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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 5 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 145803
OS Grid Reference: SU4278125284
OS Grid Coordinates: 442781, 125284
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0253, -1.3914
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SU 4225 HURSLEY A3090
10/12 Church of All Saints
Parish church. C14 tower, rest rebuilt 1847-8 by J.P. Harrison for John
Keble. Squared clunch and Burbage stone dressings, tower has stone and
flint chequerwork, old plain tile roofs. Church rebuilt in decorated style
with chancel having N and S chapels, that to S being shorter, nave with N and
S aisles and N & S porches and surviving C15 tower. E end has chancel and
N chapel of same length with central buttress between and diagonally set
corner buttresses. 2 decorated 3-light windows. Shorter S chapel has
similar X window and corner buttress and to S 2 2-light windows with SE
pointed door encroaching on one, and simpler similar window on S wall of
chancel and 2 on side wall of N chapel. Both aisles have E buttress,
3-light dec. window then 3 2-light similar windows with buttresses between.
Then gabled porch with diagonal buttresses and, small 2-light openings on
sides and pointed 2 order archway on 3 columns with hood mould. At W
another 2-light dec. window. W end has 2-light windows in aisles and large
square-sectioned tower with high plinth, clasping buttresses, except to SW
there is stair turret. Perpendicular large W door with pointed head in
square opening, quatrefoils in spandrels and hood mould. 3-light square-
headed cinquefoiled window above. Strings between stages with rectangular
lights in middle stage and on stair turret. Top stage rebuilt with decorated
2-light bell openings and parapet with quatrefoils. Inside perfect example
of Ecclesiastical movement. Walls of ashlar. Arcades to both sides of
chancel with timber screens inside. Unaltered C19 tiling, altar rails and
choir stalls but C20 reredos and panelling either side, wrought iron cande-
labra brackets. Roof of cusped arched braces. 2-order pointed chancel and
chapel arches on clusters of 3 columns. Nave arcades pointed on clusters
of 4 columns. Wrought iron corona-lucis under arches. Carved timber
font on stone base with tall carved cover. Steep, narrow bayed arch braced
roof with 2 bays to every arcade bays and angels at the bottom of posts,
above clerestory dormers. All windows have stained glass by W Butterfield &
W Wailes, glazier. Tower rear arch 2 plain outers, pointed. Under tower
monuments: 1705 to Sir Charles Wyndham; 1731 to Elizabeth Cromwell, of
sarcophagus in frame with pediment. Brasses: 1474 to John Bowland; 1559
to Mrs Sternhold. Buildings of England, Hampshire; Pevsner; 1966; p299-300.
Listing NGR: SU4280025109
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Source: English Heritage
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