Cranford, St Andrew's Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The church stands in the grounds of Cranford Hall and is reached by way of the drive to the Hall. Cranford Hall has been the home of the Robinson family for over 300 years. The building consists of a nave with north aisle, south porch, north transept, chancel with north and south chapels, and a west tower.
The north transept is the newest addition, added in 1847 to create space for the Robinson family pew. Memorials to generations of Robinsons can be found in the south chapel, and there are earlier brasses to members of the Fosbroke family, who held the Hall before the arrival of the Robinsons.
The oldest part of the interior is the Norman north arcade, which dates to about 1200. The rest of the fabric is primarily late 13th century.
The church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. As of this writing, the church is kept locked and the Trust advise ringing a keyholder to arrange a visit. See the Trust website for full details.
About Cranford, St Andrew's Church
Address: Cranford, Northamptonshire, England, NN14 4AD
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 4 miles east of Kettering, off the A14. The church is off the drive to Cranford Hall. Parking in St. Andrews Lane behind the church
Website: Cranford, St Andrew's Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: Richard Croft, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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