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Daventry (District Authority)
East Farndon
National Grid Reference:
SP 71639 84757


EAST FARNDON SP78SW 3/29 Church of St. John Baptist 02/11/54

- I

Church. C13 and C14. Squared coursed lias and limestone with lead roofs. Nave and chancel with south aisle and west tower. Chancel has aisle attached to south and vestry to north. One 3.-light window to north has 4-centred head. 3-light east window has Perpendicular tracery. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar parapets. South aisle of 3-window range of 3-light windows. Those to left have 4-centred heads with cusped tracery. That to right is probably Cl9. Decorated south door between windows to left. 3-light west window has 4-centred head. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets. Nave south elevation has 3-window range of 3-light, square-headed windows. North elevation has 3-window range of 3-light, square-headed windows. North elevation of nave has two 2-window range of 3-light windows with 4-centred heads. Gabled north porch between windows has castellated parapet. Shallow pitch nave roof has ashlar parapets. Perpendicular west tower: ashlar, of 5 stages, the upper stage is subdivided; 3-light west window in second stage has geometrical tracery. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face of fifth stage. Castellated parapet with short pinnacles at corners. Interior: Chancel has double chamfered arch to south aisle chapel with fleuron decoration to the capitals. Simple arch from south aisle to chapel. Decorated double chamfered chancel arch. Nave of 3-bay arcade to south aisle, of double chamfered arches being continuous with the piers and forming a slender chamfered projection to the nave and aisle. C19 nave and chancel roofs of shallow pitch with chamfered tie beams and painted panels. Stained glass east window. Monuments: Brass plate to left of altar commemorates Danial Holford, Rector died 1622. 3 brass plates to north wall of chancel dating from 1702 to 1790 commemorate members of the Saunders family; the earliest has a moulded stone surround with scrolls and urn. Slate slab to south aisle wall commemorates family tree of Lee family from 1693 to 1804. Four other C19 white marble tablets on south aisle wall. Plain stone tablet in belfry commemorates John and Ann Levitt died 1780 and 1738. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.197).

Listing NGR: SP7163984757


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 197


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 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/15310/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Anne French. Source Historic England Archive
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