St Botolph

This is a church for those who enjoy an architectural jigsaw. The exterior gives a clue to the complexity of the game.

Barton Seagrave, Northamptonshire

Opening times

The church is open during the day time.


St Botolphs Road
Barton Seagrave
NN15 6SR

The nave, chancel and dominant central tower are Norman but given later fenestration. The north doorway incorporates in its upper part a stylised head of Christ flanked by imaginary beasts. This dates from around 1130. Further along that wall is a Norman window of the same period. In the chancel it is the turn of 13th masons to show off in the particularly handsome regular arched arcade that unusually runs around all three sides. Note the naturalistic carving that remains on some of the original capitals.

In the late 1870s the church was restored by Carpenter and Ingelow which lead to the introduction of stained glass by Ward & Hughes, Kemp and Clayton & Bell. Don’t miss the memorial to John Bridges author of the first county history and patron of the artist Peter Tillemans who made invaluable drawings of the county's principal buildings in the early 18th century. The reason for the memorial being here is that they lived at the large early 18th century house on the green.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • 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

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