Tiffield ChurchChurch interior

Rebuilt in 1859 the church of John the Baptist at Tiffield, Northamptonshire dates from C13.

Norman font Victorian pulpitSedilla

The circular font is Norman with leaf motifs within lunettes and spandrels. The pulpit is Victorian as is the sedilla in the chancel.

Exterior view of St John the Baptist at PlumptonPriest door

No longer in use, the church of St John the Baptist at Plumpton, was almost completely rebuilt in 1822 by the landown Jesus College Oxford.

Interior view of St John the Baptist at PlumptonInterior view of St John the Baptist at Plumpton

The simple Georgian interior retains a number of the features of the original building including the box pews, benches and commandment boards.

FontPainted stencil workMonument

The font is mid C17, and the chancel retained the original painted stencil work. The south arcade east wall has a marble tablet to the memory of Anne Moore (d1683).


Warmington – St. Michael

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View of nave and south aisle Interior view of nave

The church nave is from the C12, with a late C13 south aisle. The north aisle and chancel are from C14, including the priests room.

Font Corbel head Corbel head

Font and corbel heads.

East window nativity and Supper at Emmaus Prestation in the temple, and Mary of Magdalene recognising the Ressurected Jesus

Clayton and Bell, can be found at St Michael’s church Warmington, Warwickshire. The four scenes show the descent from the cross; the Resurrection; the Ascension; and the Descent of the holy spirit. In the tracery St Michael is shown defeating the dragon. The church contains two other Clayton and Bell stained glass windows, one depicting the Nativity and Supper at Emmaus in separate lights. The other window of two lights depicts the Presentation of Jesus in the temple, and Mary of Magdalene recognising the Ressurected Jesus.

Baptism of christ and Scene of Jesus with children

The other stained glass window is probably by Frank Holt of Warwick, the partner of William Holland.

Memorial to Childrem of Rev William Harrision Children of William Harrison that died of scarlet fever

Two memorials to the children of Rev William Harrison. The first commemorates four sons, the second two children who died within 11 days of scarlet fever.

Exterior view of SS Peter and Paul Maidford

The church of SS Peter and Paul at Maidford is a C13 building with a saddleback roof tower, similar to the church at Cold Higham a short distance away.

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Exterior view of St Luke Cold Higham Tomb recess

St Luke’s church at Cold Higham is a C13 building with a Norman saddleback roof tower. Currently on the “Heritage At Risk Register” which states that “structural movement to the east end has occurred leaving the masonry vulnerable to water ingress and there is erosion of all ironstone; this is a particular concern at high level on the tower.” On the outside wall on the south side of of the chancel is a C14 tomb recess.

C17 headstone C17 headstone

The church yard contains a number of C17 and C18 grave stones.

Curvilinear window Leper's squint Interior

The three light curvilinear east window dates from the early C14, and the south wall has a leper squint into the south chapel, which is now blocked by the tomb monument to Sir John de Patteshall (d1349). The nave is of 4 bays.

Patteshall effigyPatteshall effigy head

The tomb consists of an effigy of a cross legged knight made from oak, with the knights feet resting on a lion.

Matha stained glass Matthew and Mark stained glass

There are two windows containing victorian stained glass a 1-light window of Matha and Mary with Jesus, and a 2-light window depicing Mattew and Mark.

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