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Crick – St Margaret of Antioch

   Posted by: churches    in Daventry District, Northamptonshire

St Margaret of Antioch - Crick St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

The parish church of St Margaret of Antioch was rebuilt and extended in the 14th and 15th centuries incorporating elements from an earlier 12th century church.

Romanesque font, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Romanesque font, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Romanesque font, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

Romanesque font, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Romanesque font, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Romanesque font, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

The Romanesque sandstone font has a base of three crouching figures supporting a circular bowl with a bead decoration.

North aisle, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick crick 24012008-19 (by Walwyn)

During the 14th century Sir Thomas de Astley had the chancel, nave arcades, and north aisle rebuilt on a grand scale. The height of the nave was also increased with the addition of a clerestory in the mid C14.

C16 Flemish stained glass, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick crick 24012008-35 (by Walwyn)

Fragments of C16 Flemish stained glass are incorporated into the north aisle window.

crick 24012008-27 (by Walwyn) East window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Detail east window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

Detail east window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Detail east window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick crick 24012008-28 (by Walwyn)

Detail east window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Detail east window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Detail east window, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

The chancel east window was installed in 1863 the inscription reads: “This window is inserted by C. L. Swainson and Harriet his wife.” It is not known who the manufacturer or designer were.

Corbel, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Corbel, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

Corbel, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick Corbel, St Margaret of Antioch - Crick

The chancel windows have double label stops carved with figures, exotic beasts and foliage.

Effigy of Lady c1300, medieval Effigy of Lady c1300 medieval

Also in the chancel is a badly eroded medieval stone effigy of a lady c1300.

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