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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1371825



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Farthinghoe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Feb-1969

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233997

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6/97 CHAPEL OF ST PETER 04/02/69 at Steane Park

- I

Chapel. Datestone 1620. Incorporating C14 and C15 details. Limestone and ironstone ashlar. Nave with north aisle and north chapel. Symmetrical 3-bay west front. Central doorway has 4-centred arch and spandrels carved with foliage. Inscription on lintel, "Holiness Becometh the Howse O Lord forever". C17 ribbed and studded plank door, 5-light C14 window with reticulated tracery (re-used) above doorway, C17 mullioned windows of 4 arched lights and square hood on each side. Moulded parapet ornamented with obelisks. Plaque with "Built by T.C.1620" in centre. Sundial above south west buttress, framed by swags and cornucopiae. Beneath it a cherub's head and garlands of fruit. Doorway in left bay, south side with engaged Ionic columns, bolection moulded entablature, and open segmental pediment. Arms of Crewe and Bray families in spandrels. 8-panelled, studded door. Re-used C15 window to right, 3 lights with panel tracery and square hood. Similar window centre. East wall, flanked by C17 3-light windows with square hoods. North wall is blank. Offset corner buttresses are re-used C14-C15 work. Interior: Central arcade, 2 bays with quatrefoil pier and moulded arches. Flat arched roof, beam dated 1665 at east end nave. Fittings: Font, bowl with lugs on, fragment of C14- C15 moulded column. Stained glass coat of arms, east window north chapel. Early C18 box pews, rectangular panelled pulpit, and altar rails with twisted balusters. Marble altar table inscribed as gift of Nathanial, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham, 1720. North chapel contains Crewe family monuments. Sir Thomas Crewe died 1634 and wife attributed to Gerard Christmas. Reclining alabaster effigies under marble canopy with shields and obelisks. Temperance Brown died 1634. Signed by John and Mathias Christmas and dated 1635. Wall monument with effigy in shroud rising from coffin, angel with trumpet and allegorical figures. John Crewe died 1609 oval wall tablet framed by laurel wreaths with armorial shield at top and skull at base. John Crewe, First Baron of Steane died 1679. Plain wall tablet with coat of arms Lord Thomas Crewe, died 1697. Monument in 4 parts: At top, coat of arms flanked by urns swags of flowers. Central oval inscription tablet, framed by niches containing cherubs, beneath it cherubs heads with palms and acanthus scrolls. Panelled base enclosed by iron railings with urn finials. Nathanial, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham died 1721. Wall tablet surmounted by two coronets and a mitre. Built as a private chapel and burial place for himself and his wife Temperance, by Thomas Crewe, Speaker of the House of Commons. There was a chapel here in C13. (A. Oswald and K. Esdaile, The Chapel at Steane Park; Country Life 2nd July, 1938, p.12.; Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.413).

Listing NGR: SP5545339020

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 413
'Country Life' in Country Life, (1938), 12

National Grid Reference: SP 55453 39020


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