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All Saints, Naseby, Northamptonshire

(52°23′47″N, 0°59′19″W)
SP 689 781
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Northamptonshire
now Northamptonshire
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

All Saints' has an aisled and clerestoreyed nave with four-bay arcades. The three eastern bays of the S arcade are early 13thc., with quatrefoil piers and stiff-leaf capitals. The W bay is 14thc. and was added at the same time as the tower. The four-bay Narcade and the Naisle windows are of c.1320. The arcade also has quatrefoil piers, but with moulded capitals. The lower parts of the N arcade piers were encased in neo-classical plinths, perhaps in the 18thc. The nave has N and S doorways under porches. The present chancel dates from 1830. The W tower is 14thc. in its lower parts and Perpendicular above. The original spire was left unfinished, and the present one, recessed behind a battlement and equipped with three rows of lucarnes and a liberal application of crockets, dates from the restoration of 1859-60 by W. Slater. The only Romanesque sculpture is found on the font.


Naseby was held by William Peverel in 1086. A priest was recorded at that time.

Benefice of Clipston with Naseby and Haselbech with Kelmarsh.





No similar font appears elsewhere in the county. The floral motifs suggest a date in the second half of the 12thc.

J. H. Parker, Architectural Notices of the Churches of the Archdeaconry of Northampton, London and Oxford 1849, 239f.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, Harmondsworth, 1961, rev. by B. Cherry, 1973, 309.