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Kettering (District Authority)
Newton and Little Oakley
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SP 89197 85596


NEWTON SP8885 LITTLE OAKLEY 1337-0/11/182 Church of St.Peter 25/02/57 GV II* Parish church, now partly studio. C13 and C14, tower probably C15, restored by Slater and Carpenter 1867. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings, low-pitched nave and aisle roofs probably of lead, other roofs of Collyweston slates. West tower, aisled nave with south porch, chancel, north-east vestry. 4-stage, west tower has plinth clasping buttresses, castellated parapet and pyramidal-roof. 2-light traceried bell-openings with transom. West side also has double board doors in arched opening with hood mould, a 2-light traceried depressed-arched window to first stage, and 2 tiny stair lights. South side also has chamfered loop light. Nave and aisles have plain parapets, clerestory of 3 square-headed, 2-light windows with ogee-headed lights and hood moulds. South side: aisle has diagonal buttresses. Porch with parapet gable has arched opening of 2 orders with hood mould enclosing arched entrance with C19 board door on decorative hinges. 3-light rectangular window to right has arched lights and hood mould with head stops. West end of aisle has similar 2-light windowk with ogee-headed lights. East end of aisle has 3-light Decorated window with large head filled with flowing tracery. South-east angle of nave parapet has louvred chimney turret. Chancel: east end has 3 lancets and round window with plate tracery trefoil above. Band at cill level. South side has 2 lancets (western one above a 2-light "low-side" window) and a 2-light Perpendicular window. North side of chancel has one lancet. C19 north-east vestry picks up detail from east end and from south aisle chimney. North aisle: diagonal buttresses. East end of aisle has 2-light square headed window with arched lights, hood-mould and head stops. Similar window in north side, also arched entrance with hood-mould and head-stops, and C19 board door on decorative hinges. West end of aisle has cusped lancet. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade on quatrefoil piers with similar but not identical capitals. Arches of 2 orders - simply chamfered to north-west arch, others sunk convex chamfers. Hood moulds with heads. Tall chamfered tower arch on semi-cylindical responds with polygonal capitals. Roof, probably C19, arch braced from head corbels to tie-beam, and traceried. Nave walls "scraped" except above chancel arch where fragments of wall-painting survive. Top of rood stair visible, but door way broken away. North aisle retains arched entrance to newel stair with carved head above.Chancel: east end shafted, with stiff-leaf capitals and brackets for statues either side. Arch-braced roof on angel corbels, all C19. Two good architectural monuments: to William Montagu, d.1620, and to anther member of the Montagu family but uninscribed c.1575. C19 altar rail and pews in chancel. C19 pulpit with "Feed my sheep" relief, in nave. Font removed. Chancel, tower and aisles divided from nave by C20 timber and glass screens. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: pp294-5).

Listing NGR: SP8919785596


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Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 294-5


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: 30 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06157/33
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