St Andrew's Church, Cranford, Northamptonshire

Address: Grafton Road, Cranford, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4AD
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Sumptuous memorials to 300 years of family history

Sumptuous memorials to 300 years of the Robinson family fill the south chapel of Medieval St Andrew’s, which lies next to the Robinson seat of Cranford Hall. There are also memorial brasses to various Fosbrokes, who were here for three earlier centuries.

This Jane Austen type image is, however, only a part of the story: a Norman arcade, additions from every subsequent Medieval century, some Flemish glass and a complete set of furnishings from the incumbency of a 19th-century member of the Robinson family give this church a rich and varied history.

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Road directions

4 miles east of Kettering; take A14 Thrapston to Kettering road, at junction with A510 turn into High Street Cranford and Grafton Road; church reached on foot along drive to Cranford Hall. There is road side parking behind the church on St Andrew’s Lane.

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Kettering (3.9 miles). Bus route numbers 16/406.

OS Reference No.

SP 925 773

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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. Victoria brockman (12 Oct 2013, 17:36)

    We are very keen to come and visit the church as my father is john fosbrook and a direct descendant.
    We also wondered who we could speak to take a brass rubbing.
    Many thanks

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St Andrew's Church, Cranford, 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.

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.