Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 13 October 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 305875
OS Grid Reference: SP2613542667
OS Grid Coordinates: 426135, 242667
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0818, -1.6200
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10/112 Church of All Saints
13/10/66 (Formerly listed as Parish
Church of All Saints)
Church. West tower of c.1275-1300. Rest c.1680-5. Limestone ashlar. Tiled roof.
4 bays. Apsidal chancel, nave, north and south aisles, west tower. Chancel and
north and south aisles have tall round headed windows with eared architraves and
lead cames. South aisle has entrance to left with moulded stone surrounds,
floating cornice and 6-panelled door. Stone plinth. String course. Stone parapet
surmounted by flaming urns. West tower of 3 stages. Entrance has heavy moulded
wood surround and plank door. Single pointed arched window to first stage has
moulded hood mould and framentary remains of label stops to each face. Third
stage has a 2-light Decorated window with hood mould and label stop. String
courses. Angle buttresses. Parapet with finials. Interior: nave has north and
south arcades of 4 bays. Tuscan columns on high plinths. Moulded and chamfered
capitals with egg and dart decoration. Panelled soffits. Shallow segmental
plastered ceiling is divided into panels. Elaborate cornice. C17-C19 fittings
and furnishings: chancel has communion rails with twisted and carved balusters.
Benches and box pews, most pews cut down. Hexagonal pulpit with fielded panels
and angle posts carved with pendants of fruit and flowers. Reading desk. Font of
stone with reeded and gadrooned underside. Monuments: west end of nave has
monuments to the Parker family including an imposing marble monument to Sir
Henry Parker and his son Hugh d.1713 and 1712. Fluted pilaster surrounds.
Surmounted by flaming urns flanking a cartouche. South wall has monuments to
members of the Townsend family including a pedimented marble monument with
cartouche to Joseph Townsend d.1763, wall tablet to Judith Townsend d.1795.
North wall has C19 monuments to members of the Townsend family. C19 stained
glass. Sir Henry Parker rebuilt the church in the 1680's. The Church of All
Saints is situated immediately to the south-east of Honington Hall (q.v.).
(Cornforth, J. Country Life, Sept 21st, 1978, Honington Hall, Warks I,
pp.791-792; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, 1981, p.314).
Listing NGR: SP2613842669
Source: English Heritage
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