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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 221911
OS Grid Reference: TF7808015237
OS Grid Coordinates: 578080, 315237
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7055, 0.6344
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WEST ACRE CHURCH GREEN (east side)
10/43 Church of All Saints.
Parish Church. C14, C15, C17 and C19 restorations. Formerly a dependancy of
West Acre Priory, restored by Sir Edward Barkham, Lord of the Manor from C
1600 and Lord Mayor of London 1621, c.1638. An example of a Gothic survival
or early Gothic Revival restoration. Knapped flint with ashlar dressings,
slate roofs. 3 stage west tower has one 2-light 'Y' tracery C17 west window
with drip mould head and flush keyed -arch above. Second stage has 4
rectangular lancet slits, Barkham coat of arms with cartouche on west face.
Bell stage has 4 C17 pointed traceryless windows. Stone plinth, 2 ashlar faced
west angle buttresses with set offs, bell stage string course, ashlar battle-
ment parapets. Clock, 1907 with letters of Christ's Command "Watch and Pray"
in place of numerals. 3 bay battlemented nave has 2 north and 2 south 4-light
windows with distinctive C17 Gothic tracery of Perpendicular inspiration under
drip mould heads and flush keyed keystone arches. South side has 4 and north
3 ashlared set off buttresses. Ashlar parapet with coat of arms on south.
North porch has C17 classical doorcase with chamfered jambs. Capitals and
moulded arch with central keystone with dears head. Flush keyed arch above.
Porch interior has re-set C13 stone stead voussoir figure. South nave door
has simple classical arched embrassure with keystone head under drip mould.
Inscription EW 1538, presumably for 1638, above. 2 bay chancel south side
has 2 'Y' tracery cusped light windows set under C17 round arch heads. South
priest's door, 2 simple classical arches with keystone and drip mould,
inscription above 1638 IFC. Battlemented parapet with coat of arms, one set
off angle buttress. 4-light east window, tracery perhaps of c.1900 of
Perpendicular inspiration, gable north transept vestry with 3-light
Perpendicular style tracery, battlements and set off buttresses. Interior:
C14 chancel arch, perhaps c.1638 re-cut capitals. Splayed stone soffits to
nave windows dying into embrasure. Primitive tower arch perhaps c.1638 with
stop angles and crude chamferings.
Listing NGR: TF7808015237
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Source: English Heritage
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