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.
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 Peter Bruford 01327 877301.
Follow M1 to junction 16 then follow A45 towards Daventry, take the A425, then take the B4036 Abbey Street then turn first right signposted Leisure centre parking, on the right is long term free parking. Note there is a steep climb to the church. Rail: Long Buckby (5.5 miles) Bus D4 hourly to Daventry Bus station.
There is 2.5 hr free parking at Tesco car park a short walk along church Walk.