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IoE Number: 360072
Photographer: Mr Roger Ashley
Date Photographed: 23 June 2003
Date listed: 02 November 1954
Date of last amendment: 02 November 1954
Grade I

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SP7471BRIXWORTHCHURCH STREET15/84All Saints Church02/11/54-I

SP7471 BRIXWORTH CHURCH STREET 15/84 All Saints Church 02/11/54 - I Church. C7, C10, C13 and C19. Ironstone, lias rubble with C19 plain tiled roof. Nave, chancel with apse, south chapel and west tower. Polygonal apse: c.1865 with 3 single-light round-headed windows. C7 work at base and in north wall. Blocked C7 arched openings from nave to former ambulatory at semi- basement level either side of apse. C7 single-light windows above. South chapel: C13 has two 2-light windows with intersecting tracery. Similar 2-light windows to west and 3-light to east. Nave, south elevation: 4-bay round-headed arcade C7 each with double voissoir of reused Roman tiles. Plain rectangular rubble piers. Western-most arcade has C12 round-headed entrance with moulded capitals and base and studded and ribbed door. C19 round-headed windows in remaining arcade. 3 single-light C7 round headed clerestory windows between nave arcades. Nave and chancel, north elevation, similar to south elevation with C7 arcade and clerestory. Two 3-light C14 windows with reticulated tracery to chancel. Continuous gabled roof to nave and chancel with C14 crenellated parapet restored in C19. West tower of 2 stages, lower stage C7 with some Roman tiles in the masonry. Large C10 semi-circular stair turret on west side projecting into second stage with plain rectangular window openings and flat roof. Some herring-bone coursing. Mainly C14 second stage with 2-light ogee-headed windows on each face. C14 broach spire, ashlar with pinnacles and two tiers of lucarnes. Interior: Chancel has C7 round-headed arch to apse with voussoir of reused Roman tiles. 2-bay C13 arcade to south chapel with chamfered arches. Painted screen, formerly rood screen, in east arcade, restored C20. Nave, 4-bay blocked arcades as described externally with voussoirs of Roman tiles. Large C14 double-chamfered chancel arch. C7 arched opening to tower with similar blocked opening above having C10 triple arched opening above divided by baluster shafts with trapizoidal capitals. C19 roof with king post and tie beam. Stained glass to nave windows on south side of nave c.1888. Reliquary adjacent to pulpit, probably c.1300 has small cusped arch under crocketted gable. Sculpture in west jamb of south door, probably C9, depicting eagle of St. John. Monument C13 in south chapel, cross legged knight. History: Monastery C7 thought to be of Basilica plan, devastated at Danish invasion 876, converted to parish church C10 when original western entrance formed into tower. C13 south aisle, porch and chancel removed during extensive restoration of 1865. (Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.124).

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