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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 271545
OS Grid Reference: SJ8724012934
OS Grid Coordinates: 387240, 312934
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7139, -2.1903
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SJ 81 SE LAPLEY C.P. LAPLEY
5/82 CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS.
Parish Church, on site of Benedictine Priory. C12, C13 and C15, red and
white sandstone ashlar; brown tiled roofs (handmade over Chancel) with
verge parapets. Nave, without aisles, slightly off axis, central tower
and Chancel. Nave: C13 three bays with C13 style, restored, two light
pointed windows to the South and square headed C15 two light windows to
the North. Late C19 arched West door, pointed four light window over;
arch to blocked door visible to South side and also blocked arch to possible
Chapel. Tower: Mainly C15, of four stages with set back buttresses of
three tiers to two stages flanking blocked transept arches; string course
with gargoyles at angles below and over top stage, frieze of blind quatrefoil
tracery under crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Late C19 two
light mullioned windows to lower stages, moulded quatrefoil opening below
three light, pointed, louvred bell chamber windows with panel tracery and
labels. Chancel: C12, of three bays with pilaster buttresses, of two tiers
at angles. Restored C12 window to South and blocked C12 door to North;
simple C13 Y tracery C13 window to South and five light pointed window to
East end. Interior: Restored C12 round arch on simple imposts to East of
Nave, with similarly restored pointed arch to Chancel. Early C19 Nave roof;
braced, shouldered king post trusses and tension straps to ties; late C19
trussed rafter chancel roof. Remains of mediaeval tiled floor adjacent to
sedilia. C13 trefoil headed piscina and arcaded pointed arched sedilia,
both set on lower original floor level; font, C19, Dutch, octagonal with
carved bas relief panels; pulpit, hexagonal with carved bas relief panels;
Jacobean communion rail; timber Chancel screen, damaged by fire; Late C19
stained glass to South side. Monuments: Two early C19 marble and slate
plaques depicting sarcophagi to North wall of Chancel and incised floor
tomb slab of 1500 to Chancel floor; C19 figure of Virgin on corbel to
East of tower; small fragment of mediaeval painting on North wall of Nave
in red, depicting scrolls; oil painting of Moses and Aaron with Exodus
texts to South wall of Nave; large poor board to North. Furniture: Two
large carved oak chests, possibly German, one dated 1793, but of late
mediaeval design, both in Chancel.
Listing NGR: SJ8723912932
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Source: English Heritage
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