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Church of All Saints, Radwell

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162273

OS Grid Reference: TL2323535856
OS Grid Coordinates: 523235, 235856
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0075, -0.2060

Location: Radwell Lane, Radwell, Hertfordshire SG7 5ES

Locality: Radwell
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG7 5ES

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Listing Text

(North side)

3/140 Church of
27.5.68 All Saints

- II*

Small Medieval Parish Church, thoroughly restored in C19. Mid C14
chancel arch; window openings and walling of nave and chancel probably
similar date of origin. E window and tower arch early C16. Nave restored
1875. Chancel restored, re-roofing and addition of vestry and S porch
1882. Flint and clunch rubble; cement render removed in places. Stone
dressings, tiled roof, some brick and split flint repairs. Unaisled
short nave with only one window in N and S walls; both 2 trefoiled
lights with pierced heads under square labels. Steeply pitched roof with
coped gable parapets. W bay of nave surmounted by bellcote with small
broached copper spire over timber bell-chamber. W window has 2 lights
with tracery under a pointed head. Slightly narrower and lower chancel,
long in proportion. Single light window on S wall. 3 light E window with
trefoiled heads under 4 centred arch. Small diagonal split flint
buttresses. Roof at same pitch as nave with coped gable parapet. Lean-to
vestry in split flint on N wall of chancel. Simple windows to E and W,
entrance to N. Brick base to timber S porch with open traceried panels,
decorative bargeboard. S entrance has a moulded pointed arch with stiff
leaf stops to label. Interior: C19 braced collar beam nave roof. Pointed
arch separates W bay as if a tower had been planned, 2 moulded orders
over semi-octagonal responds with capitals and bases. Late C14
four-centred label with one mask stop over S entrance. Chancel arch
similar to tower arch but more finely moulded. C19 wagon roof to chancel
with brattishing on cornice. 2 bay pointed arcade separates chancel and
vestry. Monument on S wall of chancel to Mary Plomer d.1605; an effigy
tomb with large seated frontal figure holding chrisom child, one foot on
a skull and an hour-glass in hand, a smaller figure of Time to left, the
whole framed by decorated piers. On plinth a panel depicting 10
children, obelisks and achievement above. A notable example of rustic
Elizabethan carving. On same wall monument to Ann Plomer d.1625, an
inscribed slab framed by an arch and pediment with achievement above. On
N wall of chancel monument with small kneeling figures of John Parker
d.1595, his wife and son in a surround similar to Mary Plomer tomb but
more modest. At W end of S chancel wall a small leather plaque inscribed
to William Pym d.1729. On S wall of nave monument to William Plomer
d.1625, single figure kneeling at altar with flanking obelisks and
ornamental crests over an arch. C18 and later memorials line nave walls.
Brasses in chancel floor; to N Elizabeth Parker d.1602, to S William
Wheteaker d.1487, with wife and son. In NE corner of nave John Bele
d.1516, with 2 wives and children. Stone carved Royal Arms above E face
of tower arch dated 1825. Font C14/C15, massive unornamented octagonal
bowl with shields in recesses on shaft. C17 communion rails with square
tapering balusters. Good late C19 glass in E window, given 1885, and
nave windows. (VCH 1923. Pevsner 1977)

Listing NGR: TL2323535856

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Source: English Heritage

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