Stained Glass Window - St James the Great - Gretton, Northamptonshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 32.418 W 000° 40.596
30U E 657563 N 5823671
Quick Description: A single stained glass light in a north aisle window of St James the Great church, Gretton.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/10/2019 12:38:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM11KZB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
A single stained glass light in a north aisle window of St James the Great church, Gretton. Some coloured glass in the east window of the chancel.

"Church. Early C12, C13 chancel re-modelled C18, north transept and clerestory restored C19. Regular coursed and squared limestone and ironstone part rendered with ironstone ashlar west tower. Lead, aluminium and Collyweston slate roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, west tower and south porch.

Gretton is a village in NW Northamptonshire, on high ground overlooking the river Welland that flows a mile to the W and forms the border with Rutland. It is a substantial village in the Rockingham forest, a royal hunting ground created by William I, but by no means entirely wooded even then. The church is on its northern edge. St James's has a 12thc. nave (one original window visible in each side wall), with aisles added later in the century - the N earlier than the S but not by much. The arcades are two bays long, but the arches to the N and S transepts, dating from the 13thc., add an extra bay at the E, and a narrow W bay with steeply pointed arches connects the nave to the Perpendicular W tower. The clerestorey is a later addition (RCHME suggests that much of it dates from the 1893 restoration). The N doorway is blocked; the S is under a porch. The 14thc. chancel is distinguished by a four-light E window with reticulated tracery, reset at some stage with its sill shortened, so that the lights are distorted. The chancel was raised on four steps in the 18thc. to provide a vault for the Hatton family. The exterior is faced with grey rubble laid in courses, except the tower, which is of ironstone ashlar."

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Type of building where window is located: Church

St James the Great
Station Road
Gretton, Northamptonshire England
NN17 3BU

Days of Operation: Daytime

Hours of Operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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