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Holy Cross, Daventry

Holy Cross, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 4BL View on map

1752-8 by David Hiorne. Good Classical design with pedimented west end. West tower and spire in form of obelisk. Rusticated ground floor. Ashlar. Nave with galleried aisles, has 7 round arched windows. Modillioned cornice, balustraded parapet. Interior of nave has Doric columns on pedestals, entablatures carrying arches and ribbed vault. Venetian east window. Heraldic glass in 2 upper west windows. Monuments: 18th and 19th century grey and white marble wall monuments in chancel, finely carved gallery monument of 1707, 1800 gallery monument by Cox, and 1741 by B Palmer. Pedimented west porch, with Doric order, rebuilt 1951.


Opening Arrangements

1 April - 1 October Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30am - 4.30pm. Where possible the first Saturday of the month April - September to coincide with the opening of Daventry Museum. Access at other times contact key holders - 48 hours notice required. Key holders: Peter Wagstaff 01327 705739, David Adams, 01327 605372 and Rev Michael Webber 01327 876893.


Follow M1 to junction 16 then follow A45 towards Daventry, take the A425, then take the B4036 Abbey Street then turn left onto Vicar Lane, continue onto Friary Close, the church is on Church Walk. Rail: Daventry (1 mile).

Parking Spaces


There is limited free parking at Tesco car park a short walk along church Walk.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: No