Brington, All Saints

Like St. Lawrence, Bythorn, All Saints began life in the 12th century with a small aisleless nave and chancel. First the chancel was rebuilt in the 13th century, then the nave around 1330. They were both rebuilt again in the 15th century with the nave heightened and embattled. Two surviving sculpted corbels suggest the original roof line but the roof was renewed again in 1674 with the date clearly carved into the easternmost beam. The date 1938 in the westernmost beam indicates when the local architect S. Inskip Ladds repaired the roof. The west tower and broach spire were completed in 1370. The chancel was heightened during a thorough restoration of the church by the architect W. Slater in 1869. That date is cleverly hidden in the interior stonework of the chancel.

There is an impressive 13th century double aumbry in the north wall of the chancel and a squint in the south aisle. The 13th century font with a new wooden cover has been moved to the front of the nave but fortunately the pyramidion Jacobean font cover still survives. Again, as at Bythorn there are two exceptional scratch Mass dials surviving on the church’s south elevation.

All Saints

Brington
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