All Saints

Externally a particularly handsome medieval church with full square tower with fine double bell openings, all dating from around 1300.

About this church

The interior comes as a surprise, being largely 18th century with white walls relieved by a painted acanthus scroll frieze aping plasterwork, box pews, triple decker pulpit and a raised family pew replete with fossilised marble fireplace.

All this reflects the building of the new Cottesbrooke Hall by Smith of Warwick in the early 18th century. These interiors sensitively restored by the architect Lord Mottistone (of Seely and Page) 1959-60.

Beyond the family pew, raised up a chamber containing tombs. There is a splendid wall tomb to the Rede family from the first decade of the 17th century and attributed to Hollemans. In the centre of the space is a magnificent tomb chests with effigies to Sir John Langham and his wife by Thomas Cartwright, 1670s. In the nave are a series of memorials to later members of the Langham family by John Bacon RA.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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All Saints

One of the most important examples of Anglo Saxon in Britain and certainly the largest, dating from the late 8th to early 9th century.

All Saints

Whilst the tower is medieval the church was so rebuilt in the 17th and 18th century that that is its overriding appearance.

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