All Saints' Church, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire

Address: Thorpe Road, Aldwincle, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3EA
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A Medieval wonder in a pretty village

This handsome square-towered church lies at the edge of the picturesque village of Aldwincle near the river Nene - the pinnacled and carved 15th-century tower dominates the surrounding countryside.

The elegant Medieval interior is almost cavernous in feel with few furnishings, offering a rare chance to see its beautiful limestone arcades and arches up close.

The 17th-century poet John Dryden was born nearby and baptised in the church - his grandfather was the rector.

Look out for strange carved birds, beasts and other creatures on the exterior.

The Chambre chantry chapel of 1489 is also of exceptional quality.

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Road directions

12 miles north east of Kettering off A605 Oundle to Thrapston Road. At Thorpe Waterville, take country road to Aldwincle. All Saints is the first church in the village with a tower.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Kettering (10 miles). Also on bus route number 24.

OS Reference No.

TL 011 814

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Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.

 

 

 

PDF iconWarkwickshire & Northamptonshire County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.

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  1. Dave Sell (03 Jan 2012, 00:33)

    My Great, great, great Grandfather, Rev. John Sell, was curate at this church in 1809. Some day soon I hope to visit this church and see if I can find out more about my 3 Great Grandfather and his family.
    I would be interested in any church records that may contain information about his time there.

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All Saints' Church, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Disabled access

There are steps up into churchyard and steps down into church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.