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Daventry (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 80560 66073


OVERSTONE OVERSTONE PARK SP86NW 13/187 Church of St. Nicholas

- II

Church. c.1807, remodelled 1903. Limestone ashlar with slate roof. Nave, chancel, south aisle, south chapel, north vestry and west tower. Chancel east window of 3 lights with 4 centred arch head. South aisle c.1903 of 3-window range of 3-light square headed windows, 2-light west window. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. South chapel, also c.1903: south window 3-lights with pointed head and tracery; east window of 3-lights with square head. Nave, north elevation; one 3-light window with 4-centred arch head. Pitched roof with ashlar cornices and ashlar gable parapets with finial. Octagonal ashlar lateral stack. North vestry c.1903 has 2-light north window with pointed head and west door also with pointed head. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets. North porch at base of west tower has ashlar gable parapets and finial. West tower of 3 stages with flat string course between 2-light west windows at ground floor and similar windows to 3 faces of second stage. 2-light square-headed bell-chamber openings to each face of third stage. Castellated parapet with corner pinnacles. Polygonal stair turret in corner. Interior: Double chamfered chancel arch, 3 bay south arcade of triple chamfered arches on circular piers. Double chamfered tower arch and similar arches to south chapel (now vestry). Stained glass: East window has C16 French glass reset, north window of nave has early C20 armorial glass commemorating Lord Overstone's family. Monuments: North wall of chancel. Early C18 tablet to Strafford family with fluted pilasters with open pediment and puttii above. South wall of chancel has similar smaller tablet. Both reset from earlier church in Overstone Park now demolished. Oval tablet in tower to Elizabeth Ives died 1792. Brass tablet under inscribed to John Kipling 1831. Various other C19 tablets. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.368).

Listing NGR: SP8056066073


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 368


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: 11 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/02594/16
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