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St Andrew, Broughton, Northamptonshire

(52°22′25″N, 0°46′19″W)
SP 837 758
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Northamptonshire
now Northamptonshire
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

St Andrew's has a clerestoreyed and aisled nave with three-bay 14thc. arcades. The chancel and its arch are 14thc. too, as are the clerestorey and the aisle windows. The chancel was in fact rebuilt in 1828. The W tower is of c.1300, and has a broach spire. What remains of the 12thc. church is the masonry at the SW angle of the nave and the S doorway, now reset and protected by a porch.


The great manor of Rothwell included half a hide in Broughton in 1086. The remaining hide and a half was held by Countess Judith. Between 1155 and 1166 Roger de Clare, earl of Hrtford, transferred land and the advowson of Broughton to the Cluniac house of nuns at Delapre, Northants.

Benefice of Broughton with Loddington and Cransley and Thorpe Malsor.


Exterior Features



No close comparison is available locally for the form of the chevron ornament. The accompanying capitals suggest a relatively early date, c.1150-60.

RCHME Report, uncatalogued.
Victoria County History: Northamptonshire, IV (1937), 160f.
J. Bridges, The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire, Compiled from the manuscript collections of the late learned antiquary J.Bridges, Esq., by the Rev. Peter Whalley,. Oxford' 1791, II, 86f.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, Harmondsworth, 1961, rev. by B. Cherry, 1973, 128f.
R. M. Serjeantson and H. I. Longden, 'The Parish Churches and Religious Houses of Northamptonshire: their Dedications, Altars, Images and Lights', Archaeological Journal, 70, ns 20 (1913), 289.