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Church of All Saints, Benington

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 191917

OS Grid Reference: TF3971246511
OS Grid Coordinates: 539712, 346511
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9977, 0.0803

Location: A52, Benington, Lincolnshire PE22 0DZ

Locality: Benington
Local Authority: Boston Borough Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE22 0DZ

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Listing Text

(east side)

8/3 Church of All
G.V. I

Parish church. Early C13, C14, C15, 1873 restoration by James
Fowler. Coursed squared limestone rubble and ashlar. Slate and
lead roofs. Western tower, clerestoried nave, aisles, chancel,
south porch. 2 stage late C14 tower with moulded plinth, string
courses, parapet and corner buttresses each with a crocketed ogee
with beast head corbels half way up. Beast head and fleuron
corbel table. 2 light belfry openings with cusped transom and
ogee heads to the lights, hood mould with human head stops. Fine
west doorway with moulded surround containing quatrefoil frieze,
flanked by ogee cusped pilasters which would have framed the
door, but have been cut back when the west window was enlarged,
flanked by cusped and crocketed niches. Large 4 light C15 window
with hollow moulded surround and panelled tracery. Lead roofed
C14 north aisle with 3 light C15 window in west end with cusped
heads to the lights and panel tracery. Moulded plinth and
chamfered eaves, on the north side with continuously moulded
doorway having to west 2 and to east 3 two light C14 windows in
moulded rectangular surrounds, with cusped ogee heads to the
lights, all subdivided by stepped buttresses. A matching window
to the east end. Battlemented clerestory of 6 three light C15
windows with panel tracery and linked hoods. At the east end of
the nave an octagonal stair turret. Coursed squared limestone
rubble nave with slate roof, C13, partly rebuilt C19. Roll
moulded string course and corbel table. 4 lancets to north side.
C15 east window of 5 lights with deeply moulded surround and
panel tracery, flanked by C19 buttresses bearing a quatrefoil.
On the south side 4 C15 3 light windows with cusped heads and
panel tracery. Continuously moulded C14 restored priest's door.
The south aisle has a 3 light reticulated C14 east window,
restored C19, and on the south side 5 two light windows as the
north side. In the west end a 3 light C14 reticulated window,
matching the east end. Gabled C14 porch with lead roof with
moulded outer arch with fleurons, octagonal responds and
quatrefoil frieze to base. Contemporary continuously deeply
moulded inner door. Interior. C14 6 bay nave arcades with 2
hollow chamfered orders and octagonal piers, responds and
capitals on large circular C13 bases. C15 tower arch with double
hollow chamfered arch, and octagonal responds. C14 nave roof
pitch is fossilized in the tower wall. Early C13 chancel arch
with a roll and a square moulding with 3 collared clustered
shafts, with stiff leaf foliage. C15 nave roof with moulded
principals of queen post construction, with arched braces,
resting on cambered ties, in turn braced to posts, supported on
carved corbels. Angel supporters with shields. In the east end
of the north aisle a 4 centred arched doorway to the stair turret
and a cusped headed piscina, with projecting octagonal bowl on
corbel, with small trefoil headed niche adjacent. In the south
aisle a trefoil headed piscina with cut back bowl. In the
chancel a roll moulded cill course and lancets with shafted and
roll moulded rear arches with foliate capitals. On both side
walls, are the annular corbels and springing ribs for 4 bays of
C13 vault, now vanished. In the south wall a C14 triple sedilia
with ogee arches and clustered shafts, a pointed headed piscina,
and a double aumbry with roll moulded surround. In the north
wall a segmental headed moulded tomb recess, and 2 moulded
pointed headed openings and a further single aumbry. Fittings.
Fine C15 7 bay chancel screen, the central bay wider with double
doors. Traceried panels, brattished segmental transoms with ogee
tops and panel tracery. Restored coved canopy on fine clustered
shafts. Carved and sculptured stone pulpit of 1864. Superb C14
sandstone octagonal font with pairs of figures under crocketed
ogee niches to each face. Angel supporters to bowl. Pilastered
stem also with figures, carved base, on 3 octagonal steps with 2
kneeling stones.

Listing NGR: TF3971046512

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Source: English Heritage

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