St Andrew's Church, Cranford, Northamptonshire
How to find us
- What's nearby
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 nineteenth-century member of the Robinson family give this church a rich and varied history.
A medieval treasure saved by George Gilbert Scott
A 12th century church made of “handsome stone” in a tiny parish.
A medieval wonder in a pretty village
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
Four miles east of Kettering; take A14 Thrapston to Kettering road, at Junction 11 take the A510 turn into High Street Cranford and then right onto Grafton Road, where you should park. Pedestrian access is gained along St. Andrew's Lane then take the footpath across the park of Cranford Hall.
Nearest railway station: Kettering (3.9 miles). Bus route numbers 16/406.
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.Warwickshire & Northamptonshire County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. Printed copies of the county guides are also available at the church.
Useful local links:
- Visit Northamptonshire tourism website: www.visitnorthamptonshire.co.uk
- Northamptonshire History: www.northamptonshire-history.org.uk
- Northamptonshire Family History Society: www.northants-fhs.org
- Northamptonshire Archaeological Society: www.northants-archaeology.org.uk
- Northamptonshire Historic Churches Trust: www.nhct.org.uk