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Church of All Saints, All Cannings

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311428

OS Grid Reference: SU0696861566
OS Grid Coordinates: 406968, 161566
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3531, -1.9013

Location: The Street, All Cannings, Wiltshire SN10 3NY

Locality: All Cannings
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN10 3NY

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Listing Text

SU 06 SE
(north east side)
7/8 Church of All Saints


Anglican parish church. C12, C15, C16 and 1869 by Henry Weaver.
Ashlar limestone, with slate roof to nave, lead to tower and
aisles, and tiles to chancel. Cruciform plan of Norman origin, and
aisles to nave and north and south porches. East chapel to south
transept, the Beauchamp chapel. Transepts and aisles crenellated
over low pitched roofs, and fine carved parapets to transept and
south east chapel. Three light windows to aisles and panelled
Perpendicular tracery to transept gables and west window. Chancel
1678 rebuilt in 1868-9 of Bath stone, with paired lancets and
triple east window having carvings in arched string. Lombardic
corbel table, and carved copings. Central tower is of 3 stages
with plain parapet and square stair tower rising higher in north
east corner. Angle buttresses throughout. South porch has reset
triple C13 shafts and capitals, and a square headed inner door
with casement mouldings. Three mass dials to south transept gable
Interior: Nave arcade of three bays on round columns and differing
octagonal capitals supporting double chamfered arches. Roof of
1638 with intermediate trusses and plastered vault. South aisle
has moulded beams and purlins as the Old Rectory (c/f) and C16 roof
to north aisle. Crossing piers incorporate two short C12 columns
with trumpet scallop capitals. South transept has a simple
piscina, the north now the vestry and organ chamber with a braced
rafter roof. Chancel Tractarian, with windows with marble internal
shafts incorporated in continuous wall arcading with quatrefoils
over. Three bay wooden ribbed vault. Alabaster gabled reredos
with relief of Last Supper, and texts in trefoiled flanking niches.
Tiled floor with initials of Methuen family. Fittings: Font; C15
low octagonal bowl with quatrefoiled panels and conical carved
cover dated 1633 T.M. Pulpit, late C19, octagonal. Pews and choir
stalls also C19. Altar rail on wrought iron supports. Monuments:
In nave; on west wall, two wall tablets, to north a pedimented
panel, marble, to John Fowle, died 1772, to south, marble panel
with pilasters and vase on grey pyramid, to William Fowle, died
1796. North Aisle: West wall, a large limestone aedicule with
broken pediment containing a hatted bust crest. Triglyph frieze.
Inscription to Gartrude Ernle, a child, died 1715, Elizabeth Ernle,
died 1729 and father added, Walter Ernle, died 1733. Also Rev. Sir
John Ernle, Bt. died 1734. South Aisle: A large limestone tablet
with thin Ionic paired columns, cornices and carved pediment
surmounted with eagles. Arms at centre and various inscriptions to
William Ernle, died 1581, and wife Jone. Wall tablet, coloured
marbles, urn over pediment, to Richard Riggs, died 1774, and wife.

Marble aedicule with painted crest over, to John Nicholas, died
1737. North Transept: A baroque tablet on a death's head corbel,
to David Cosens, died 1730. Beachampt Chapel: Three wall tablets
to Sarah Hitchcock, 1872, by Rogers, a scroll. Henry Hitchcock,
1821, and Simon Pile Hitchcock, died 1850 and family, by Reeves of
Bath. In chancel: North wall, white marble pedimented tablet with
urn over and arms on apron, to William Fowle, died 1779, and
various C19 brasses. Glass: Fragments of m edieval glass in heads
of east windows of Chapel, and in transept windows. Chancel glass
by Lavers and Barraud.
(N. Pevsner: Buildings of England - Wiltshire, 85-6; V.C.H., Vol
X, p 31)

Listing NGR: SU0696861566

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Source: English Heritage

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