St Mary & All Saints - Holcot - Northamptonshire UK
N 52° 19.246 W 000° 50.341
30U E 647281 N 5798914
Quick Description: The church of ST. MARY AND ALL SAINTS stands on the west side of the village and dates back to the 13th Century
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/9/2008 1:03:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM34KG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Jyrki&Sari
Views: 12

Long Description:
The west end of the south aisle is of 13th-century date, and retains two windows of that period, a single lancet in the west wall, and a double lancet with single hood-mould in the south wall west of the porch. The south doorway is also of this date; it has a pointed arch of two square orders on moulded imposts, the outer jambs being chamfered and the inner square. The chancel and nave were rebuilt about 1350 and the tower somewhat later, though the upper part may have been reconstructed in the 15th century when the clerestory and the porch were added. In 1845 the chancel was restored, its roof heightened, and a vestry built on the north side: the nave was restored and re-roofed in 1889, a west gallery removed, the tower arch opened out, and the vestry turned into an organ-chamber.

There is a scratch dial adjoining the south doorway, A piece of lead, formerly on the nave roof, on which is cut a man's head and date 1666, has now been framed and hangs in the church. The royal arms of Queen Anne, dated 1711, on canvas, hang over the chancel arch. In the sanctuary is a 17th-century oak chest.


Building Materials: Stone

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