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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: 1114154



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Cople

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1964

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36670

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4/33 Parish Church of All 13.7.64 Saints


Parish church. Circa 1430, C16 and C18. Courses rubble (mainly limestone), ironstone tower, ashlar dressings. Chancel, N and S chapels, nave, N and S aisles, S porch, W tower. Plain parapets to S chapel and aisle, embattled parapets elsewhere. Chancel: C15. 4-light E window. Arcades of 2 4-centred arches each side, that to S taller. Chancel arch similar to nave arcades. N chapel: C16. 3-light E window contains some C15 work. 2 3-light N windows. S chapel: C16. Windows, one to E, 2 to S, reworked C19. Archway to S aisle similar to those to chancel. Nave: C15. 3-bay arcades both sides. Clerestory with 3 square-headed 2-light windows each side. N aisle: C15, windows reworked C19. N doorway re-uses some C14 work. S aisle: C15, windows reworked C19. Extends westward, forming vestry S of tower, lit by 2-light window. S porch: C18, altered early C20. 5-light windows each side. W tower: C15. 3 stages, with diagonal buttresses, and octagonal stair turret to NE corner. Pointed-arched W doorway surmounted by pointed-arched 3-light window. C19 parapet and belfry windows. Interior: 2 altar-tombs to chancel, one to Walter Luke, 1544, and wife Anne Launcelyn, 1538, the brass retaining traces of inlaid colour, other of C16 with brasses to Thomas Grey and Benet (Launcelyn) his wife, and their sons and daughters. Chancel floor has brass to John Launcelyn and wife Margaret, 1435, reusing C14 brass (F.W. Kuhlicke, "A Palimpsest Brass at Cople", Beds Arch. Journal, vol 7, 1972, pp.87-88). Other C15 and C16 brasses in N and S chapels. Angel corbels bearing shields (Grey and Launcelyn) to chapel arcades. C20 chancel roof, others C15. Choir stalls retain 4 late C15 poppy-heads and 2 old linenfold panels. Late C16 pewing. 3 central bays of 5-bay rood screen are late C15.

Listing NGR: TL1032348469

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Kuhlicke, F W , 'Bedfordshire Architectural Journal' in A Palimpsest Brass at Cople, , Vol. 7, (1972), 87-88

National Grid Reference: TL 10323 48469


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