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Daventry (District Authority)
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SP 64123 80336


WELFORD CHURCH LANE SP68SW (North side) 3/l19 Church of St. Mary 02/11/54


Church. C13 to C15, and restored and north aisle rebuilt by E.F. Law 1872. Regular coursed and squared coursed lias, limestone and cobble with lead-slate and stone-slate roof. Aisled nave and chancel with west tower. Chancel: South elevation of one-window range with 3-light window under 4-centred arch, north elevation blank. 3-light east window with C19 Reticulated tracery. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets and finial. South chantry chapel, late C14, of 2-window range of 3-light windows with 4-centred arches; similar east window. Shallow gabled roof with ashlar parapets, gargoyles at corners and bellcote at west apex. South aisle of 4-window range of 2-light windows, that to far left is C14, the others are C19. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets. South porch C19, outer arch decorated with fleurons. Clasping buttresses and ashlar gable parapet with finial. North chapel C19 of 3-window range of 2-light windows with buttresses between; similar 3-light east window. North aisle of 3-window range of 2-light square-headed windows, probably C14 reset in C19. North door between window range to right. Lean-to aisle and chapel, with ashlar copings. Nave clerestory south elevation of 4-window range of 2-light windows under 4-centred arches. North elevation of 5-window range of 2-light windows with square heads. Shallow pitched roof with ashlar gable parapets. West tower Perpendicular of 4 stages with shallow clasping buttresses. West door has 3 windows above. Tall 4-light bell-chamber openings with transoms to each face of fourth stage. Castellated ashlar parapet with gargoyles at corners. Interior: Perpendicular chancel arch. 2-bay south chapel arcade and one-bay north chapel arcade of C13 double-chamfered arches with large carved corbelled responds. 5-bay nave arcade, that to the south is C13 with double-chamfered arches; each pier is different with crocketted capitals, from left to right: circular, octagonal, cluster and circular. The north arcade is C19 with different piers each having foliated capitals. Piscina with ogee head to right of altar with sedilia adjacent. Piscina in south aisle. C19 roof structures. Monuments: South chapel, monument to Francis Saunders c.1585, marble tablet with incised brass tablet and veined marble surround with shallow arched recesses, coats of arms and large armorial device over, flanked by recumbent female figures. North aisle, chest tomb C13, decorated with shields and quatrefdils with plain slab over, set in shallow recess with segmental arch over, (probably all reset when the aisle was rebuilt in C19). On chancel north wall a late C18 marble tablet to Payne family. Various C19 marble tablets. Fragments of bench end with poppy head formed into reading desk is probably C16. C17 Jacobean screen to north and south aisle chapels and west tower arch. C19 stained glass to all windows in chancel, aisles and tower. Font C14. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.450).

Listing NGR: SP6412380336


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Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 450


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: 14 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/15482/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Anne French. Source Historic England Archive
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