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The decision to put a church building on the National Heritage List for England and assign it a listing grade is made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The decision is normally based on recommendations made by Historic England, the government’s adviser on the historic environment.
The decision to schedule a feature (building, monument, archaeological remains, etc.) located within the church building’s precinct or churchyard is made by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The decision is based on recommendations made by Historic England, the government’s adviser on cultural heritage.
National Parks are areas of countryside that include villages and towns, which are protected because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage. In England, National Parks are designated by Natural England, the government’s advisor on the natural environment.
Conservation areas are places of special architectural or historic interest where it is desirable to preserve and enhance the character and appearance of such areas. Conservation Areas are designated by the Local Council.
The Heritage at Risk programme is run and managed by Historic England, the government’s advisor on cultural heritage. It aims to protect and manage the historic environment, so that the number of ‘at risk’ historic places and sites across England are reduced.
Selecting a single date for the construction of a church building can sometimes be very difficult as most CoE buildings have seen many phases of development over time. The CHR allows you to record a time period rather than a specific date.
The CHR records the time period for the building’s predominant fabric as opposed to the date of the earliest fabric or the church’s foundation date.
If you notice any errors with the below outlines of your connected churchyards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the corrections needed.
This could include information on new churchyards, edits to the boundaries shown, or different land characteristics.
We are working on adding the consecrated land found within local authority cemeteries, and in time, this data will be shown on the map.
The administrative area within which the church is located.
This field describes the setting of the church building, i.e. the surroundings in which the church building is experienced, and whether or not it makes a positive or negative contribution to the significance of the building.
Aldwincle is a small village about nine miles east of Kettering and three miles north of Thrapston in the north-eastern part of Northamptonshire. There are two churches in the village, St. Peter's being at the north and by the Rectory and church hall while All Saints is at the south-west end.
Provide as written description of the ground plan of the church building and well as its dimensions.
West tower, aisled nave of three bays with clerestory; chancel with south chantry chapel and north vestry.
Very Large (>1000m2)
This field aims to record the archaeological potential of the wider area around the building and churchyard, as well as the history of site.
Evidence of a thirteenth-century building survives in the chancel arch and the piers of the south arcade. The north arcade is slightly later, perhaps fourteenth-century, and the plate-traceried windows of the chancel (the east and one on the north side) also show the thirteenth century. The tower, north vestry and south chapel are of the fifteenth-century; the chapel latest of all, arising from a foundation by will dated 1489. There is very little sign of later work, save that the roofs are twice dated in the seventeenth century (presumably repairs) and the east window (and a few other details) was renewed in the nineteenth century. The south porch was rebuilt on a smaller scale about 1950.
This field aims to record a written description of the exterior of the church building and the churchyard.
The church is built of local limestone, and roofed with lead save for the chancel which is covered with Collyweston stone slates.
The tower is of four unequal storeys of which the topmost is much the tallest. The angles are supported by clasping buttresses which at the level of the parapet become octagonal pinnacles with crocketted caps. The stringcourses which mark each stage are enriched by figures of lively beasts and men at the corners, three to each buttress and at four levels, making the tower seem alive with movement although the overall shape is outly square and static. The north and south walls have no openings until the belfry stage is reached, but the west face has a doorway, of Perpendicular Cesign with a square hood-mould and quatrefoils in the spandrels. The crocketted arch breaks through the horizontal moulding to a small finial.
The heavy battlements are also characteristic of the nave and aisles, again giving a grand and weighty impression to the building. The south aisle has three-light windows in the two eastern bays with cinquefoiled heads under four centred arches. The north wall of the nave is similar to the south save that there is no porch to the western doorway. As on the south side, there are buttresses at the corners only and the battlements, continue up the slope of the end walls.
The south side of the chancel is hidden by the Chambre chantry chapel. Small though this is, it is a sumptuous piece of its period, and the large three-light window in each of the two bays facing south, have panel tracery above the cinquefoiled main lights. The reveals are hollow moulded. The western window is shorter than the other to allow for a small doorway beneath.
Something of the richness of the chapel has been lost by the removal, many years ago, of the pinnacles above the buttresses at each corner and in the middle of the south wall. By replacing them with straight-topped morlons, the effect has been to make the chapel more uniform with the nave of the church.
The chancel is earlier than the nave, and has a more steeply pitched roof covered with Collyweston slates. The east wall retains its plate-traceried window of four lights, although in its present form this is all nineteenth-century. At the north-east corner of the chancel and aligned with the east wall is a small vestry, of much the same date as the nave. It has a small two-light window in the north and east walls.
This field is an index of the building and its major components
This field is an index of the building’s material composition
This field aims to record a written description of the interior of the church building.
The interior walls are plastered.
The floor area of the nave taken with the aisles is virtually square, covered with relatively modern concrete slabs interrupted only by one ledger in the middle of the nave, two in front of the tower arch, and four square fragments of earlier inscribed stones towards the east end of the north aisle. There are no pews, and indeed no furnishings in the nave, save the font, and the result is that the architecture of the church can be well appreciated with the clarity which it deserves.
The four piers of the nave arcades are round, the south being slightly earlier than the north. The former are on square plinths which may have formed part of the wall of an earlier church and which, by the wear on them, have been much used as seats. Their closeness to the floor suggests that the floor level has risen. The south-east pier is the oldest and has a band of nailhead ornament round the capital where the others have moulding. The piers of the north arcade rest upon round plinths and are noticably more slender than those on the south.
The arches of the arcades are of two orders, both chamfered, with surrounding hood-moulds to the nave but not to the aisles. On the north is one label-stop of foliage, and another of a human head with wrinklod brow putting out its tongue.
At one time the north aisle has been used as a chapel, for there is a piscina in the wall by the respond of the north arcade which has a trefoiled head and, although the bowl is broken off, a drain remaining within the wall.
There seem to have been intermediate floors in the tower space at one time, for there are recesses for beams in each side wall. The ground floor is a step above the nave and is paved with stone flags. The arch opening into the space is carried on half-round piers and is of thre orders, the outer two running down to the ground without interruption.
The nave roof is crudely made with heavy gnarled cross-beams, one of which has the date 1676 and the initials ID. There are no corbels and the beams simply rest on the walls of the clerestory. The small windows of the clerestory give little light to the nave, but enough seems to enter through the aisle windows and from the west window of the tower.
The chancel arch consists of two chamfered orders, the outer dying into the responds while the inner is carried on conical corbels with moulded capitals. On the west face of the south respond is an attached shaft with its own capital which continues the moulding and nail-head from the corbel of the main arch. This suggests that there may at one time who have been a chancel arch decorated with a roll-moulding which came down upon this shaft.
The chancel, earlier than the nave as proved by the plate tracery in the east and north windows, has received more nineteenth-century attention. The tracery in the east window and the roof were renewed in this period. The altar and priest's stall are also of this date, but the seventeenth-century communion rails survive intact. The east window has the only stained glass, a representation of Christ preaching by Galilee dating from about 1891. The floor of the chancel is paved with stone in which are set several interestinginscribed slabs, and one brass. There is one step at the chancel arch, and a second at the rails.
The south chantry chapel, entered by a narrow arch from the south nave aisle and from the chancel through a wider version of the same, is of two small bays. Each has a big window in the south wall and there is a four-light window in the east wall. The arches which give access have moulded semi-octagonal capitals upon half-round shafts.
This field is an index of the building’s internal, architectural components. This includes its internal spaces and those areas’ fixtures and fittings (building components which are securely fixed to the church or cathedral).
This field is an index of the building’s movable, non-fixed furnishings and artworks.
This field aims to record a description of the ecology of the churchyard and surrounding setting.
The everyday wildlife of burial grounds means much to those who visit and cherish them but many burial grounds are so rich in wildlife that they should be designated and specially protected. Few have the legal protection of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) or, in the case of local authority owned cemeteries, Local Nature Reserve. This makes it even more important that they are cared for and protected by the people looking after them.
Many have a non-statutory designation as a recognition of their importance. These non-statutory designations have a variety of names in different regions including Local Wildlife Site, County Wildlife Site, Site of Importance for Nature Conservation or Site of Nature Conservation Importance (Local Wildlife Site is the most common name). Their selection is based on records of the most important, distinctive and threatened species and habitats within a national, regional and local context. This makes them some of our most valuable wildlife areas.
For example, many burial grounds which are designated as Local Wildlife Sites contain species-rich meadow, rich in wildflowers, native grasses and grassland fungi managed by only occasional mowing plus raking. When this is the case, many animals may be present too, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. This type of grassland was once widespread and has been almost entirely lost from the UK with approximately 3% remaining, so burial grounds with species-rich meadow managed in this way are extremely important for wildlife.
These designations should be considered when planning management or change.
If you think that this or any other burial ground should be designated please contact Caring for God’s Acre (email@example.com) to discuss. Many eligible sites have not yet received a designation and can be surveyed and then submitted for consideration.
There are no SSSIs within the curtilage of this CCT Church.
There are no Local nature reserves within the curtilage of this CCT Church.
There are no Local Wildlife sites within the curtilage of this CCT Church.
This field aims to record any evidence of the presence of bats in the church building or churchyard.
This field records basic information about the presence of a churchyard and its use as a burial ground.
There are no Scheduled Monuments within the curtilage of this CCT Church.
Churchyards are home to fantastic trees, in particular ancient and veteran trees which can be the oldest indication of a sacred space and be features of extraordinary individuality. The UK holds a globally important population of ancient and veteran yew trees of which three-quarters are found in the churchyards of England and Wales.
There are more than 1,000 ancient and veteran yews aged at least 500 years in these churchyards.
To put this in context, the only other part of western Europe with a known significant yew population is Normandy in northern France, where more than 100 ancient or veteran churchyard yews have been recorded.
Burial grounds may contain veteran and ancient trees of other species such as sweet chestnut or small-leaved lime which, whilst maybe not so old as the yews, are still important for wildlife and may be home to many other species.
Specialist advice is needed when managing these wonderful trees. For more information or to seek advice please contact Caring for God’s Acre, The Ancient Yew Group and The Woodland Trust.
If you know of an ancient or veteran tree in a burial ground that is not listed here please contact Caring for God’s Acre.
There are currently no Ancient, Veteran or Notable trees connected to this CCT Church
This field is an index of the churchyard’s components.
Significance is the whole set of reasons why people value a church, whether as a place for worship and mission, as an historic building that is part of the national heritage, as a focus for the local community, as a familiar landmark or for any other reasons.
This information forms part of the Shrinking the Footprint project.
All of the species listed below have been recorded in close proximity to the
. A few species which are particularly threatened and affected by disturbance may not be listed here because their exact location cannot be shared.
NOTE: Be aware that this dataset is growing, and the species totals may change once the National Biodiversity Network has added further records. Species may be present but not recorded and still await discovery.
Caring for God’s Acre is a conservation charity working to support groups and individuals to investigate, care for, and enjoy the wildlife and heritage treasures found within churchyards and other burial grounds. Look on their website for information and advice and please contact their staff directly. They can help you manage this churchyard for people and wildlife.
To learn more about all of the species recorded against this church, go to the Burial Ground Portal within the NBN Atlas. You can check the spread of records through the years, discovering what has been recorded and when, plus what discoveries might remain to be uncovered.
If any of the following species have been seen close to the CCT Church, it is important to seek advice from an expert. You will need to know if they are present now, and to follow expert recommendations when planning works. All of these species have specific legal protection as a recognition of their rarity. All of them are rare or becoming increasingly endangered, so it is important to ensure that management and other works do not adversely affect them. In addition, there may be things you can do to help these special species. N.B. Swift and House Martin do not have specific legal protection but are included, as roof repair works often impact breeding swifts and house martins which is against the law.
This is not a complete list of protected species, there are many more, but these are ones that are more likely to be found. All wild birds, their nests and eggs are also protected by law, as are all bats and veteran trees. In a few cases, species are considered particularly prone to disturbance or destruction by people, so the exact location of where they were recorded is not publicly available but can be requested. These ‘blurred’ records are included here, and the accuracy is to 1km. This means that the species has been recorded in close proximity to the
CCT Church, or a maximum of 1km away from it. As these ‘blurred’ species are quite mobile, there is a strong likelihood that they can occur close to the
CCT Church. To learn about these special species, use the link provided for each species in the table below
One important species which is not included here is the Peregrine Falcon. This is protected and advice should be sought if peregrines are nesting on a church or cathedral. Peregrine records are ‘blurred’ to 10km, hence the decision not to include records here. Remember too that species not seriously threatened nationally may still be at risk in your region and be sensitive to works. You should check with local experts about this. You may also need to seek advice about invasive species, such as Japanese knotweed and aquatics colonising streams or pools, which can spread in churchyards.
N.B. If a species is not recorded this does not indicate absence. It is always good practice to survey.
Caring for God’s Acre can help and support you in looking after the biodiversity present in this special place. If you know that any of these species occur close to the
CCT Church and are not recorded here, please contact Caring for God’s Acre with details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To find out more about these and other species recorded against this
CCT Church, go to the Burial Ground Portal within the NBN Atlas.
The church was the centre of many people’s lives and remains a guide to their cares and concerns. Glimpses into those lives have often come down to us in the stories we heard as children or old photographs discovered in tattered shoe boxes. Perhaps your ancestors even made it into local legend following some fantastic event? You can choose to share those memories with others and record them for future generations on this Forum.
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