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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Alford, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0914 / 51°5'28"N

Longitude: -2.5661 / 2°33'57"W

OS Eastings: 360452

OS Northings: 132604

OS Grid: ST604326

Mapcode National: GBR MR.CKPM

Mapcode Global: FRA 56J7.D44

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056264

English Heritage Legacy ID: 261935

Location: Alford, South Somerset, Somerset, BA7

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Alford

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ALFORD CP
ST63SW
1/2 Church of All Saints
24.3.61
GV I

Anglican Parish Church. Almost completely C15, with minor C19 restoration. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone
dressings; plain clay tile roofs between coped gables, those to chancel and porch having bands of scallop tiles. Two
cell plan of 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave, with west tower and south porch. Chancel has moulded double plinth, angled
corner buttresses, cross finial to east gable; 3-light C15 traceried window in slight hollowed recess in east wall,
under pointed arched label with headstops; matching 2-light windows to north and south sides, all but the south-west
having external ferramenta; between south windows a 4-centre arched moulded doorway with floriated spandrils under
square label with headstops. Nave has chamfered plinth, bay buttresses, string course with gargoyles and battlemented
parapet; 3-light windows matching chancel east window. South porch has coped south gable with cross finial and wide,
almost triangular-arched doorway with quatrefoil spandrils under square label with headstops; inside similar but
plainer moulded doorway apparently with original door. Tower of 2 stages; angled corner buttresses to lower stage,
plinth, string course, plain low parapet, pyramidal roof; stage 1 plain to north and south, but has mou1ded
pointed-arched west doorway, without label and above a plainer 2-light window, possibly C14, without label; to all
faces stage 2 a single trefoil cusped light with incised spandrils to head, no labels. Inside, the chancel has a
king-post trussed roof with traceried infill panels, all members including rafters and purlins moulded; decorative
eaves band; drops to trusses supported on angel-carved corbels - all C15 with a little C19 restoration; C19 reredos
panels and choirstalls, but a complete C15 screen without overthrow, possibly a relocation; the moulded chancel arch
possibly C14. Early C17 altar table. Nave has shallow ribbed and panelled roof, probably C19; very small and plain
tower arch: elaborately carved pulpit dated 1625, set into 4-centre arched recess in north wall, with supporting low
screen of verger's desk, and back panelling; plain octagonal font, and a number of carved bench ends with poppyheads to
medieval benches; good early C20 timber screen to tower. All nave windows have internal ferramenta, with a considerable
amount of medieval stained glass in north windows, including large figure of St Mary Magdelen; good Cl9 stained glass
in south chancel windows, one dated 1859 and the other 1898. One memorial tablet over south door, a draped plaque to
John Thring, died 1830. First recorded rector 1329. (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset,
1958).


Listing NGR: ST6046232606

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