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Wellingborough (District Authority)
Great Harrowden
National Grid Reference:
SP 88028 70846


GREAT HARROWDEN KETTERING ROAD SP8870 (East side) 14/130 Church of All Saints 28/05/54


Church. C12, C13, C14, tower rebuilt 1822. Regular coursed and ashlar ironstone and limestone with lead roof. Nave, chancel, north aisle and vestry, north porch and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 3-window range of C14 two-light ogee head-windows, small blocked opening to far left. Five-light east window with reticulated tracery. North elevation to chancel is similar of 2-window range with a C14 projecting vestry of one-window range to left. The chancel has been partially reconstructed with ironstone ashlar. Shallow gable roof with plain parapet. South elevation of chancel of 4-window range of 3-light windows with intersecting tracery, reset when the south aisle was demolished. Traces of the south arcade are visible above the window heads. The second bay from the left has a blocked door opening with a double-chamfered pointed head. 3-stage buttresses between windows. 2-light nave clerestory windows, above have 4-centred heads. Shallow gable roof with castellated parapet and finial. North aisle of 3-window range of 3-light windows with 4-centred heads. Similar east and west windows. Lean-to roof with castellated ashlar parapet and gargoyles. Shallow gabled porch with castellated parapet and finial has double stepped roll moulding to outer doorway. West tower of limestone ashlar in simple C14 style. 4 stages with 3-stage angle buttresses to lower 2 stages. West door has painted arch. 2-light west window to third stage and 2-light bell-chamber openings to each face of fourth stage. Castellated parpet with short crocketted pinnacles at corners. Octagonal wooden clock face to north face. Interior: 4-bay nave arcade of Perpendicular moulded arches supported on clusters of 4 shafts and 4 hollows with round capitals to the south and polygonal capitals to the north aisle. The south arcade, which may be earlier than the north, is now blocked. Double-chamfered chancel and tower arches. C12 responds to tower arch. C19 roof structures. Perpendicular chancel screen, restored C19, has 2-light divisions with crocketted ogee gables in each division. C14 wall painting above the chancel arch depicting the Doom, similar fragment of wall painting above the north aisle east window. Piscina and triple sedilia in chancel. Fragments of medieval glass in 2 south-east chancel windows. Monuments: 2 brasses, William Harrowden died 1423 and his wife. Marble tablet surmounted by urn south wall of chancel to Mary Milbanke died 1786. 2 mid C19 tablets south wall of nave to Layng family. Hatchment above north door. C19 font. Stone coffin to rear of north aisle. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.233).

Listing NGR: SP8802870846


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 233


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12580/20
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