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Description: Church of All Hallows
Date Listed: 17 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 440956
OS Grid Reference: SE5829664723
OS Grid Coordinates: 458296, 464723
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0751, -1.1105
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SE 5864 SUTTON-ON-THE-FOREST MAIN STREET
(north side, off)
6/20 Church of All Hallows
Church. Late C15 tower, the rest rebuilt 1876 incorporating early C15 south
wall of nave. Coursed squared stone; slate roof. 3-storey west tower; 3-bay
nave with north aisle and south porch; lower 3-bay chancel with north chapel and
vestry, In Perpendicular style with roll-moulded plinth; offset buttresses,
angled at south-west corner of tower and south-east corner of chancel; cyma-
moulded string below parapets; raised recess with cross finials. Tower: south-
east vice has small, chamfered windows; a narrow chamfered light to 2nd storey
and a 2-light belfry opening on each side; clock face to south side, 3-light
window with hoodmould to west side, blocked pointed-arched opening to north
side; corner gargoyles to embattled parapet which has crocketed finials added
1877. Nave: porch has moulded 4-centred-arched doorway, embattled parapet and
moulded, pointed-arched, C19, inner doorway; 2-light window to left with
hollow-moulded, flat-headed surround; 3-light pointed-arched window with hood-
mould to right; embattled parapet; north aisle has three 2-light windows.
Chancel: central Tudor-arched priest's door with 2-light window above and
4-light windows either side; plain parapet; good reused east window with Geo-
metric tracery below C19 headstopped hoodmould; north chapel has 3-light east
window with mouchettes. Interior: nave: the C15 stone south wall heightened in
brick and with piscina at east and stoup by door. Tower has narrow, chamfered,
vice door and stepped, chamfered arches in north and east walls. Several good
memorials to members of the Harland family of Sutton Park (qv): in tower to
John, d.1730, his wife and children, with winged skulls and coat of arms; in
nave to Philip, d.1766, and his wife Elizabeth, decorative with medallions,
festoons flanking oval plaque, urn and lamps; in chancel to Richard, d.1750,
with corniced, finialled aedicule and portrait medallion, and erected 1766 to
Philip, d.l689, with instruments of war. Late C17 altar table; early C18 hexa-
gonal oak pulpit with panelled column and sounding board; 1673-dated alms box by
nave door. Laurence Sterne, author of Tristram Shandy, held the living here
1741-60. Church of All Hallows Guide Book.
Listing NGR: SE5829664723
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Source: English Heritage
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