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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224564
OS Grid Reference: TG1256838932
OS Grid Coordinates: 612568, 338932
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9058, 1.1595
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TG 13 NW BODHAM
7/11 Church of All Saints
Medieval parish church, restored 1893-4. Coursed flint and some iron
conglomerate with stone dressings, plain tiles. West tower, nave, chancel
and south porch. C14 3-stage tower with embattled parapet and stepped
diagonal buttresses; west doorway with continuous deep mouldings, late C20
ledged and battened oak door; early C14 west window of cusped 'Y' tracery;
bell openings of 2 cusped lights under a quatrefoil. (Tower restored 1921
as memorial to 1914-18 war dead). South porch renewed C19: south front of
galletted knapped flint, flint chips in rendering to walls, eaves courses
and dentil cornice in brick; arch renewed above side shafts, continuous
moulding, blocked niche above; continuous roll moulding to doorway, ledged
and battoned door c.1920, niche to right for stoup, lined with medieval black
and yellow glazed tiles. Nave walls with flint chip rendering, brick eaves
courses and dentil cornice to roof with lower pitch of c.1850. Brick
buttresses, 2 to south, 4 to north; 3-light openings with tracery of 6 panels
under a square head, hollow chamfered mullions, 2 to south, that nearest
porch having figure stops to hood mould and date 1633 in rendered brick
above, 3 to north, those to right and left having wooden mullions and
tracery. East wall of nave with conglomerate, diagonal stone dressed
buttress to south. Chancel of coursed galletted flint with conglomerate,
conglomerate at base of rendered north wall, brick eaves cornice, pantiles;
semi-circular headed blocked south doorway between two 2-light C19 windows
each with 4 tracery panels under a pointed segmental head; mid C19 east
window of 3 lights and panel tracery under 4-centred arch. Interior: mid
C19 boarded barrel roof to nave with carved bosses; boarded C19 chancel
roof ceiled at collars having cusped panel tracery between ties and collars.
Double chamfered chancel arch with niche either side. Twisted balusters
and reeded posts to C17 Communion rails. Pulpit reassembled in C19 on stone
plinth has linenfold panelling beneath Renaissance arches, 4 twisted
balusters as for rails at angles between panels. Trefoil headed piscina
to south wall of nave. Plain C19 pine pews said to come from West Beckham
workhouse; canvas achievement to Queen anne on north wall; plain octagonal
font on octagonal stem. Tall tower arch having plain jambs and double
chamfered arch; tower ceiled with C18 panelling from pews.
Listing NGR: TG1256838932
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Source: English Heritage
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