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Abthorpe, St. John the Baptist. Three further views - 1, 2, 3. SP 649 465. Grade II listed. The former Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel (1925-1996) is now in residential use (The Old Chapel). SP 6403 4679. Link, which has a photo of an earlier chapel. All Howard Richter (2015).
Achurch, St. John the Baptist. Robin Peel. Another view. Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3.
Adstone, All Saints on Blakesley Lane. Another view. SP 596 514. Both Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed.
Aldwincle, All Saints - which is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust. Michael John York. Another view, interior view, and a fragment of wall-painting, all Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed. St. Peter (open, Churches Conservation Trust). Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Another view, and an interior, both Chris Stafford (2012). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed. Baptist Chapel, David Regan (2016).
Apethorpe, St. Leonard. Mildmay monument. Both Robin Peel. Link. Grade I listed.
Arthingworth, St. Andrew. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Ashby St. Ledger, St. Mary and St. Leodegarius. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Ashley, St. Mary the Virgin.  Pamela Weston. Another view. Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3.
Ashton (near Northampton), St. Michael and All Angels. Two further views - 1, 2. SP 765 500. All Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed.
Ashton (near Oundle), the former St. Mary Magdalene, now used as a venue for the Oundle Festival. David Regan (2016). Grade II listed.
Aston le Walls, dedicated to St. Leonard. The tower. SP 495 508. Both Steve Bulman.
Aynho, dedicated to St. Michael. The tower is 15th century, but the main body of the church dates from the 1720's. SP 514 332. Both Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed.

Badby, St. Mary the Virgin. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two additional views - 1, 2, three interior views - 1, 2, 3, sedilia and piscina, the pulpit, and the font, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade II* listed. U.R.C., John Bowdler (2013).
Barby, St. Mary. SP 543 703. Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed. The former Congregational Chapel, converted to residential use. Another view. It shows on the OS map of 1886-7. Although there is a date-stone over the large door which reads "War Memorial Hall 1914-18", the identical footprint of the chapel on the 1886-7 map, and the hall on post WWI maps has convinced Howard that they are the same building. Certainly the appearance of the building is consistent with an original building date older than WWI. Both Howard Richter (2014).
Barnwell All Saints, All Saints. Only the chancel remains, the nave, aisles and tower being demolished in the 1820's. David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Barnwell St. Andrew, St. Andrew. Link. Grade I listed. Lathams Hospital Chapel - the chapel to an almshouse founded in the 17th century. Link. Grade II listed. Both David Regan (2016).
Barton Seagrave, St. Botolph. Steve Nurthen and Andy Jones. Two further views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Benefield, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Blakesley, St. Mary on Church Street. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, and an interior view. SP 627 505. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, now in use as a garage. Another view. SP 6245 5020. All Howard Richter (2015).
Blatherwycke, Holy Trinity. Another view. Both Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Link.
Blisworth, St. John the Baptist. SP 725 534. Michael Bourne. Blisworth Baptist Church, built as Particular Baptist in 1825 (enlarged 1871). Another view. An adjoining building was the Sunday School (1871). Enlargement or alteration must have followed in 1885, as this is the date on the date-stone. SP  7265 5365. Howard Richter (2015). Link (which includes interior photos). A comprehensive history.
Boddington, St. John the Baptist. Two additional views - 1, 2, and an interior. SP 482 532. All Howard Richter (2015). Grade I listed.
Boughton, the ruins of St. John the Baptist. Long ruinous, the spire fell in 1784. SP 765 656. Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Another view, Les Needham (2013). Les advises that the graveyard remains in use, with very recent headstones apparent. An information board on the site reproduces an engraving of the church as it was in 1773. Photo Les Needham (2013). Link. The old church was replaced by the present St. John the Baptist. SP 754 659. Les Needham (2013). Link.
Bozeat, St. Mary. David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.
Brackley, St. Peter & St. James. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade II* listed. The former U.R.C. on Banbury Road was built as Independent in 1836 (as the date-stone in the gable says) and is now in commercial use. This news item says that the church was sold in 1997. Evidently the congregation re-located (where?) because the news item also says that the U.R.C. church in Brackley closed completely in 2011. SP 582 369. Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed. The Chapel of Magdalen College School. Another view. SP 586 370. Both Howard Richter (2015). Link. A little history here. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church, built as Wesleyan in 1902. SP 586 371. Howard Richter (2015).
Bradden, St. Michael. Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed.
Brafield on the Green, St. Lawrence. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Braunston, All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed. The former Methodist Chapel. Built as Wesleyan in 1797, it closed in 1970. Heather Powell (2014). The site of a Baptist (General) Chapel, now occupied by a house. Built in 1796, it had, according to old maps, a burial ground. The date of demolition is currently unknown. Circa SP 5414 6621. Howard Richter (2014).
Braybrooke, dedicated to All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Brigstock, St. Andrew. Another view. Both Michael John York. Another view, and an interior view, both Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed - link.
Brixworth, All Saints, was founded in the 7th century, and partly built from Roman bricks. Interior view. A stained glass window. All Bill McKenzie. Link1. Link2. Link3.
Brockhall, St. Peter and St. Paul. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Broughton, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Michael John York. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. The chancel was re-built in 1828, as a date-stone says. The altar and the lovely font, which the grade II* listing says is C14. All Dennis Harper (2015). Link. Baptist Union Chapel (1868) on High Street. SP 836 760. Les Needham (2013). Two further views - 1, 2, both Dennis Harper (2016).
Bugbrooke,
St. Michael and All Angels. SP 674 573. Michael Bourne. Link. Grade II* listed. Jesus Fellowship Church (or Jesus Army), previously Baptist, and built as Particular Baptist in 1808. The church remains in the Baptist Union. Another view. SP 677 573. Both Howard Richter (2015). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
Bulwick, St. Nicholas. Michael John York. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the altar and East window, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Burton Latimer, St. Mary the Virgin. The tower, showing the blind arcading and the clock. Interior view, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Byfield, Holy Cross. Aidan McRae Thomson.

Canons Ashby, Priory Church of St. Mary. Three further views - 1, 2, 3. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, and a tombstone. SP 577 505. All Dave Westrap (2010). Link1. Link2. Link3.
Charwelton, Holy Trinity. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Charles Moorhen. Another view, the porch, chancel (which has some attractive stone-carving), three interior views - 1, 2, 3, altar, pulpit, a handsome tomb and monument, and the attractive font, all John Bowdler (2013). Link. Grade I listed. The tiny Chapel of the Good Shepherd, and two interior views - 1, 2. The meaning of the foundation stone isn't quite clear, but it reads "MOVED FROM VILLAGE SCHOOL AND ERECTED HERE TO COMMEMORATE THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II. 2ND JUNE 1953". All John Bowdler (2013). Two additional views- 1, 2, both Howard Richter (2014).
Chelveston, St. John the Baptist. Robin Peel (2013). Grade II* listed.
Chipping Warden, dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. The tower. Both Steve Bulman. SP 499 479.
Church Brampton, St. Botolph. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, three interior - 1, 2, 3, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Church Stowe, St. Michael. Three additional views- 1, 2, 3. SP 639 577. All Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Claycoton, St. Andrew (disused). Aidan McRae Thomson.
Clipston, All Saints and St. John the Baptist. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Clopton, St. Peter. Some fine carved tombs. Both Robin Peel (2013). Two further views - 1, 2, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
Cold Ashby, St. Denys. Three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Cold Higham, St. Luke on Church Lane. Five additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. SP 663 535. All Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed.
Collyweston, St. Andrew (K). Graeme Harvey. Two further views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Corby, St. John the Baptist (C). Two additional views - 1, 2. All Chris Stafford (2013). Link. Grade II* listed.
Cosgrove, St. Peter and St. Paul. Les Needham.
Cotterstock, St. Andrew. Another view. Both Robin Peel. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Cottesbrook, All Saints. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, triple-decker pulpit and box pews, squire's pew, and two monuments - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Cottingham, St. Mary Magdalene. George Weston. Another view, and an interior view, both Alan Craxford. A recently re-discovered and restored plaque commemorates a long-serving rector. Alan Craxford. Link. Grade I listed - link. Methodist Church (1878). George Weston. The adjoining church hall is the original chapel, dating from 1808. Alan Craxford. Link.
Courteenhall, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 764 529. Michael Bourne.
Cranford St. Andrew, St. Andrew. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2. Michael John York. Link.
Cranford St. John, St. John the Baptist. Robin Peel (2013). Grade II* listed.
Crick, St. Margaret of Antioch. SP 588 725. Aidan McRae Thomson. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the chancel, pulpit and the curious font, all Dennis Harper (2015). Grade I listed. U.R.C. on Chapel Lane, built as Independent (Congregational) in 1820. Another view. SP 5909 7245. Both Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade II listed. The former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1868), converted to residential use. Active until at least 1940, for which date a marriage register is mentioned in the National Archive, the date of closure is currently uncertain. Map evidence suggests it was closed between 1965 and 1973, as it is shown as "Meth. Chap." on the former, but is unlabeled on the latter. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 5892 7270. All Howard Richter (2014).
Croughton, dedicated to All Saints. SP 546 336. Steve Bulman.

Daventry.
Deanshanger, Holy Trinity. Interior view. Both Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade II listed - link.
Deene, St. Peter. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A modern view. Michael John York. Two further views - 1, 2, an interior view, and the tomb of the 7th Earl of Cardigan, all Alan Craxford (2011). Link. Grade II* listed - link.
Denford, Holy Trinity. SP 9915 7663. Robin Peel (2013). Another view, Carole Sage (1965). Link. Grade I listed.
Desborough, St. Giles (Anglican and Methodist). Another view. Both Michael John York. Interior view, altar and font, all Dennis Harper (2011). Link. Grade I listed - link. Baptist Church on Rushton Road. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2011). U.R.C. Dennis Harper (2011). Holy Trinity (R.C.). Dennis Harper (2011).
Dingley, All Saints. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Dodford, St. Mary the Virgin. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3. SP 612 605. All Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade I listed.
Draughton, St. Catherine. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Duddington, St. Mary. From an old engraving in the Colin Waters Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.

Earls Barton, All Saints. Its chief claim to fame is its Saxon tower, dated to the 10th century. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
East Carlton, St. Peter. Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Link.
East Farndon, St. John the Baptist. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
East Haddon, St. Mary. SP 667 682. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, the interior and font, all David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed. The former Particular Baptist Chapel, now in residential use. Map evidence indicates it was built before 1885, and seems to have still been in use at the time of the 1966 O.S. map revision. Another view. Both Howard Richter (2015).
Eastcote, General Baptist Chapel (1838). Further views - 1, 2, 3. SP 6800 5395. All Howard Richter (2015). Link.
Easton Maudit, St. Peter and St. Paul.
David Regan (2016). Grade I listed.
Easton-on-the-Hill, All Saints (O). TF 010 048. Michael John York. Another view, and an interior view, both Janice Tostevin.
Ecton, St. Mary Magdalene. Another view. Both
David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Edgcote, dedicated to St. James. The tower. SP 505 479. Both Steve Bulman.
Elton, All Saints. Wesleyan Chapel - stone says "Re-erected in 1864". Both Robin Peel.
Evenley. Dedicated to St. George. SP 585 352. Steve Bulman.
Everdon, St. Mary. Another view. The church has two porches - 1, 2. Interior view, altar and sedilia, font, and a high-level gallery, presumably the one mentioned in the Grade I listing as giving access to the roof. Independent Chapel, originally Congregational. All John Bowdler (2013).
Eydon, St. Nicholas. Previously in the "Unknown" section, thanks to Janet Gimber for identifying this church. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Link.

Farthinghoe, dedicated to St. Michael and All Angels. SP 536 399. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view (taken through a window), both Chris Stafford (2013). Grade I listed.
Farthingstone, St. Mary. Four additional views- 1, 2, 3, 4. SP 613 550. Link. Grade II* listed. Baptist Chapel (circa 1846, sources differ as to the precise year). Two further views - 1, 2. SP 6125 5505. Link. All Howard Richter (2014).
Fawsley, St. Mary. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Faxton, St. Denys. Demolished in the 1950's, along with the village of the same name. The original was painted by John Piper in 1940. The source image is available here, on the Victoria and Albert Museum website. Reproduced by kind permission of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the efforts of Alan Craxford.
Finedon, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link (follow Galleries for many photos). Grade I listed.
Flore, All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. Interior view. Simon Edwards. U.R.C. (1880). Two additional views - 1, 2. What now serves as the adjacent church hall is the original chapel, built as Congregational in 1810. Another view. SP 646 600. Grade II listed. All Howard Richter (2014).
Fotheringhay, St. Mary and All Saints. Intended as a mausoleum for the members of the House of York, less than half of the church survives. Zoe Martin. A view from an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Previously in the "Unknown" section, this original drawing once belonged to an ancestor of Ken Edwards, and was thought to show a church maybe in the Maghull area (Lancashire), and was probably drawn before 1860. Many thanks indeed to Aidan Thomson, who says the church drawing itself, and the situation on the ground with the river, bears a great similarity to Fotheringhay in Northamptonshire. This makes the mound to the right in the drawing the site of Fotheringhay Castle. Further work by Janet Gimber means that this identification is now a certainty. The drawing is now thought to be about 180 years old. This old engraving (1827), is from Ken Edwards' Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, a ceiling roundel, memorial to the Edward, second Duke of York,  the pulpit (a gift from Edward IV), and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Furtho, St. Bartholomew. The church of a vanished village. SP 774 431. Les Needham. Link1. Link2. Link3.

Gayton, St. Mary the Virgin. SP 706 547. Michael Bourne. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, all Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed.
Geddington, St. Mary Magdalene. Bill McKenzie. Another view, Dennis Harper (2011). U.R.C., built as Union Chapel in 1875. Another view. Both Dennis Harper (2011).
Glapthorn, St. Leonard. Robin Peel (2013). Two additional views - 1, 2, two interiors - 1, 2, the chancel, font, and a fragment of wall-painting, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Grafton Underwood, St. James the Apostle. Robin Peel (2013). Link. Grade I listed.
Great Addington, All Saints. The interior, font, and the rood loft stairs. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Brington, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. Three modern views - 1, 2, 3, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, a Green Man, and the font. The Spencer family have a chapel with numerous tombs and monuments (1, 2). All David Regan (2017), who says "worth a detour". Link. Grade I listed.
Great Cransley, St. Andrew. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Two modern views - 1, 2, both Michael John York. Michael sells some church photographs, and has kindly allowed me to use some reduced resolution photos on this website. His business websites are here - 1, 2, 3. Link.
Great Creaton, St. Michael. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Doddington, St. Nicholas. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Harrowden, All Saints. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Houghton, St. Mary the Blessed Virgin. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Great Oxendon, St. Helen. David advises that this church is originally supposed to have served the villages of Great and Little Oxendon, but the latter has long since vanished, and hence the church is a little removed from the remaining village. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Greatworth, St. Peter. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade II* listed - link.
Green's Norton, St.
Bartholomew. SP 669 499. Howard Richter (2015). Grade I listed (has interior photos).
Grendon, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Gretton, St. James the Great. Another view, and two interior views- 1, 2. Note the strange east window, which narrows towards the bottom. Gretton Baptist Church dates from 1824. All Alan Craxford. Link (for both churches).
Guilsborough, St. Etheldreda. Aidan McRae Thomson.

Hannington, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 812 709. Les Needham (2013). Grade I listed.
Hardwick, St. Leonard. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Hargrave, All Saints. The fine south door, interior view, screen and altar table, and the very unusual early font. All Chris Stafford (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Harlestone, St. Mary. Another view Jane Marriott.
Harpole, All Saints. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and the font. Link. Grade II* listed. Baptist Chapel. All David Regan (2017).
Harrington, St. Peter and St. Paul. Two further views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Harringworth, St. John the Baptist. The interior, chancel, font, and the railed entrance to the vault of the Tyron family. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Haselbech, St. Michael. Aidan McRae Thomson. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Hellidon, St. John the Baptist. Aidan McRae Thomson. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, the clock, two interiors - 1, 2, the organ, and the font, all John Bowdler (2013). Grade II* listed.
Helmdon, St. Mary Magdalene.
SP 591 432. Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed. The former General Baptist Chapel, undergoing conversion to residential use. Another view. SP 5895 4405. Both Howard Richter (2015). Link.
Hemington, St. Peter and St. Paul. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Higham Ferrers, St. Mary the Virgin.  George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2017). Services are also held in the Bede House, in the church grounds. David Regan (2017). Also next to the church is a chantry chapel (grade I listed). David Regan (2017). Grade I listed.
Hinton-in-the-Hedges (O), dedicated to the The Most Holy Trinity. Another view. SP 559 370. Both Steve Bulman. Two further views - 1, 2, the font, coat of arms of Queen Anne, and a fine tomb, all Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed.
Holcot, St. Mary and All Saints. Interior view. Both Jill Coulthard.
Holdenby, All Saints, which is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, what appears to be the "ghost" of a brass, and the font. All  All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Hollowell, St. James. Two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link.

Irchester, St. Katherine. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Irthlingborough, St. Peter. A very difficult to photograph church. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Isham, St. Peter. Aidan McRae Thomson. Previously in the Unknown section, this church was photographed by Claudio Sanfilippo when on a trip between Luton and Leeds in 1977. My appreciation to Simon Davies who identified it. Link.
Islip, St. Nicholas. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the Kempe East window, altar and the font. All Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade I listed.

Kelmarsh, St. Dionysius. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2016). Grade II* listed.
Kettering.
Kilsby, St. Faith. SP 563 711. Aidan McRae Thomson. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection. Grade II* listed. U.R.C., built as Independent (Congregational) in 1784. SP 5621 7094. Howard Richter (2014). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
King's Cliffe, All Saints and St. James on Hall Yard. A C12 foundation, and Grade I listed. TL 006 970. Robin Peel. Another view, and an interior, both Richard Roberts (2015). Link. The former Methodist Chapel, now in residential use. David Regan (2016). Link.
King's Sutton, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. A most imposing building with a splendid spire. SP 498 361. Steve Bulman. Another view, and an interior view, both Aidan McRae Thomson. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Kislingbury, St. Luke. SP 697 596. Michael Bourne. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection.

Lamport, All Saints. George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Laxton, All Saints. David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Lilbourne, dedicated to All Saints. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade I listed - link.
Litchborough, St. Martin on Banbury Road. Another view. SP 663 543. Grade II* listed. Particular Baptist Chapel (1862) on Towcester Road. Another view, and the interior. SP 635 542. Link. All Howard Richter (2015).
Little Addington, St. Mary. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Little Brington, St. John. All that remains is the spire, the body of the church having been demolished in 1947. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II listed.
Little Harrowden, St. Mary the Virgin. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Little Houghton, St. Mary the Virgin. David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Little Oakley, St. Peter. Dennis Harper (2011). Grade II* listed - link.
Loddington, St. Leonard. Steve Nurthen and Andy Jones.
Long Buckby.
Lower Benefield, St. Mary. Richard Higgins. Photo link is to an external website with a number of photos of this church. Link.
Lower Catesby, St. Mary and St. Edmund (C). Another view. Both John Bowdler (2013).
Lowick, St. Peter (C). Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link (with interior photos). Grade I listed.
Luddington in the Brook, St. Margaret. A splendid animal!! Both Robin Peel. Link.
Lutton, St. Peter. Previously in the "Unknown" section, thanks to Nigel Brooks for identifying this as the Northamptonshire Lutton. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Robin Peel.

Maidford, St. Peter and St. Paul. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the porch. This curious feature (and it's hard to judge the scale) may well be, as John suggests, a leper's window. Another curiosity is what appears to be a re-used piscina (close-up). Interior view, altar, pulpit, the font, and a window. All John Bowdler (2013). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed. The converted former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1868). Another view. Both Howard Richter (2014).
Maidwell, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Marston St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Marston Trussell, St. Nicholas. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the half-timbered porch. David advises that the roof is being repaired following the theft of lead. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Mears Ashby, All Saints. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Middleton Cheney. Dedicated to All Saints. The spire. A fine door. SP 499 421. Steve Bulman.
Moulton, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 784 664. Grade I listed. Methodist Church (1835). SP 783 662. Carey Baptist Church. SP 780 664. Link. All Les Needham (2013).

Naseby, dedicated to All Saints. Interior view, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Another view, from an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Grade II* listed. Methodist Chapel. SP 688 779. George Weston. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link.
Nassington, St. Mary the Virgin & All Saints. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Robin Peel. Interior view, Marion Hall. Link. Grade I listed - link.
Nether Heyford, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 659 587. Michael Bourne. Another view, and an interior view, both Simon Edwards. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all Howard Richter (2014). The former Primitive Methodist Church (1870). SP 659 586. Michael Bourne. Another view, Howard Richter (2014). In many cases, churches similar to this one had a simpler predecessor, and Howard proposes this building at SP 6594 5854 as a possibility. Now in residential use, it has a filled-in date-stone in the gable end. Can you confirm or refute this plausible suggestion? Howard Richter (2014). Baptist Church. Two further views - 1, 2. SP 6592 5846. All Howard Richter (2014).
Newbottle, St. James. Another view, interior view, and the plain tub font. Two window photos illustrate very different styles of window glass, the first subtle, the second somewhat lurid. A brass to Peter Dormer his wife, and numerous children - I count nineteen. Is this a record on church brasses? All Chris Stafford (2012). Grade II* listed - link.
Newton Bromswold, St. Peter. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Newnham, St. Michael and All Angels (O). The lowest stage of the tower is open - note the strengthening ironwork and tie-rods. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, pulpit, font and organ. Some numbered box pews survive.  Link. Grade I listed. Former Congregational Chapel (1909), now in residential use. John has found a reference to services being "discontinued in the 1950's". All John Bowdler (2013).
Northampton.
Norton, All Saints. Aidan McRae Thomson. The former Wesleyan Chapel on Daventry Road. As Howard comments, it's hard to believe the OS map of 1968-71 vintage which shows this as "Meth Ch.", presumably implying that it was active at that time. As of 2014, there was a planning application for conversion to a residence. Two further views - 1, 2. SP 6014 6375. All Howard Richter (2014).

Old, St. Andrew. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Orlingbury, St. Mary. SP 859 724. Les Needham (2013). Another view, David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Orton, All Saints. Now redundant, the church houses a school for the training of stonemasons. SD 495 107. Chalmers Cursley. Link.
Oundle.
Overstone, St. Nicholas (1807, C). Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.

Pattishall, Holy Cross. A pre-Norman church once stood on this site, and the church is mentioned in Domesday. Six additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. SP 671 543. Grade II* listed. The former General Baptist Chapel (1839), now converted to residential use. SP 6685 5430. Both Howard Richter (2015).
Paulerspury, St. James the Great. Jane Marriott. Another view. Bernard Hylands. U.R.C. SP 723 455. Les Needham.
Pilton, All Saints. Robin Peel.
Pipewell, St. Mary (1881) - said to be the smallest church in the county. Also known as the Abbey Church of St. Mary, a Cistercian Monastery once stood in the vicinity. David Regan (2017). Link.
Pitsford, All Saints. Another view, the interior, font, and a fine Norman tympanum. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Plumpton, St. John the Baptist (K). Largely re-built in 1822, incorporating some medieval fabric. There is a date-stone for this date in the porch. Two additional views - 1, 2, and the interior (taken through a window). SP 598 483. All Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed.
Polebrook, All Saints. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade I listed.
Potterspury, St. Nicholas. SP 762 433. Les Needham. Link.
Preston Capes, SS Peter and Paul. Aidan McRae Thomson. The following are all John Bowdler (2013) - additional views - 1, 2, 3, the porch, two interior views - 1, 2 , pulpit and the font. Link. Grade II* listed.
Pytchley, All Saints. SP 860 748. Les Needham (2013). Link. Grade I listed.

Quinton, St. John. SP 776 543. Michael Bourne.

Radstone, St. Lawrence. No photos, just some information in case you are planning to visit. Howard Richter advises that the church is closed, for health and safety reasons, due to a severe bat droppings problem. Link, which shows the situation in 2012, since when it has worsened. SP 588 405. Grade I listed.
Raunds, St. Peter - a difficult church to photograph well. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Ravensthorpe, St. Denys. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 6700 7035. All Howard Richter (2014). Link1. Link2. Link3. Link4. Grade II* listed.
Ringstead, Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Roade, St. Mary the Virgin. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 757 519. Grade II* listed. Methodist Church (Wesleyan, 1908). It was preceded by an earlier chapel, adjacent, of 1875, visible to the right of the photo. There was an earlier C19 chapel too. SP 760 517. All Howard Richter (2015).
Rockingham, St. Leonard. Bill McKenzie. Another view. Alan Craxford.
Rothersthorpe, St. Peter and St. Paul. SP 714 566. Michael Bourne.
Rothwell, Holy Trinity. Another view, Three interior views - 1, 2, 3, the chancel, altar, and the unusual font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Rushden, St. Mary. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view, David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Rushton, All Saints. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.

Scaldwell, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Shutlanger, St. Anne - a Church of England school and chapel, of 1884 (though only licensed for worship in 1885). Two additional views - 1, 2. Link. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, which closed in the mid-1980's. SP 7260 4985. Link. All Howard Richter (2015).
Sibbertoft
, St. Helen. Two extra views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.
Silverstone, St. Michael. The porch, and the clock in a small leaded spire. Link. Grade II listedMethodist Church. Link. All John Bowdler (2013).
Slapton, St. Botolph.
Another view. A curious memorial stands here, a lantern on a tall pole. SP 640 469. Grade I listed. Slapton and Wappenham Independent Evangelical Church was built as Wesleyan in 1844. SP 6403 4679. Grade II listed. All Howard Richter (2015).
Southwick, St. Mary. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the chancel and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Spratton, St. Andrew. Interior view, the chancel and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. A leaflet about the church is available here. Grade I listed.
Stanford on Avon, St. Nicholas. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson. Grade I listed.
Stanion, St. Peter the Apostle. Graeme Harvey. Another view, David Regan (2017). Grade I listed. Methodist Church, Graeme Harvey. Another view, with a "Sold" sign showing that the church has closed. David Regan (2017).
Stanwick, St. Lawrence. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Staverton, St. Mary the Virgin. Aidan McRae Thomson. Another view, the two porches - 1, 2, two interior views - 1, 2, and the altar. All John Bowdler (2013). Grade I listed.
Stoke Bruerne, St. Mary the Virgin. Three further views - 1, 2, 3. SP 741 498.
All Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of 1879, successor to one of 1846. It closed in the mid 1970's (1974 or 1975, according to source consulted), since when it has been a farm museum, tearooms (link), and it is currently a gift shop. Three further views - 1, 2, 3. All Howard Richter (2015). Link.
Stoke Doyle, St. Rumbald. Robin Peel. Two interior views - 1, 2, both Chris Stafford (2012). Link. Grade II* listed.
Strixton, St. Romwald, or St. John the Baptist. Apart from the tower, the church was re-built to the original design in the 1870's. Another view. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listed.
Sudborough, All Saints. Another view, interior, chancel and the font. The church has some nice brasses, these 2 dated 1390 and 1415. All David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Sulgrave, St. James the Less. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. The wording reads "The Washington Family attended service here".
Sutton Bassett, All Saints. George Weston.
Syresham, St. James the Great. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. A
modern view. SP 631 420. Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed. The Wesleyan Reform Chapel of 1846. Two additional views - 1, 2. The chapel Sunday School of 1926 stands opposite. SP 6295 4145. All Howard Richter (2015). This old photo on an external website shows the chapel at the extreme left and the school at the right. Link.
Sywell, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.

Tansor, St. Mary. Robin Peel. Another view, David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Thornby, St. Helen. Aidan McRae Thomson. Two further views - 1, 2. Both David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Thorpe Malsor, All Saints. Steve Nurthen and Andy Jones.
Thrapston, St. James.
John Balaam (2008). Link. Grade II* listed. St. Paul the Apostle (R.C.), John Balaam (2013).
Thrupp Grounds, the former Mission Church, now in residential use. Two additional views - 1, 2. All
Howard Richter (2014).
Thurning, St. James, on an old postcard from Reg Dossell's Collection. Another Unknown of long-standing solved by Phil Draper, who supplied these confirmatory links - link1, link2. Three additional views - 1, 2, 3, all David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade II listed.
Titchmarsh,
St. Mary. Another view, the interior, and the font. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade I listed.
Towcester.
Twywell, St. Nicholas. Two further views - 1, 2. All
David Regan (2017). Link. Grade II* listed.

Upper Boddington - see Boddington, above.
Upper Stowe, St. James, originally built as a chapel-of-ease to St. Michael at Church Stowe. Two additional views - 1, 2, the interior, and East window. SP 6435 5670. All Howard Richter (2014). Link. Grade II listed.
Upton, St. Michael, which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Two additional views - 1, 2. All David Regan (2017). Link1. Grade I listed.

Wadenhoe. The church has two dedications - St. Michael and All Saints, and St. Giles. Two additional views - 1, 2. A curious feature is this blind arcading in the exterior north wall of the tower. Howard Richter has advised that Pevsner, in his Northamptonshire, notes that there are a number of churches with broadly similar features, and suggests that they were simply a local fashion. The other churches mentioned are Brackley St. James, Burton Latimer, Caldecott, Higham Ferrers, Mears Ashby, Moreton Pinkney, Raunds, and Stanwick. Two interior views - 1, 2, and the font. TL 009 833. All David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II* listed.
Wakerley
, St. John the Baptist, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, though still used for occasional services. The font. SP 956 992. Both Janice Tostevin. Link.
Walgrave, St. Peter. SP 802 719. Les Needham (2013). Another view, two interiors - 1, 2, the chancel and the font, all David Regan (2016). Link. Grade II listedBaptist Church. SP 802 721. Les Needham (2013). Link. Grade II listed. The former Zion Baptist Church, now a private residence. SP 803 722. Les Needham (2013).
Wappenham, St. Mary the Virgin. Four additional views - 1, 2, 3, 4. The list of rectors commences in 1233. SP 625 457. Grade II* listing, which has interior photos. The Independent Evangelical Chapel on High Street was built as Wesleyan in 1860. SP 627 457. All Howard Richter (2015).
Warkton, St. Edmund, King and Martyr. SP 893 798. From an old postcard in Judy Flynn's Collection. A modern view, David Regan (2017). Link - which has photos of the splendid monuments. Grade I listed.
Warmington, St. Mary the Virgin. Robin Peel. Two additional views - 1, 2, the organ, and the font.
The vaulted wooden ceiling is a rare survival. All David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade I listed. The former Methodist Chapel, now in residential use. David Regan (2016).
Watford, Saints Peter and Paul. David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed. The site of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1846-1966, demolished by 1969). SP 601 687. Howard Richter (2014). Link.
Weedon Bec, St. Peter and St. Paul. Another view and an interior view. All Simon Edwards. Grade II* listed. The former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (1811) on Bridge Street, now converted for commercial use. SP 6305 5936. Howard Richter (2014). U.R.C. on Church Street. SP 631 592. Howard Richter (2014). Grade II listed. The site of the demolished Our Lady of Victories (R.C.) on Church Street. Howard was told by a local resident that the buff coloured wall behind the wooden fence was part of the church. Whether this is so or not, map evidence shows that the building stood to the right of that wall, running across the later driveway. One piece of evidence that the wall may not have been part of the church comes from Kelly's Directory of 1898 which says that it was a wooden church. Another view, which, had the church remained standing, would have been an interior view. SP 6313 5931. Both Howard Richter (2014).
Weedon Lois, St. Mary and St. Peter. Another view.
SP 602 470. Both Howard Richter (2015). Grade II* listed, from which we learn that the church has some fabric from circa 1100.
Weekley,
St. Mary the Virgin. Bill McKenzie. Another view, the interior, two tombs - 1, 2, and the font, all David Regan (2017). Grade I listed.
Weldon (or Great Weldon), St. Mary the Virgin. David Regan (2017).
Link. Grade I listing, which says that the unusual glazed lantern on top of the tower is supposed to have been a beacon to guide travellers through the nearby forest.
Welford, St. Mary the Virgin. Another view. Both David Regan (2017). Another view, from an old postcard franked 1917, from the collection of Mrs. Marion Allen. Link. Grade II* listed.
Wellingborough.
Welton, St. Martin. Aidan McRae Thomson.
West Haddon, All Saints. Another view, three interiors - 1, 2, 3, and two of the superb font - 1, 2. SP 630 718. All David Regan (2017). Grade I listed. Baptist Chapel (1882), though the congregation dates from 1821. Another view. Howard advises that at one point there was also a Wesleyan Chapel just a few yards away, dating from before 1885 (when it shows on a map of that year). Also on map evidence, it was demolished between 1958 and 1973. SP 632 719. Both Howard Richter (2014). Link (for both churches).
Weston, Particular Baptist Chapel on High Street. Another view. SP 5890 4695. Both Howard Richter (2015). Link. Grade II listed.
Weston by Welland, St. Mary. Pamela Weston.
Whilton, St. Andrew. Aidan McRae Thomson.
Whiston, St. Mary the Virgin. David Regan (2016).
Link. Grade I listed.
Whitfield, St. John the Evangelist. SP 608 395. Howard Richter (2015). Grade II listed. The site of the demolished Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, which stood at SP 6075 3948. Howard Richter (2015).
Whittlebury, St. Mary. Another view. SP 689 442. Both Dave Westrap (2010). Link1. Link2. Link3.
Wilbarston, All Saints. Another view, the interior, chancel, side chapel, and the font. All David Regan (2017). Grade II* listed.
Wilby, St. Mary. Thanks to Janet Gimber for identifying this as being the Wilby in Northamptonshire. From a postcard in Reg Dosell's collection. Another view, David Regan (2016).
Link. Grade II* listed.
Winwick, St. Michael. Interior view. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.
Woodend, the former General Baptist Chapel (1811), now in residential use (The Old Chapel). Another view. SP 616 492. Both Howard Richter (2015).
Woodford, St. Mary the Virgin. Interior view, the chancel and font. Fourteenth century wooden effigies of Sir Walter Trailli and his wife adorn their tomb - a rare survival.
All David Regan (2017). Link. Grade I listed.
Woodnewton, St. Mary. Robin Peel. Two additional views - 1, 2, both David Regan (2016). Link1. Link2. Grade II* listed.
Woollaston, St. Mary the Virgin. Difficult to photograph because of the trees. Another view. Both David Regan (2016).
Link. Grade II* listed.

Yardley Gobion, St. Leonard. SP 765 448. Les Needham.
Yardley Hastings, St. Andrew. Two additional views - 1, 2. SP 866 571. All Howard Richter (2014). Link1. Link2. Link3. Grade II* listed.

Yarwell, St. Mary Magdalene. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection. A modern view. Robin Peel. Interior view, Marion Hall. Grade II* listed - link.
Yelvertoft, dedicated to All Saints. Interior view. SP 602 752. Both Aidan McRae Thomson.

 

 
 

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