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Jan

Staverton – St. Mary the Virgin.

   Posted by: churches    in Daventry District, Northamptonshire

St. Mary - Staverton St. Mary - Staverton

Early C14 in the Perpendicular style also with Perpendicular C14 tower and a Decorated style C15 North chapel. The building is made of coursed ironstone and ironstone ashlar.

Faith, Hope, Charity East window by Burlison & Grylls Walking on Water

The east window is an unusual composition featuring the Annunciation and Crucifixion by Burlison & Grylls of London. Two of the windows in the South aisle “Faith Hope & Charity” and “Jesus walking on the Water” are probably by Heaton Butler & Bayne.

Brass monument to  Thomas Wylmer Brass monument to  Thomas Wylmer

In the north chapel is a brass monument to Thomas Wylmer (d1580). This is a standing monument with Ionic columns, metope frieze framing brass plate with kneeling figures.

Medieval stone carving Medieval corbel head

The west wall of the nave has a large grotesque carving of head with tongue sticking out c1300. Corbel heads from the same period are on the columns of the south aisle bays.

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