CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1052407

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1952

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, SHEEP STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, SHEEP STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SP 75391 60939

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Details



725/1/5 SHEEP STREET 19-JAN-52 (East side) CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE

I

One of the rare round churches, having a circular nave, derived from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. The original church of about 1100 had a round nave of 8 columns, supporting a triforium, and a short chancel, probably apse-ended. A North aisle was added circa 118O, leaving the present arcade. A second North aisle was added circa 1275. During the early C15 a South aisle was built, the triforium of the round was replaced by a clerestory, and a Western tower was added. The restoration of 1860-4 added further extensions to the East. The round nave, now the Baptistry, is still impressive, though restored 1868-73. Additions of 1860-4 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Not a Templar church, always a parish church. Chancel screen by Oldrid Scott, 1880. Brass of 1640.

Listing NGR: SP7539160939

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