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St Michael, Great Creaton, Northamptonshire

(52°20′23″N, 0°57′54″W)
Great Creaton
SP 706 718
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Northamptonshire
now Northamptonshire
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

St Michaels has a nave with a S aisle, added in 1857, and no clerestorey, chancel with a N organ niche, and a short 14thc. W tower. The S arcade is of three bays and there is no nave doorway on this side. The N doorway, under a porch, is of c.1200 and is the only Romanesque feature of the church.


Creaton was held by Gunfrid de Chocques in 1086. No church or priest was recorded.

Benefice of Cottesbrooke with Great Creaton and Thornby.


Exterior Features



Pevsner suggests a late 12thc. date for the doorway despite the pointed, chamfered head, presumably on the grounds of the waterleaf capitals and attic bases.

J. H. Parker, Architectural Notices of the Churches of the Archdeaconry of Northampton,London and Oxford, 1849, 242.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, Harmondsworth, 1961, rev. by B. Cherry, 1973, 232.