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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 222009
OS Grid Reference: TF6991323656
OS Grid Coordinates: 569913, 323656
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7837, 0.5180
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ROYDON CHURCH LANE
TF 62 SE
1/76 Church of All Saints
Parish church, 1857 by G.E. Street, incorporating C12 doorways and C13 tower.
Uncoursed random Sandringham sandstone with pink stone dressings, plain
tiles. West tower, nave, chancel and south porch. C13 west tower of
uncoursed flint with limestone dressings, diagonal buttresses; 'Y tracery
west window with figure stops, probably all of 1857; small quatrefoil sound
holes; string course to bell stage, Y tracery bell openings; string course
to embattled parapet. Nave: shallow aisle buttresses, string course and
upper string course running into semi-circular headed openings, 4 to south,
3 to north, all with wide surrounds partly recessed; gable cross. C12 north
and south doorways reset, each with semi-circular head of 3 orders, zig-zag
to middle order; shafts to jambs with decorative capitals and imposts;
boarded doors of 1857 with decorative strap hinges. Wide south porch with
low eaves, buttresses continue facade; semi-circular arch with stylistic
chevron moulding; double shafts to jambs with stylistic waterleaf capitals;
interior of pink ashlar. Chancel with angle buttresses and central buttress
to south chancel as to nave; 2 openings each to north and south chancel
as to nave, those to north flanking outshut vestry in style. East chancel
with arcade having 3 semi-circular headed lights articulated by shafts as
to south porch, treble floral voussoirs, treble dogstooth hood mould with
grotesque stops. Bullseye opening in gable within stepped recess having
decorative mouldings; gable cross. Interior: pink ashlar; arch braced collar
beam roof having twisted king posts to collars. C19 chancel arch in C12
style, 2 orders of dogstooth and roll mouldings, decorative corbels to jambs;
side shafts to both east and west with clasping rings; low wall across
chancel arch. Chancel roof with king posts from arch braced collars; arcade
to east chancel light of 3 arches with 4 shafts as to chancel arch; piscina.
and double sedilia having arcade of 3 semi-circular headed arches with shafts
having decorative capitals. Square sandstone font of 1857 colonettes and
central sandstone pier. C14 tall double chamfered arch to tower.
Listing NGR: TF6991323656
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Source: English Heritage
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