Stone Coffin Lid - All Saints - Naseby, Northamptonshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 23.816 W 000° 59.348
30U E 636815 N 5807089
A stone coffin lid hidden in the belfrey of All Saints' church, Naseby.
Waymark Code: WM106BZ
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 03/06/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
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A stone coffin lid, with traces of decoration, hidden in the belfrey of All Saints' church, Naseby.

"All Saints church at Naseby has roots dating all the way back to the Saxon period, and there may have been a Christian settlent here as early as 620. The present church dates from the early 13th century. The South aisle was added to the Saxon church in 1232, and the present nave and North aisle added over the next 75 years. In the 15th century the walls of the church were raised and a clerestory, low tower, and spire added. A new spire was built in 1860, from which it is said that The Wash and the towers of 40 churches can be seen on a clear day!

A curious remnant of Naseby's history can be found leaning against the outer wall of the North Aisle. It is "Cromwell's Table", which originally graced Shuckborough House, just opposite the church. The story goes that on the eve of the Battle of Naseby some of the king's lifeguards were sitting down to supper at the table when they were suprised by Cromwell's troops. Several of the royal soldiers were killed, and the rest captured. Their duty done, Cromwell's men sat down at the table and finished the meal!"

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