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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 29 May 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 140687
OS Grid Reference: SU3414032657
OS Grid Coordinates: 434141, 132657
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0922, -1.5139
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HOUGHTON CHURCH LANE
Church of All Saints
Parish church. Early C12 origins, C13 aisles, C14 chancel, C15 alterations,
1875 and 1882 restorations. Coursed flint with stone dressings, chancel rendered
old plain tile roof. Plan of C14 chancel with C19 S vestry, C12/C13 nave with
c1300 S aisle under outshot roof and N chapel, late C13 N aisle under separate
roof, C19 S porch and C15 W bellcote with C19 spire. Chancel E window C19
reticulated 3-light window with label. Below against wall headstone 1699 to
John Stubbs, rector. In centre of S wall pent-roofed vestry. To W C14 2-light
reticulated window and C19 similar to E. N wall has 2 similar C14 windows, that
to W shorter. Under E end of N aisle C18 vault with railings around stone steps
to Portland stone arch. Above C13 squareheaded 2-light trefoiled window with
label. In N wall C16 and C18 stepped buttresses each end and in centre. Each
side of centre similar window. Towards W roundheaded N door. W window square-
headed 2-light trefoiled. S aisle E window C19 2-light trefoiled window. On S
wall C19 gable with 3-light trefoiled window. In centre C19 gable porch open to
front with ornate timberwork. Inside late C12 roundheaded doorway of chamfered
order and label, W window C14 squareheaded 2-light pointed window with label
having curly ends. Nave W window C19 squareheaded 3-light cinquefoiled window.
W weatherboarded bellcote with bell openings on each face of 2 trefoiled lights
with quartrefoils above. Short broach spire. Inside chancel openings have C17
rear arches. At E restored remains of reredos, stone band cut each side of altar
by half-octagonal pilasters. In SE trefoiled piscina with pointed label. NE
stone shelf on brackets. In W jambs of W windows squints from aisles. Braced
collar roof with ashlar pieces. Central moulded cambered tie. Rebuilt C13
2 chamfer order chancel arch on later wider square jambs. Nave has to N 2 bay
aisle of c1300 slightly pointed and chamfered stilted arch on square resonds to
E, length of wall, and pointed, chamfered C13 W arch on similar responds. S aisle
c1300 pointed 3 bay, 2 chamfered order on round columns with plain capitals.
Font C15 recut octagonal carved bowl on square 4 step base. Crown post roof with
cambered, chamfered ties, and collar braces and ashlar pieces. W bay has C15 frame
of 4 posts with 2 arched braces from each to support bell chamber. N aisle has
timber lintels to windows, blocked N doorway has 3-centred rear arch. To SE
corner pointed squint in respond. In wall in arcade trefoiled piscina. S aisle
has squint through E column, corbels on capitals of other columns. Old roof
altered C19, 3 centred rear arch to door. VCH; Vol3; 1908; p416-7.
Listing NGR: SU3418432646
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