All Saints

A large 14th and 15th century church with a slightly earlier tower impressively placed at the edge of the village near Norton Hall formerly a seat of the Knightley family and in the 19th century Beriah Botfield, the bibliophile.

Norton, Northamptonshire

Opening times

Open 9am to 5pm daily.


Daventry Road
NN11 2ND

A large reredos now forms part of a huge west screen at the base of the tower. The church is populated by a fine array of monuments of the owners of Norton Hall including a huge complex tomb to Lady Elizabeth Knightley (d1602) matching that of her sisters in Westminster Abbey.

In the chancel Nicholas Bretton and his wife. She with unusually low cut dress. The monument to Mrs Botfield by the young William Behnes, 1825, is very strange with her over life size marble son mourning his loss. He was responsible for commissioning Thomas Willement to create the splendid set of armorial stained glass in the late 1840’s that adorns most of the windows reflecting the different ownerships of the Manor of Norton.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

Contact information

Other nearby churches

Holy Cross

Daventry, Northamptonshire

If All Saints Northampton is the county’s response to Wren’s London city churches, Holy Cross Daventry is that to Gibbs St Martin in the Fields.

St Peter & St Paul

Watford, Northamptonshire

For centuries this was an estate church to a succession of families; the Burnabys, Clerkes, and then the Henley/Eden family who successively owned the Watford Estate and Manor here.