PARISH CHURCH OF ST DENYS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1114867
Date first listed:
13-Jul-1964
Date of most recent amendment:
18-Aug-1983
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST DENYS, CHURCH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST DENYS, CHURCH ROAD

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

District:
Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Colmworth
National Grid Reference:
TL 10884 58580

Details

TL 15NW COLMWORTH CHURCH END, CHURCH ROAD

5/9 Parish Church of St Denys 13.7.64 (formerly listed as Parish Church of Saint Dennis)

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Parish church. Circa 1430, window tracery reworked C19. Chancel of cobblestones, coursed freestone rubble elsewhere, all with ashlar dressinqs. Chancel, N vestry, nave, S porch, W tower, all with embattled parapets. Chancel: depressed 2-centred arched 5-light E window, flanked by buttresses. One window to N wall, 2 to S wall, all pointed arched with 3-lights. N doorway has 4-centred head and label. Priest's door to S wall. N vestry: 2- light E window. 2 squints blocked by Dyer monument. Tall narrow chancel arch. Nave: 3 windows each side, similar to chancel ones. Rood loft staircase to NE with 3 doorways. Squint S of chancel arch. N doorway. Tower arch similar to chancel one. S porch: intended to be vaulted, has 2 springers. W tower: 4 stages, diagonal buttresses, octagonal spire with lucarnes. Cornice below parapet has shield to each side. W window similar to those elsewhere. Interior: C15 octagonal font with shields and flowers. Chancel has finely worked large alabaster figured monument, 1641, to Sir William Dyer and family. Purbeck slab with inscribed copper plate, 1389 to Alianora Braybrook in chancel S wall. Fraqments of C15 glass, including whole angel, to chancel N window. Other qlass by Heaton, Butler and Bayne, London 1893. Roofs restored, but nave retains C15 foliate bosses, carved braces and figures, and angels in centre of each bay holding shields and emblems of the Passion.

Listing NGR: TL1088458580

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
36412
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: 03 Sep 2000
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