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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: 1372013



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Catesby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 360532

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CATESBY LOWER CATESBY SP55NW 4/42 Chapel of St. Mary and St. 18/01/68 Edmund GV II Church. Built 1861-2 on foundations of C17 chapel of Old Catesby House by Gillet of Leicester for James Attenborough; Porch and vestry of 1894. Ironstone ashlar, tiled roof. Rectangular plan. 3-light mullioned and transomed east window with hood mould. 2-light mullioned windows to north and south sides. Angle and side buttresses. String courses below windows. One-bay vestry on south-east corner. West porch timber-framed on low stone walls. Small single-light window above porch. At apex of gable stone bellcote with single open pointed arch containing one bell. Roof has 2 timber dormers north and south and stone coped gables with kneelers. Interior: reset piscina and sedilia of c.1300 from Catesby Priory of 3 bays with crocketed gables and pinnacles, now framing door to vestry. Fragments of medieval stained glass in west window. C19 stained glass in east and south-east windows. C17 woodwork from former chapel including late C17 communion rail with barley sugar balusters. Early C17 pulpit with tester. Jacobean panels incorporated in pews. Some of Jacobean-style timber corbels supporting roof may be original. Painted Royal Arms of Charles II at west end and hatchments of Parkhurst family. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.145; Rev. S.H. Marriott, Some Notes for a History of Catesby).

Listing NGR: SP5155559579

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 145
Marriott, SH, Some Notes for a History of Catesby,

National Grid Reference: SP 51555 59579


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