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St John the Baptist, Corby, Northamptonshire

(52°29′22″N, 0°40′38″W)
SP 899 888
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Northamptonshire
now Northamptonshire
  • Ron Baxter

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Feature Sets

St John's has an aisled and clerestoreyed nave with three-bay arcades, the two E bays of the S arcade are13thc. with stiff-leaf capitals, the W bay is of c.1300. The N arcade is 19thc. The chancel has 14thc. sedilia and a N vestry. The W tower is 14thc. with a quatrefoil frieze below the broach spire. The font is recorded here, although it is almost certainly 13thc.


Corby was a royal manor of 11/2 hides in 1086. A priest was recorded, and it was noted too that there had been ironworks in the time of King Edward.

Benefice of Epiphany and St John the Baptist, Corby.





Fonts decorated with dogtooth are also found in the county at Magdalen College Brackley and at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, but both of these are more elaborately decorated with foliage as well as dogtooth.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, Harmondsworth, 1961, rev. by B. Cherry, 1973, 155.