St Helen’s Church, Great Oxendon – Listed Grade II
St Helen`s is Listed at Grade 2 Building and the following description has been registered:
3/33 Church of St. Helen
Listing NGR: SP7355783938
Date Listed: 2 November 1954
St Helen`s – Description and Work, Architecture
Church. C13, C14 with C19 restoration. Squared coursed lias and limestone with concrete tiled roof to nave, chancel and north aisle and porch and aluminum roof to south aisle.
Aisled nave, chancel and west tower. Chancel of one window range of 2-light square headed windows to north and south. 3-light C19 east window with reticulated tracery. Gabled roof with ashlar gable parapets, kneelers and finials.
South aisle of 2-window range, 2-light C19 window to left with cusped tracery. 3-light square-headed window to right. Similar 3-light east window. Gabled porch between windows has single chamfered arch and decorated door surround in south wall with plank and braced door. Lean-to roof with ashlar gable parapets. North aisle similar with two 3-light square headed windows.
North porch between windows has blocked door and window openings and is now used
as a vestry. Angle and clasping buttresses throughout. West tower of 3 stages with string course sub-divisions in first and third stage. 3 stage ashlar buttresses in first stage. Each stage sets back in receding steps. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face of the third stage. Castellated parapet with square pinnacles at the corners has sections missing. Interior: Double chamfered chancel arch, 3-bay nave arcade. That to south is C13 with double chamfered arches, circular piers and circular capitals and abaci. That to the north is C14 with double chamfered arches, quatrefoil piers and ball flower enrichment. There
are 2 half arches across the north aisle. The triple chamfered tower arch has capitals with flowers. Chancel roof is C19 and nave roof is C20. There is a sedilia in the left wall of the chancel.
Stained glass: East window by Powell 1870. Stained glass also to east and south east windows of south aisle. Font, tub shape probably C12, with vertical zig zag decoration. Monument, marble table, is to Elizabeth Harrison died 1837.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.236).
Plum Tree Cottage, 49 Main Street – Listed Grade II
GREAT OXENDON MAIN STREET
SP78SW (North side)
3/34 Plum Tree Cottage
Listing NGR: SP7315983411
House. Date stone CB/1712. Brick with slate roof. Originally single unit plan. 2 storeys with attic. Original building of 2-window range of casements under gauged brick arches, those to left have transoms and some leaded lights. Ashlar string course between floors. Ashlar gable parapet and kneelers to right with brick stack at end. Date stone in right gable. C19 extension to left.
No 45 Main Street – House and attached Barn – Listed Grade II