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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1294190



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Pilton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-May-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 232825

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PILTON TL0284 16/102 Church of St. Mary and All 25/05/67 Saints GV II*

Church. Late C12, late C13, chancel 1864, church restored 1875. Squared coursed limestone with ashlar chancel and spire. Slate and lead roofs. Aisled nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry and west tower. South elevation of chancel of 3-window range of 2-light windows with buttresses between. Steep gabled roof with gable parapets, kneelers and finial. 4-light east window with shafts, cusped circles and carved label stops. North elevation of chancel is similar to south. South aisle of 3 bays, 2-window range of 2-light windows with quatrefoil circles, that to right is late G13, that to left is restored C19. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar parapet and 2 small gargoyles. Similar 3-light east window with trefoil circles. C13 gabled porch in centre bay has single-chamfered outer doorway with nail-head decoration and 2 small shields, with Tresham arms, to either side. Inner doorway is late C12 with single order of shafts with waterleaf capitals and zig-zag decoration to arch. North aisle of 3 bays; one 3-light window to left has 4-centred arch head and carved label stops. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar parapets. 3-light east window with intersecting tracery. C19 lean-to vestry in centre bay has 2-light square-head window. Decorated nave clerestory is a 2-window range of 2-light square-head windows with cusped lozenges in the tracery. Shallow gabled roof with plain ashlar parapet and 2 small gargoyles. Plain octagonal flue to north-east corner. Late C13 west tower of 3 stages with plinth and 2-stage clasping buttresses. West doorway with 2 orders of filleted shafts and arch mouldings. Lancet window above. Small lancet window to north, south and west faces of second stage. 2-light bell-chamber openings to each face of upper stage have Y-tracery and cluster shafts. Corbel table and broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: 3-bay nave arcade of C15 double-chamfered arches with octagonal piers, and polygonal responds. One capital to south has nailhead decoration; capitals to north, restored C19. Double-chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular responds and double-chamfered tower arch with plain responds and flanking single-stage buttresses. C19 nave and chancel roofs with arched-braced trusses and carved stone corbels. Aisle roofs may contain some earlier timbers. C19 reredos to altar has cusped circle, and lancet decoration. Piscina with cusped head in south aisle. Octagonal font with octagonal shaft having decorated band at base. C19 floor tiles. Choir stalls given by Lord Lilford late C19 have poppy heads representing birds and animals and symbolising Lord Lilfords ornithological interest. C19 stained glass east windows of chancel and south aisle, and south windows of chancel; north oval windows of chancel are painted. Monuments: John Hewitt, died 1799, and tablet in north aisle Ann Jenour, died 1839, marble tablet alongside by Swan of Oundle. Various C19 brass tablets relating to the Powys family of Lilford Hall (q.v.). Thomas Littleton Selby died 1878, brass plaque in north aisle indicates that he was agent for Lord Lilford and Architect for the restoration of the Church 1874. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.372; V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3, p.132).

Listing NGR: TL0247784546

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 372
Ryland, W, Adkins, D, Sejeantson, R, The Victoria History of the County of Northampton, (1930), 132

National Grid Reference: TL 02477 84546


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