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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1114055



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ridgmont

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1961

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 38370

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RIDGMONT HIGH STREET SP 9736 11/73 Parish Church of All 23.1.61 Saints GV II*

Parish Church. 1854-5 by Sir G G Scott for the Bedford Estates. Coursed stone with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N vestry/organ chamber,nave, N and S aisles, N porch, W tower. Late C13 style. Mostly pointed-arched windows whose dripstones have moulded foliate stops. Bands of geometric ornamentation in ironstone to tower and around heads of windows. Chancel has 3-light E window with geometrical tracery. Vestry and both aisles have mainly paired trefoiled lights in regular arrangements. Nave has 4 quatrefoil windows to each side of clerestory. 4-bay pointed-arched arcades to both sides. Similar chancel and tower arches. Gabled porch has steeply pitched roof and 2 quatrefoil wndows to W. Stone-coped gables to all above parts, that to chancel with carved stone cross finial at apex. W tower is in 3 stages with setback buttresses rising to 2nd stage. 2-light W window to ground stage, single lights to all sides of 2nd stage, 2-light windows to all sides of bell-stage. Octagonal stair turret adjoins NE angle, rising slightly above tower parapet. Stone broach spire with moulded decoration to each angle and ornamental lucarnes to alternate sides. Interior: relatively simple but consistent decoration. Wagon roofs to nave and chancel. Stencil patterning between rafters in some parts. Black-letter texts to aisle walls. Foliate carving to capitals. Octagonal marble font on clustered columns, with carved panels.

Listing NGR: SP9758736057

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National Grid Reference: SP 97587 36057


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