Holy Sepulchre, Sheep Street, Northampton: the original round nave
|Architect/Designer||Scott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/CHU/1267 (ESA348/c)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Churches ; Fonts ; Arcades ; Round buildings ; Church fittings ; Restoration|
NOTES: This round Norman church was built by Simon de Senlis, Earl of Northampton, on his return from the First Crusade to the Holy Land. The inspiration its construction came from the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. It is one of the five surviving round churches in England. A nave, chancel and aisles were later added to the east of the round church between c.1180 and c.1330. The church was extensively restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1860-1864.
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