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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 7 February 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 164791
OS Grid Reference: SE9161431008
OS Grid Coordinates: 491614, 431008
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7674, -0.6116
SOUTH CAVE CHURCH HILL
SE 93 SW
2/35 Church of All Saints
Church. Mid C13 chancel arch and transept arch, C15 west tower, heightened
in C17, chancel 1847 by J L Pearson, south transept rebuilt 1848, north
aisle 1859. Small coursed oolitic limestone rubble with freestone
dressings, slate roofs. 3-stage west tower, 3-bay nave with north aisle and
south porch, single-bay south transept, 3-bay chancel with north vestry.
West tower: diagonal buttresses with offsets, low plinth; 2-light square-
headed belfry openings with pointed inner lights. Crenellated parapet. 3-
light pointed west window with C19 Perpendicular tracery under a hoodmould.
Nave: shallow early C19 plinth, two 3-light windows containing Perpendicular
tracery under hoodmoulds with face-stops. Transept: chamfered plinth,
diagonal buttresses with offsets. 4-light pointed south window with
intersecting tracery under a hoodmould with face-stops. 2-light pointed
west window with curvilinear tracery under a hoodmould with foliage stops.
Paired C19 cusped lancets under single hoodmould to east wall. Casement-
moulded cornice with ballflower; low coped parapet and coped gable.
Chancel: high chamfered plinth, buttresses with offsets. Central pointed
priest's door in style of late C13; rosettes to imposts. Hoodmould. Sill
band to three 2-light pointed windows with Decorated tracery under
hoodmoulds with face-stops. Ball-flower and diapers to cornice, raised
coped gable with cross finial. 4-light pointed east window with curvilinear
tracery under a hoodmould with monarch stops. North vestry fenestration is
continuous with that of the north nave aisle: 2-light square-headed windows
with cusped tracery under a hoodmould with face-stops. Four 2-light square-
headed windows to clerestory. Interior: C19 pointed double-chamfered tower
arch dying into responds. North nave arcade of 3 pointed double-chamfered
arches on octagonal abaci and piers. Early C13 pointed double-chamfered
chancel arch on chamfered imposts and attached shafts and nook-shafts.
Similar, smaller arch to south transept; stiff-leaf to imposts. Blocked 2-
bay arcade to former north chancel chapel: 2 pointed double-chamfered arches
on octagonal pier and matching responds. C15 font with angel busts at each
corner and blank panels between. Memorials and tablets: wall tablet on
south transept south wall recording its rebuilding in 1633 by an Alderman of
the City of London, Henry Garwaie: an heraldic shield, bearing an
inscription, framed by egg and dart, with strapwork motif over. At the west
end of the north aisle is a small coffin lid bearing a foliate cross with,
to the left a shield and to the right the incised bust of a man: unknown
objects occupy the rest of the field. Adjoining it is an old rectangular
font with chamfered sides on pyramid stops: probably C13. In the tower
chamber is an oval benefactions board of 1809 bearing a long inscription and
painted with sheaves of corn and horns of plenty. It is topped by the
figure of a woman with a baby and 2 young children over the word 'Charity'.
Listing NGR: SE9161431008
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