Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220873
OS Grid Reference: TF9580007361
OS Grid Coordinates: 595800, 307361
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6287, 0.8916
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SHIPDHAM CHURCH CLOSE
14/81 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Rendered tower and slate roofs. Western tower; nave with south
porch and north aisle; chancel with chapel and vestry to north.
Unbuttressed west tower, probably C13. Later wave and double ogee moulded
west door with a lancet window above. Cinquefoil windows at first floor
to north and south with a pedimented clock face to west. 2-light Y-
traceried bell-openings and a C15 blind-traceried parapet. Post-Medieval
double cupola with crocketted pinnacles, leaded roofs and a short spire
with weather vane. 3 restored 3-light panel traceried windows to south.
2-storey porch with diagonal buttresses. Plain-chamfered entrance arch
on polygonal responds with an ogee-headed statue niche above and a 3-light
parvis window. Cusped 2-light side windows and a canted stair turret.
Plain-chamfered south doorway with one pair of nook shafts. 2 lancet
nave windows to west of -porch. Plain-chamfered north aisle doorway with
an adjacent stoup. 4 C19 3-light windows in Perpendicular style. 5 2-
light clearstorey windows. C19 vestry with a re-set 3-light late-Medieval
north chapel east window of 4 lights. 2 2-light chancel south windows
with straight super-mullions flanking soufflets. Late C12 priest's door-
way with angle rolls and a pair of nook shafts with carved capitals.
Early C14 5-light east window with reticulated trefoils. Interior. 5-
bay C14 north arcade with plain chamfered arches of 2 orders on octagonal
piers. Wave moulded chancel arch on semicircular responds. Late-Medieval
2-bay arcade between chancel and north chapel. Engaged pillar piscina
in chancel with a 2-bay arcade on short columns with scallop capitals
- late C12. North aisle roof probably post-Medieval with massive arched
braces. Late-Medieval shallow pitched north chapel roof with 5 sets of
butt-purlins. Arch braced principals carried on truncated wall posts
and renewed wall braces. Early C17 polygonal pulpit with fluted frieze
panels and restored stem and stairs. C15 lectern with Flamboyant tracery
panels. Rustic Norman font on 5 columns with cushion capitals. Square
bowl with angles chamfered off. Compass motifs and arcades in shallow
relief. Second late-Medieval octagonal font with blind-traceried panels.
Listing NGR: TF9580007361
Source: English Heritage
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