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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281664
OS Grid Reference: TM1149970423
OS Grid Coordinates: 611499, 270423
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2912, 1.0999
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STOKE ASH CHURCH LANE
TM 17 SW
1/79 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Medieval, restored 1868. Nave, chancel, west tower, south
porch. Flint rubble with stone dressings and a roof of concrete plaintiles.
Red brick porch with clay plaintiles. Late C14 square tower with embattled
parapet; 3-stage diagonal buttresses to west. Moulded west doorway with
original doors; above is a renewed 2-light window and a small trefoil-headed
window at ringing chamber level. 2-light belfry openings. Beneath the
parapet is a string course with central gargoyles to north and south. Nave
has late C12 core: simple north and south doorways have rounded heads. To
north west, a restored 3-light early C14 window; the other windows, of 2
lights, in Perpendicular style, are largely renewed. Early C16 porch: moulded
entrance arch with shafted jambs, over which is a cinquefoil-headed niche;
restored arch-braced roof, substantially original. Chancel has C12 origins:
north wall has coursed rubble and a round-arched Priest's doorway. Early C14
north window with 3 graduated cusped lancets, 2 renewed C15 south windows.
Renewed 3-light east window in Decorated style. Interior. Trussed rafter
roof over nave with scissor-braced collars, C14 in origin with some later
replacement and possibly reconstruction. C15 arched-braced chancel roof in 3
bays, with short king-posts above the collars. All the principal components
are moulded, the collars and wallplates also embattled. Rafters renewed C19.
No chancel arch. Tall narrow tower arch. Original door to tower stair. Rood
stair in north east nave. Plain niche for piscina with drop-sill sedilia
adjacent. C14 or C15 octagonal font on chamfered square shaft. Early C17
carved pulpit. Benches of 1868. In north sanctuary, 2 early C18 tablets to
members of Bedingfield family. Over south doorway are the Arms of William IV,
Listing NGR: TM1149970423
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