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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221750
OS Grid Reference: TL6225498114
OS Grid Coordinates: 562254, 298114
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5567, 0.3920
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HILGAY CHURCH ROAD
Church of All Saints
Parish church. Brick west tower of 1794, remainder of carstone with ashlar
dressings : late C14 south aisle, nave and chancel 1869-70 by G.E. Street.
No north aisle. Slate roofs. 2 stage tower supported by angle buttresses
to first stage where belfry is set back at string course. 3-light timber
west window. Roundels to north end south. Arched belfry windows with timber
trellis screen. Crenellated parapet. West wall of south aisle with remains
of early C13 quoining and 3-light round-headed Perpendicular window. Flat
buttresses to south flank and 3 3-light renewed Perpendicular windows.
Crenellated parapet. 3-light reticulated C14 aisle east window and diagonal
buttress to corner. Chancel with flat and diagonal buttresses. One 2-light
arched window to south supporting rounded trefoil in head. To north one
similar window supporting a roundel. 5-light intersecting east window with
trefoils and quatrefoils. Transeptal vestry to nave under gabled roof with
depressed ogival door below 3-light window. Nave with flat buttresses and
3 3-light arched windows of reticulated or trefoiled pattern. Interior.
4 bay arcade of octagonal piers on plinths. Moulded capitals support double
chamfered arches. 2 eastern bays at division of south-east chapel of reduced
height and have 2 groups of 4-light triforium openings above. All is C19.
Nave roof of tie beams and queen posts with arched braces to collars. Above
collars trusses become scissor braced. South aisle roof of arched braces
pierced with wheel and tracery patterns. A number of late C15 poppyheads
survive on C19 benches. Remains of late medieval screen beneath west gallery
: 3 bays to right and left of opening with Perpendicular tracery head, the
latter completely renewed. 2 similar parclose screens to north and west of
south-east chapel. Large C19 oak eagle lectern. Marble and ashlar pulpit
of circular form decorated in polychromatic manner. Wall monument to Henry
Howe and Ursula, his wife, 1592 : marble with strapwork surround framing 3
kneeling opposed figures within semi-circular coffered arch. Shields in
spandrels below plain architrave.
Listing NGR: TL6225498114
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Source: English Heritage
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