PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT GILES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1113746

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT GILES, HIGH STREET

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF SAINT GILES, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Gravenhurst

National Grid Reference: TL 11305 35987

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History

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Details

TL 13NW GRAVENHURST HIGH STREET 4/65 Upper Gravenhurst

23.1.61 Parish Church of Saint Giles

GV II*

Parish church, originally a chantry chapel. C12, C15 and c.l900, the latter work by Sir Arthur Blomfield (Beds. Times and Independant, 14th March l902). Coursed ironstone rubble witn ashlar dressings. Chancel, N vestry/organ chamber, nave, S porch, W tower. Chancel: c.1900, replacing a brick structure. 3-light E window, 3-light and 2-light S windows in C15 style. Embattled parapet. C12 round-headed chancel arch with zigzag carving to W side, the paired columns and scalloped capitals being c.l900 replacements for Jacobean wood columns. Flanking round arches also c.1900. N vestry/organ chamber: c.1900. 3-light and single-light windows to N in C15 style. Plain parapet. Nave: C12, with some C15 reworking. C15 2-light windows to E bay of N and S elevations. Blocked round-headed doorway to N. C15 S doorway with 4- centred head. Embattled parapet, patched with red brick to N elevation. S porch: c.1900 replacing a brick structure. Pointed arched doorway, single lights to sides, plain parapet. W tower: late C15. 3 stages. Diagonal buttresses to NW and SW angles. Semi-octagonal stair turret projects from lower stages of S elevation. W elevation has 4-centred 3-light window to lower stage. Bell stage has 2-light pointed arched window to each side. Embattled parapet. Pointed tower arch. Interior: Plain 12-sided font, Cl5, reworked C19. C15 nave roof has moulded beams and braces, carved bosses, and angels holding shields and musical instruments, some parts of roof retaining traces of painted decoration. Other fittings C19.

Listing NGR: TL1130535987

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 37619

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Bedfordshire Times and Independant' in 14 March, (1902)

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