PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1114055
Date first listed:
23-Jan-1961
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Ridgmont
National Grid Reference:
SP 97587 36057

Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
38370
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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: 12 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07003/24
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