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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32498
OS Grid Reference: ST6949265283
OS Grid Coordinates: 369492, 165283
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3858, -2.4398
ST 66 NE CORSTON WELLS ROAD (south side)
3/80 CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS
Anglican parish church. C12, altered C13 and C15 and C16; north aisle,
vestry, and porch and full restoration 1864-65 by B. Ferrey. Consists of west
tower, nave, north aisle and porch, and chancel. Coursed and snecked rubble
with freestone dressings; plain tiled roof with coped raised verges and cross
finials. Low west tower of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses with off-sets;
plain embattled parapet with pinnacles; set back octagonal ashlar spire;
single-light lancet openings to bell chamber; the west window on the second
stage is dated 1622, of 2-lights in ovolo moulded surrounds and with 4-centred
heads, under arched hood mould with square stops; 3-light restored first stage
window under relieving arch; C17 studded plank door under cambered head;
square stairtower to north-east. North aisle: 2 C19 Geometric style 2-light
windows; buttresses with off-sets. Porch: outer doorway in Early English
style with one order of columns which have foliate capitals; the inner
doorway is round-headed with a roll moulding. Chancel: north side has 3
cusped lancet windows in double hollow chamfered surrounds and priests' door
in similar surround; south windows are also cusped lancets but in single
hollow chamfered surrounds; all windows have deep embrasures and rere-arches;
C19 3-light stepped lancet east window. Nave: one window as chancel and
2 C19 3-light cusped windows. Projecting gabled south porch. Interior.
3 bay arcade of 1865. Font and pulpit are C19 and C20. Royal arms over
north door, dated 1660. 2 Harington monuments in the chancel: Benjamin, died
1711 and Mary, died 1732, both baroque marble tablets with pilasters, winged
skull and arms to Benjamin, gadrooned base to pilasters and arms to Mary.
Listing NGR: ST6949265283
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