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Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Campton and Chicksands
National Grid Reference:
TL 12991 38069



10/8 3l.l0.66 Parish Church of All Saints

GV 11*

Parish church. Late C13, C14, C15 and C17. Extensively reworked 1898, including almost all window tracery. Coursed ironstone with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N chapel, S organ chamber, nave, N aisle, S aisle, S porch, SW tower. Chancel: C13, enlarged C14. 2-bay plan. 4-light pointed arched E window, 3-light square-headed SE window. Gable has stone coping and 2 buttresses. Pointed chancel arch. N chapel: (Osborn Chapel) 1649. 3-light square-headed E window (the only one to retain original tracery) has doorway cutting into southern light. Stone coped parapet. Adjoining to N is C18 gabled mausoleum, of red and blue brick with slate roof. S organ chamber: 1898, gabled, with 2 lancets and octagonal chimney stack. Nave: 4-bay N arcade of 1649 with 4-centred arches on octagonal pillars. Late C13 S arcade, formerly of 4-bays but W bay cut by later W tower. 3-light pointed arched W window. N aisle: 1649. Original wood windows replaced 1898 with 3 4-centred arched windows to N and pointed-arched window to W. 4-centred arched door under square head. Stone coped gables. S aisle: C13, reworked early C14. 2 pointed-arched 2-light windows, one with flowing tracery. Embattled parapet. S porch: 1898. Gabled timber structure with clay tiled roof. 4-centred archway with carved spandrels. Some ogee-headed carved panels. Ornate pierced bargeboards. SW tower: C15, heavily reworked 1898. 3 stages. 2-stage buttresses to NW and SE angles, 3-stage diagonal buttresses to SW angle. Embattled parapet. Square-headed 2-light window to each side of top stage. Pointed-arched 2-light W window to lower stage. Pointed arches onto nave and S aisle. Interior: many wall monuments. In N chapel, finest of the tombs of the Osborn family (of Chicksands Priory) is the original white marble pair by John Stone, to Sir John (d.1628) and Sir Peter (d.1653), erected 1655 by Henry Osborn, each aedicule surmounted by coat of arms. In chancel is black and white marble one to Daniel Goldsmith, d.1685, with angel to apron. In SE nave is brass to Richard Carlyll, d.1489, and wife Joan. C15 rood screen now moved to tower arches. Pulpit made up of re-used C15 screen. Circa 1650 2-tiered oak screen to Osborn chapel, with turned balusters to lower part and round- headed arcading to upper part. C19 roofs and font. N aisle and nave retain some C15 pewing.

Listing NGR: TL1299138069


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 01 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/04580/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Wharton. Source Historic England Archive
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