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Church of All Saints, Dean and Shelton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 July 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 36266

OS Grid Reference: TL0467967640
OS Grid Coordinates: 504679, 267640
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2969, -0.4664

Location: High Street, Dean and Shelton, Bedford Borough PE28 0ND

Locality: Dean and Shelton
County: Bedford
Country: England
Postcode: PE28 0ND

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Listing Text


7/74 Church of All Saints



Parish Church. C14, remodelled C15. Coursed limestone rubble, ashlar dressings.
West tower, nave, North and South aisles, South porch, North and South chapels,
chancel. C14 3-stage West tower has octagonal spire with lucarnes, plain parapet
with frieze of grotesque heads beneath and gargoyle to centre of each side. Nave
has 3-bay North and South arcades on C14 bases but raised later, probably when
clerestory added in C15. North aisle, South aisle and South porch remodelled C15,
North and South chapels added at same time. Embattled parapels to nave, aisles
porch and chapels. Chapel East windows more elaborate than those to side walls.
C13 chancel arch. C14 chancel has C15 windows. Exterior has projecting carved
heads, 2 flanking East windows, one to South wall below plain parapet. Moulded
4-centred arches open onto North and South chapels. C15 nave and aisle roofs with
angels carrying instruments of Passion and musical instruments. C14 octagonal font
to South aisle. C14 canopied tomb recess to North aisle. C17 wall monuments to
North and South chapels. Perpendicular wood pulpit. Elaborate medieval wood rood
and chapel screens and Jacobean gate to rood screen. Pews also substantially medieval.

Listing NGR: TL0467967640

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Source: English Heritage

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