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Daventry (District Authority)
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SP 60307 63701


NORTON DAVENTRY ROAD SP66SW (East side) 5/163 Church of All Saints 18/01/68 GV I Church. Cl3, C14 and C15, chancel rebuilt early C18, and again Cl9; church restored and chancel floor relaid 1898. Ironstone ashlar, coursed squared ironstone and ironstone rubble, some limestone dressings, copper roofs except for tiled roofs of chancel and south porch. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, north porch/vestry, south porch, west tower. Chancel has 3-light Perpendicular style Cl9 east window, south-west door with moulded surround and plank door, stone eaves and stone-coped east gable with kneelers. Nave has clerestory with 2-light chamfered stone mullion windows with leaded lights, moulded stone surrounds and hood moulds to north and similar windows to south alternating with 2-light arch-mullion windows, with plain parapet to north and battlemented parapet to south. North aisle has 2-light Decorated east window, 3-light Perpendicular windows to north and 2-light Decorated west window with top circle enclosing 3 trefoils. C19 vestry in position of a north porch with 2-light Decorated style north window. South aisle has 2-light Decorated east window. 3-light Decorated windows to south with curvilinear tracery and 3-light Perpendicular west window. Scratch dial to left of south-west window. C13 south door with shafts and capitals, one with faces, bearing many moulded arch; hood mould with label stops and head at apex of arch. Double-leaf 10-panel C18 door. South porch has hollow-chamfered doorway and 2-light cusped window to west side. Both aisles have early C18 lead rainwater heads and pipes. Painted sundial at south-west end of clerestory. 3-stage west tower has set-back buttresses to first stave, lancet window above and to south side, 2-light Decorated bell openings and battlemented parapet. Most windows have hood moulds, some with label stops. Interior: single-bay chancel has plaster barrel vault roof with moulded ridge and wall plates. C19 stain-glass east window of 1847 by Willement. Double-chamfered chancel arch. Nave has fine 6-bay arcades with quatrefoil piers and capitals and one sunk quadrant moulding to south, 2 sunk quadrants to north, some partly double-chamfered. Piscina at east end of north aisle with many-moulded triangular head to east end. South aisle with ogee head. Double-chamfered tower arch concealed by early C19 west gallery and 2-storey mid C18 west screen behind organ with round-headed arches with keyblocks, topped by former reredos with painted and gilded commandment, Lords Prayer and Creed boards with segmental dentilled arch over central commandment panel and moulded cornice with central segmental arch. C20 nave roof, C17 tie beam roof to north and south aisles. Tie beam in vestry inscribed Repaired 1699. Complete scheme of C19 stained glass with single figures and armorial panels to aisle windows. Late C17 communion table at east end of north aisle. Octagonal Jacobean pulpit. C18 panelled box pews cut-down to converted to open pews. Fine set of funeral hatchments. Royal Arms of Queen Anne dated 1709, oil on board, in tower. Good set of monuments including: brass to William Knight d.1501 and his wife Katherine d.1504; painted alabaster monument with recumbent praying effigy in coffered arch flanked by black marble Corinthian columns and outer obelsiks and topped by armorial panels, to Lady Elizabeth Seymour d.1602, 2nd wife of Sir Richard Knightley; wall monuments to Dudley Knightley d.1602, Nicholas Breton d.1624 with broken pediment flanked by cherubs, Ann Breton d.1635 of similar proportions with broken segmental pediment framing wreathed skull and flanked by obelisks with diamond bosses supported by cherub's heads; large wall monument to Anne Verney d.1633 with kneeling figure in round-arched niche with broken segmental pediment flanked by angels supporting arms; Nicholas Breton d.1658 and his wife Elizabeth with busts of each and framed by composite columns supporting broken segmental pediment: Charlotte Botfield d.1825 by William Behnes with life-size figure of mourning son. (Buildings of England: Northants, p.359; Kellys Directory for Northants, 1898; Norton All Saints and Village guide (no date).

Listing NGR: SP6030763701


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Books and journals
Norton All Saints Church and Village Guide
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 259
'Kelly's Directory' in Bedfordshire Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire, (1898)


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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