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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 5 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 145774
OS Grid Reference: SU4679725646
OS Grid Coordinates: 446797, 125646
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0283, -1.3341
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SU 42 NE COMPTON COMPTON STREET
5/24 CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
Parish church. C12 nave and chancel with W bell-turret, S aisle and chapel
1904-5 by J B Colson and G H Kitchin. Flint, rendered on old part with stone
dressings, old plain tile roof. Plan of small Norman church, with added in
1905 N porch and to S new nave and chancel extending E and W of old church
and S transeptual vestry. E end of original chancel has 3-light early C14
intersecting tracery window, C20 buttress S of it. N side has 2 C13 round-
headed lancets, that to E high set. N nave wall has E of centre small
square-headed cinquefoiled opening and above round-headed lancet. W of
centre early C20 gabled porch with round-headed doorway of Norman style.
In porch Norman N door of 2 orders with outer hood, beaded outer order on
imposts of chevrons inner order chevron work. Early studded door with
strap hinges, and to W round-headed lancet. Reused C18 railing encloses
area W of porch. W window of original nave is C15 2-light cinquefoiled
window with transom and C12 lancet above. W bellcote of square-plan,
weatherboarded with hipped roof. E end of new nave has wide 3-light cinque-
foiled window and reused pointed window on projecting N wall. S wall has
reused square-headed 2-light window and pointed door. Vestry has C20
square-headed window and outshot to W with door. Nave has reused Norman
doorway like N door and high set each side are square-headed 2-light cinque-
foiled windows, that to E C17. W window tall 3-light cinquefoiled window
with transom. Inside original chancel splayed rear arches to windows with
wall painting on splay of NE lancet. To S pointed arcade to new chancel.
Fittings C20 in medieval style, with some old timber. In SE C13 pillar
priscina. Floor slabs: 1661 Thomas Hackett, 1661 John Harris, 1659 Phoebe
Harris, 1685 Taverner Harris, and C17 to Harris children. Splayed rear
arches to nave lancets, and tall Cl5 rear arch to W window. 5-bay arcade
of pointed arches on octagonal piers with low 4th W arch to preserve lancet
above. C19 boarding to roof, Memorials: 1681 John Barton, rector, 1661
to John Harris, alabaster with 2 slate panels, corbelled base to frame of
lower panel, cornice, larger panel with console bracket each side crest
above with bust on and open pediment each side, 1830 Philip Williams and
wife, 1831 George Huntingford. Norman font; square with rounded top on
central pillar with 4 corner columns. New church has many Arts & Crafts
motifs and reused windows shown by brass plates. Fine arched brace nave
roof and pulpit of C17 balusters. Beset monument of 1787 to Sarah Williams.
Listing NGR: SU4634225908
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