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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Riseley, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.256 / 52°15'21"N

Longitude: -0.4785 / 0°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 503952

OS Northings: 263067

OS Grid: TL039630

Mapcode National: GBR G0L.KV2

Mapcode Global: VHFPN.NKDF

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36346

Location: Riseley, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Riseley

Built-Up Area: Riseley

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Riseley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


3/134 Church of All Saints



Parish church. C12 or earlier, to C15 and C19. Coursed limestone rubble with
ashlar dressings. Chancel, S chapel, nave, S aisle, S porch, W tower. C15 chancel
replaces C14 N chapel. C14 3-light E window has dripstone with eroded heads to
stops. C19 organ chamber to N, with C15 2-light window E of this. Plain parapet
to E and N elevations. Original C12 chancel, enlarged early C13, becomes S chapel
in C15. Former N external wall divides it from present chancel, E elevation in line
with that of present chancel. E window similar to chancel, but tracery renewed.
N wall has lancet window, external face showing in chancel S wall. Likewise squint,
probably C14 to W of it. 2 C15 windows with heads to dripstone stops (some C19
reworking) and embattled parapet to S wall. C15 nave replaced earlier N aisle.
S clerestory windows blocked when S aisle heightened. C15 windows, door and 3 clere-
story windows to N wall. 4-bay S arcade, late C12, heightened C15 but retaining
Norman capitals (2 plain, one with stiff-leaf decoration) and bases (all with angle
spurs). Responds are C15. S aisle, originally the Norman nave, has early C15 arch
to S chapel. S and W windows replaced late C14 and C15. C15 S porch has embattled
parapet with crocketed pinnacles and cross, gargoyles to angles, small canopied
niche. Carved heads to dripstone stops, angel with shield to apex. S door renewed
C19. 4-stage W tower, C15, extensively rebuilt C19. Paired belfry windows.
Embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Interior: C15 simple octagonal font
to S aisle, some C15 or C16 pewing. 2 C17 tomb slabs to S chapel. C15 rood beam.
Late C18/early C19 coved plastered ceilings to chancel and S chapel, others later

Listing NGR: TL0395263067

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