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Description: Church of All Saints Including Boundary Wall to Churchyard
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228439
OS Grid Reference: TG1134415866
OS Grid Coordinates: 611344, 315866
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6992, 1.1264
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TG 11 NW WESTON LONGVILLE THE STREET, south side
2/48 Church of All Saints
10.5.61. including boundary wall
to churchyard. (formerly
listed as Church of All Saints)
Parish church. Fabric principally of C14 with C13 west tower. Flint with
some brick and conglomerate; limestone dressings. Nave and chancel plain
tiled, aisle roofs leaded, C20 black-glazed pantiles on porch. Squat, square
unbuttressed west tower with semi-circular headed ball openings with "Y"
tracery. C15 south porch with angle buttresses to gable wall. Remains of
flushwork panels in spandrels above entrance arch, frieze of panels with
shields above surmounted by ogee-headed niche and arms of the French Merchant
Adventurers. C18 memorial tablet to the Duning family (+ 1738) reset in gable
wall. South aisle unbuttressed with three 3-light Perpendicular windows.
Carved head-corbel to east parapet. Decorated chancel with flowing tracery,
much renewed in a restoration of 1880; priest's door in south wall. East
window of north aisle has three cusped lancets under a four-centred arch.
Perpendicular north windows of three lights under a square label, probably
of 1880. North doorway with continuous hollow chamfer. Five bay clerestorey
of quatrefoils. South door and ironwork medieval. North and south arcades
C14, of six bays with octagonal piers and arches with double chamfers. One
chamfer hollow on south side, suggesting a slightly earlier date . C15
Perpendicular painted screen with twelve painted panels in dado depicting
the Apostles; panel tracery above ogee headed arches. Good painted figures
on north and south sides of chancel arch and on the north aisle wall a fine
C14 wall painting of the Tree of Jesse. Rood stair on south side of chancel
arch. Fine C14 piscina and triple sedilia on south chancel wall. Pre-
Reformation altar slab moved from nave to sanctuary in 1880; reredos with
mosaic inlay of the same period. Roofs C19 : crown posts on tie beams in
nave; arch-braced principal rafters with boarded and facetted ceiling in
chancel. Monuments: to the Thorne family (1811 and later) on north aisle
wall; to Henry Rookwood (+ 1718) on east wall of south aisle; to Rev. James
Woodforde (+ 1803) on north wall of chancel. (Woodforde, the well known C18
diarist, was rector of Weston Longville from 1775.) Font with plain octagonal
bowl on large central column and four shafts of Purbeck marble. Part of font
base incorporates an early carving of a crucifix, said to be Saxon. Brass,
1533,to Elizabeth Rokewood. Churchyard wall of flint with brick capping
and half-round copings; included for group value and for re-use of fragments
of medieval window tracery at south east corner.
Listing NGR: TG1134415866
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