CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1076538
Date first listed:
18-Jan-1968
Date of most recent amendment:
29-Apr-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, CHURCH HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS, CHURCH HILL

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Daventry (District Authority)
Parish:
Newnham
National Grid Reference:
SP 58097 59727

Details

SP5859, 15/139

NEWNHAM, CHURCH HILL (East side), Church of St. Michael and All Angels

(Formerly listed as Church of St. Michael)

18/01/68

GV

I

Church. C14 and C15 with C13 origins, restored C19. Coursed squared ironstone, red and grey sandstone dressings, some limestone, lead roofs. Chancel, nave, north and south aisles, south porch and west tower and spire. 2-bay chancel has 5-light east window with intersecting tracery and hood mould, angle buttresses and between bays of red sandstone and 2-light windows with Decorated tracery north and south; priest's door to south with pointed head and sunk chamfer. Nave has clerestory with four 2-light Perpendicular windows north and south with straight heads and hood moulds and sanctus bellcote to east gable on corbels. North aisle has 3-light Perpendicular east window, larger 3-light Perpendicular window to north-east, a 3-light window to north-west with reticulated tracery and 2-light Perpendicular west window with depressed head. C19 vestry with gabled tiled roof and one-light window to north. North door within has C13 double-chamfered pointed arch with inner arch resting on moulded capitals and shafts; hood mould with saw-tooth ornament. South aisle has 3-light Perpendicular east window and similar window to south-east, 3-light windows either side of porch with C19 Decorated tracery and 3-light west window with reticulated tracery. South door has many-moulded arch with 2 orders of fleurons and hood mould. South porch dated 1619(?) has doorway with round-head arch on imposts with date stone above, and flanking buttresses. 3-stage tower has lowest stage open on 3 sides with double-chamfered arches with hood moulds and rib vault springing from corbel heads with edge ribs and large bell-hole; doors to nave and smaller door to south to stair turret. Middle stage has niche with nodding ogee head to west and narrow chamfered rectangular windows with straight heads north and south. 2-light bell-openings with cusped Y-tracery, battlemented parapet and recessed spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes in alternating directions. Clerestory, aisles and chancel have plain stone-coped parapets.

INTERIOR: chancel has piscina with cusped head and fine Perpendicular roof with moulded purlins and ridge. Chancel arch has 2 continuous sunk quadrant mouldings. Nave has 4-bay arcades; that to north with 2 quatrefoil piers of c.1300 (Pevsner); easternmost pier and those to south aisle C15 and octagonal with polygonal responds - north-east respond of angel bearing shield. Double-chamfered arches to north, hollow chamfered to south. Aisle roofs much renewed; north aisle roof probably C18. Box pews in aisles and at back of church date from re-pewing of 1826. Early C17 communion table. Commandment, Creed and Lords Prayer Boards. Communion rails with stick balusters. Royal Arms of Queen Anne over west door j oil on board. Brass to Letitia Catesby made at time of death of her husband Robert in 1467 placed on wall above pulpit. Wall monument in chancel of alabaster to Thomas Thornton d.1632 and C19 marble wall tablets to various owners of Newnham Hall. A Mr. Hussey, architect, was consulted in 1844 and paid £5 18s 6d, probably R.C. Hussey and responsible for Decorated tracery in north and south aisles.

(Church Wardens Accounts; Buildings of England: Northants, p,312; A brief guide, Newnham Parish Church (no date).

Listing NGR: SP5809759727

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
360785
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 312

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 07 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/13378/04
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