Old Church of St John the Baptist, Matton Lane, Boughton - Daventry

Ruined church of Norman origin with C14 and C15 material. Nave, chancel and aisles partially survive but have suffered as a result of extensive, deep rooted ivy growth in the past and suffer, more generally, from antisocial behaviour. Historic England grant aided vegetation removal and stone consolidation in 2017-18. St John's was subsequently removed from the register. There have been some localised mortar failures. Vandalism in May '19 prompted re-addition to the register. Historic England is working with church representatives to address the problems.

Old Church of St John the Baptist, Matton Lane, Boughton - Daventry
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Old St John's Church
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1003894
    Local Planning Authority:
    Daventry
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Old Church of St John the Baptist
    Street Name:
    Matton Lane
    County:
    Northamptonshire
    District / Borough:
    Daventry
    Parish:
    Boughton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Daventry
    Region:
    Midlands

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation