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User / Baz Richardson (away until 10 July) / Sets / All Saints Church, Brixworth
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N 3 B 1.8K C 0 E Oct 23, 2010 F Oct 24, 2010
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All Saints Church at Brixworth, in Northamptonshire dates from at least 675AD, and is said by some to be the finest Anglo-Saxon building north of the Alps as well as the second oldest church in England. Some people believe that part of the building is the remains of a Roman basilica, and is therefore much older. What is not in dispute is that Roman pantiles are used in its construction, in the classic Roman pattern. The main window arches are also of a classic Roman pattern.

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N 6 B 4.4K C 7 E Oct 23, 2010 F Oct 24, 2010
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The stair turret at Brixworth church in Northamptonshire is thought to have been added in the 10th century with the upper levels and spire added in the 13th century. This is one of four remaining Anglo-Saxon stair turrets in England, and is similar in design to the one at Brigstock church, a few miles away.

Much of the church features Roman architecture, including several large arches which feature Roman pantiles, and whilst it is said to date from 675AD, there is compelling evidence to suggest that it is much older, and started life as a Roman basilica.

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N 1 B 1.4K C 0 E Oct 23, 2010 F Oct 24, 2010
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This doorway in the belltower shows distinct Roman influences, with a typical Roman arch as well as the use of Roman pantiles. Is it Anglo-Saxon, as the guide book claims, or is it actually Roman?

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N 2 B 1.5K C 2 E May 21, 2011 F May 21, 2011
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Brixworth church in Northamptonshire is said to date from 675AD, which makes it the second oldest church in England. But there is substantial evidence to suggest that it is much older, and started life as a Roman basilica. The main arches are typically Roman, and the centre of the photo shows where a Saxon window has actually been cut into the top of what I believe is a Roman arch.

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N 1 B 1.5K C 0 E May 21, 2011 F May 21, 2011
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Brixworth church in Northamptonshire is said to date from 675AD, which makes it the second oldest church in England. The building is vast in size, and there is no explanation for how a Saxon church would have been this big.

Tags:   Northamptonshire churches Brixworth church Roman buildings


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