Norton: All Saints

Name:
Norton: All Saints
Record Type:
Church
Church code:
628096
Diocese:
Peterborough
Archdeaconry:
Northampton
Parish:
Norton

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is not in a Conservation Area

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is on the Heritage at Risk Register (data verified 09 Nov 2023)
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Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 628096 Norton All Saints
Caption:
Exterior image of 628096 Norton All Saints
Description:
Photograph of the south-east façade of All Saints church, Norton in the Diocese of Peterborough (628100) taken 22 May 2009
Year / Date:
2009
Copyright:
Diocese of Peterborough
Originator:
Unknown

Summary Description

A large 14th /15th century church with a slightly earlier tower impressively placed at the edge of the village near the former Norton Hall formerly a seat of the Knightley family of Fawsley and in the 19th century Beriah Botfield, the bibliophile. The nave heightened circa 1700. Restoration was carried out here by R. Armstrong 1894. A large reredos now forms part of a huge west screen at the base of the tower. The church is populated by a fine array of monuments of the owners of Norton Hall including a huge complex tomb to Lady Elizabeth Knightley (D.1602) matching that of her sisters in Westminster Abbey: In the chancel Nicholas Bretton and his wife. She with unusually low cut dress. The monument to Mrs Botfield by the young William Behnes, 1825, is very strange with her over life size marble son mourning his loss. He was responsible for commissioning Thomas Willement to create the splendid set of armorial stained glass in the late 1840’s that adorns most of the windows reflecting the different ownerships of the Manor of Norton.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Open to visitors daily 9am – 5pm
 

Church Website

Church Website:
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Sources and Further Information

Ben Smith (2016) Interior image of 628096 Norton All Saints [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 628096 Norton All Saints
Unknown (2009) Exterior image of 628096 Norton All Saints [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 628096 Norton All Saints
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 4998 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 2
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/16439/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~54592~110195 [Archive/Graphic material]

Groundplan

ICBS File Number - 01329

Coverage - 1831

Created by UNKNOWN

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 5 Bells [Archive/Index]
5 Bells