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South Northamptonshire (District Authority)
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SP 51451 33060


SP5133 AYNHO ROUND TOWN (South side) 12/43 Church of St. Michael 04/02/69

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Parish Church. C14 tower, the rest rebuilt 1723-5 by Edward Wing. Restored 1863. Limestone ashlar and squared coursed limestone. Nave and chancel in one with west tower. North and south walls treated symmetrically are of 2- storeys and 7 bays. 2 end bays break forward and are framed by pilasters. 3 centre bays defined by pilasters and a pediment. Doorway with flat moulded hood on scroll brackets and 10-panelled door. Sundial above south doorway. Arched ground floor windows, segment headed windows on first floor except that above the doorway which is arched and breaks into the pediment above. The east wall of 3 bays has a pediment and 3 arched windows, the lower section of that to the north forms a doorway. West tower of 4 stages has a crenellated parapet and pinnacles. Bell openings of 2 traceried lights with transoms and square hoods. West window of 3 lights with flowing tracery and central niche for sculpture. C14 west doorway with continuous moulding. C18. Six panel double doors. Inner doorway C18 six panel. Interior: West gallery C18 with paired Tuscan columns. Box pews and pulpit. C18 font, fluted bowl on a baluster. Wood carving of the Crucifixion, French C17. Monuments include, Chest tomb to Cartwright family, erected 1654, black and white marble. Panelled sides with shields. Marble wall tablets to Matthew Hutton died 1711 by Edward Stanton, framed with baroque scrolls and draperies. To Thomas Chapman, died 1684, architectural frame with Corinthian columns, scroll pediment and urn and similar tablet to Rhoda Chapman, died 1686, both attributed to William Stanton. (Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.97; H. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, 1978, p.905).

Listing NGR: SP5145133060


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Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 905
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 97


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 2001
Reference: IOE01/04176/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alistair F Nisbet. Source Historic England Archive
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