All Saints' Church, Holdenby, Northamptonshire

Address:
Holdenby Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8DJ
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Opening times:
Open at weekends 11am-3pm during winter months. From April to September, the church is open daily. Should you find the church locked, please contact the keyholder on 01604 770074 or email office@holdenby.com to gain access.
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A church that lost its village

Sir Christopher Hatton, Elizabeth I's Lord Chancellor, moved the village of Holdenby when he built his mansion; the church now lies remote and isolated beside fields and a pond, beyond the gardens of Holdenby House. A fine building of local ironstone, it is largely fourteenth century but the chancel was rebuilt in 1845 and Sir George Gilbert Scott restored the church in 1867.

Inside, there is much of interest: an unusual series of seven painted texts, probably Elizabethan; memorials from the thirteenth century onwards, including an incised alabaster slab dedicated to William Holdenby (who died in 1490) and his wife; chancel stalls; an impressive sixteenth-century screen brought from Holdenby House around 1700.

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