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Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
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TL 2138 13/13 31.10.66

ASTWICK Church of Saint Guthlac


Parish church. A C15 reworking of an older building, itself reworked in later periods. Mixture of coursed limestone and cobbles, some ashlar dressings, with red brick repairs (including some brick buttresses). Low-pitched slate roofs, that to tower hipped. Chancel, nave, W tower. Chancel: apparently of re-used C15 masonry. 3-light E window has wooden head and mullions, red brick cambered arch and C15 jambs. N elevation has small doorway with cambered head and single-light with pointed head. Nave: C15, the thinner N wall probably of later date. 2 large S windows of 3 lights with 3-centred heads. 2 N windows are later copies of these. W tower: reworked C15. Thought possibly to have been central tower of earlier cruciform church, with chancel in place of present nave and transept to S served by large archway (now blocked). 2 stages. N elevation lower stage has doorway blocked with red brick, this lower stage itself-apparently a rebuilding. W elevation has 2-light pointed window to lower stage, with small single light to top stage. S elevation has fairly small pointed arched doorway within large blocked C15 pointed archway. Top stage has small single light. Interior: rather plain. C19 roofs re-use some old timbers. 2 image brackets and cinquefoiled piscina in chancel, probably reset. Nave retains some C15 pews. Also C19 box pews and 2 decker pulpit with reading desk. Octagonal font without pedestal.

Listing NGR: TL2136138568


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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: 17 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/07166/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek E. Wharton. Source Historic England Archive
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