with castellated parapet and gargoyles at corners. Interior: Chancel has
C19 arches to vestry and organ chamber, C19 barrel roof to chancel.
Perpendicular chancel arch has 3 shafted clusters with hollows between. 4-bay
south arcade of Perpendicular double chamfered arches having piers with 4 shafts
and 4 hollows. Triple chamfered tower arch, C19 arch from south aisle to organ
chamber. Shallow pitch nave roof has moulded tie beams proabably C15. Angel
corbels with shields. Stained glass in lower south aisle window has fragments of
medieval glass, one showing man with devil on his back is c,1520. Original plank
door and lock to north. Monuments, latin inscription dated 1606 under arch to
left of alter, probably reset in C19. C19 sedilia to right of altar, 2 niches in
south wall one has diamond decoration to soffit and short shafts.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.360).

Listing NGR: SP7854573120

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