Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220958
OS Grid Reference: TF8256200016
OS Grid Coordinates: 582562, 300016
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5673, 0.6922
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2/11 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate and lead roofs. West Tower; aisled nave with south porch;
aisles overlap chancel by one bay; chancel with vestry to north. C15 west
tower with diagonal buttresses. Fine west doorway with carved figures in
spandrels and flanked by niches with miniature rib vaults and flushwork
arcading. Shield and tracery frieze above with carved arms to centre.
Chequered flushwork above flanking a 3-light panel-traceried window. 3 small
2-light windows to intermediate stage and tall 3-light traceried bell openings
with 4-centred arches. Elaborate carved stepped parapet with tracery and
corner pinnacles. North aisle with 4 3-light panel traceried windows and
a moulded north doorway. South aisle similar except for east window. C15
south porch with chequered flushwork and a flushwork plinth of repeated letter
"M" with a crown. Moulded entrance arch with niche above. 2-light traceried'
side windows and the original braced roof with moulded wall plates. South
doorway simply moulded with a 4-centred arch. Early C14 chancel with a 3-light
Y-traceried south window and very fine similar east window of 5 lights. Vestry
dated 1851 with a reset 3-light panel traceried window. Interior. Tall plain-
-chamfered tower arch on polygonal responds. Similar chancel arch set one
bay west of original (C14) position partially obscuring a pair of piers.
Early C14 4-bay arcades of 2 hollow-chamfered orders on quatrefoil piers.
Easternmost responds with carved corbels supporting innermost order. C15
nave roof with mutilated carved hammer beams and corbels, arch braced wall
posts and moulded principals. Contemporary, yet much repaired, aisle roofs.
Chancel also with a restored C15 arch braced roof. Modern double piscina
with sedilia in chancel. C14 aumbry to north side of chancel with pedimental
hood mould. Fine C15 nave pews with carved poppy head bench ends and traceried
backs. Front pews with traceried dados. Restored octagonal font with
geometrically traceried panels.
Listing NGR: TF8256200016
Source: English Heritage
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