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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHANTRY CHAPEL OF ALL SOULS

List entry Number: 1040359

Location

CHANTRY CHAPEL OF ALL SOULS, MARKET SQUARE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireEast NorthamptonshireDistrict AuthorityHigham Ferrers

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-Sep-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Jun-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 232353

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History

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Details

HIGHAM FERRERS MARKET SQUARE SP9668NW (East side) 18/53 Chantry Chapel of All Souls 23/09/50 (Formerly listed as All Souls Chantry) GV I

School, now chantry chapel. Probably re-founded as a school and built early C15 for Archbishop Henry Chichele. Restored C20. Limestone ashlar with lead roof. Single-unit plan. Single storey. South elevation of 3-window range of 3-light windows with cusping and 4-centred arch heads. Small doorways below windows to left and right. Both have 4-centred arch heads, that to left has leaf decoration in the spandrels. 3-stage buttresses at corners and between windows terminate as crocketted pinnacles with panel tracery decoration. Moulded cornice with corbels representing leaves and flowers. Open castellated parapet, with verticals and diagonals decorated with cusping. Shallow gabled roof. Five-light east window with panel tracery and 4-centred arch head. Open castellated parapet similar to south elevation has canopied niche with statue and pinnacle at apex. North elevation is similar without doorways. West elevation is similar to east with a 4-light square-head window below main east window. Parapet with niche is all similar. Interior: has staircase to former rood loft on first floor, with 2 doorways with 4-centred arch head. Original moulded roof beams restored C20 when a steeper pitched roof was removed and original pitch restored. Plank door set in panelled lobby has date above 1630. C20 stained glass roundels in west window. Tablet in lobby commemorates restoration by J. White Esq., 1942. Used as a Grammer School from 1542-1906. Restored by Temple Moore early C20. Re-dedicated as a chantry chapel in 1942.

Listing NGR: SP9610368527

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National Grid Reference: SP 96103 68527

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