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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Shillington, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9926 / 51°59'33"N

Longitude: -0.3647 / 0°21'52"W

OS Eastings: 512377

OS Northings: 233941

OS Grid: TL123339

Mapcode National: GBR H5C.4LW

Mapcode Global: VHFR2.M5KV

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312508

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37869

Location: Shillington, Central Bedfordshire, SG5

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Shillington

Built-Up Area: Shillington

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shillington and Gravenhurst

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

TL 1233 SHILLINGTON & CHURCH STREET(North Side)
STONDON
19/80
23.1.61 Church of All Saints

GV I

Parish Church. Predominantly C14, with C18 tower,and C19 tracery to many
windows. Coursed ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings. Parts of tower and
other patches of repair in red brick. Chancel, N and S chapels, nave, N and S
aisles,S porch, W tower. Externally no distinction between chancel and nave
clerestories or between chapels and aisles. Total clerestory has 6 windows
per side, all of 2-lights with pointed heads, 3 lighting nave, 3 lighting
chancel. Combined aisles and chapels have to each side 3 3-light windows and
one 2-light window, the tracery varying on each side but matched by that on
opposite side of church. Chancel: 3-bay arcades each side, E bay of both
blocked to springing level. E end of chancel has vaulted crypt necessitated
by sloping site. 4-light pointed arched E window is C15 insertion within
larger original winnow opening. Plain parapet above has carvings of an ass
and a tun, the rebus of Matthew Asscheton (see below). Flanking window are 2
embattled rectangular turrets containing stairs to roofs. Pointed chancel
arch. N. and S Chapels: each of 3 bays. Each has 3-light E window, S one
with cambered head, N one with pointed head. N chapel has small N door to E
bay. S chapel has single light to E bay and small pointed S door to W bay.
Pointed chapel arches. Nave: 4-bay arcades to both sides. N and S aisles:
each has 2 windows. Each has C14 pointed arched doorway in W bay, the S one
enclosed within C19 gabled porch. This replaced original 2-storeyed porch, of
which ogee-headed staircase doorway is retained of door. At W end of S
aisle is blocked C15 4-centred doorway. W tower: rebuilt 1750 after
collapse of original one earlier in century. Retains original tower arch. 3
stages, upper of 2 of brick. Diagonal buttresses to W angles. Bell-stage has
round-headed louvred window to each side. 2-light W window with C19 Gothic
tracery to ground stage. Plain parapets throughout building. Interior:
heavily restored octagonal font. C19 roofs, although re-using some original
timbers. Good screens to chapel and chancel arches and enclosing chancel,
mostly C15 with some C19 panels. Some medieval pewing, including some N aisle
ones with re-used screen panels. N chapel has fine brass to Matthew
Asscheton, Rector of Shillington (d,1400)and another C15 one to a priest.
Floor slab to James Hanscombe, d.1660. Wall tablet to John Briscoe (d.1766)
and Longueville family, of white and gray marble, with putti to apron.


Listing NGR: TL1237733941

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