Church Of All Saints

2 Apr 2003
Church Of All Saints, Main Street, Sudborough, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14 3BX
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


10/149 Church of All Saints 23/05/67


Church. Probably C12 origins, mainly C13 with C15 alterations, restored 1808, 1830 and 1870-1. Squared coursed limestone with Colleyweston slate and lead roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, transepts, south porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel is a 3-window range with one-, 2- and 3-light square-head windows. Single-light window to far left has carved label stops, other windows have un-cut label stops. 2-stage buttresses with cusped gablets to centre and right. Priest door to left. Shallow lean-to projection below right window.

Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapets, finial and large truncated pinnacle, with corbel below, at end. 4-light square-head east window. North elevation of chancel is a 3-window range similar to the south but with tall low-side window to far right. South elevation of south transept has 4-light window with cusped Y-tracery and 3 spherical triangles above. Steeply gabled roof with Colleyweston slates. 2-light square-head east window. North elevation of north transept has similar window to south transept, restored C19. Similar gabled roof and 2-light east window. South aisle of 2 bays, one-window range, with one Perpendicular 3-light window to right under 4-centred arch head. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar parapets. Similar 3-light west window. Gabled porch to left bay has moulded outer doorway with 2-centred arch head and semi-circular responds, and moulded inner doorway with niche above. North aisle is of 2 bays similar to south aisle with 3-light Perpendicular window to left, restored C19. North door to right, with 2-centred arch head, roll-moulding and one order of shafts.

Lean-to roof with plain ashlar parapet. Similar 3-light west window, restored C19. Nave has steeply gabled roof with Colleyweston slates. 3-stage west tower with 2-stage clasping buttresses to first stage. 3-light west window with cusping and spherical triangles, all restored C19; original carved label stops.

Single lancets to north and south face of second stage and small roundel with cusping to west face. 2-light bell-chamber openings, to each face of upper stage, have Y-tracery and cusping. Corbel table with plain ashlar parapet above and crocketed pinnacles at corners. Small pyramid roof with Colleyweston slates and wrought-iron weathervane. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of double-chamfered and hollowed arches with circular piers. Double chamfered chancel arch with octagonal responds and triple-chamfered and hollowed tower arch with hollowing carried through the capitals of the responds. Double-chamfered arches with semi-circular responds, at each pier spacing. Shallow arched recesses to east wall of transept. C19 roof structures. Piscina and sedilia to right of altar with triple shafts, fillets and head-stops. Piscina in south transept. Octagonal font with panelled cover. Monuments: Sir Robert Vere died 1249, effigy of cross-legged knight in recess with shallow-moulded arch and shafts to right of altar. William West died 1390 and wife, 2 brass figures, with children alongside, on east wall of north transept. Various C17 and C18 inscribed tablets to nave and chancel floor. Stained glass: fragments of pre-C19 glass in east window of south transept. C19 stained glass to south-west chancel window, and east window of north transept. East window is by Kempe. Clock in tower c.1740, given by Lady Elizabeth Germain of Drayton House has striking mechanism only and no face. The cruciform plan probably originates from the C12 church. A stone inscribed with a Saxon cross was discovered during the C19 restoration.

(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.420; V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3, p.245).

Listing NGR: SP9676882108


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0060 IOE Records taken by Roger Ashley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Roger Ashley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ashley, Roger

Rights Holder: Ashley, Roger


Lead, Limestone, Lincolnshire Limestone, Medieval Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Effigy, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative Brass, Plaque, Weather Vane, Unassigned