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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: 1137548



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Riseley

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: 36346

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3/134 Church of All Saints



Parish church. C12 or earlier, to C15 and C19. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Chancel, S chapel, nave, S aisle, S porch, W tower. C15 chancel replaces C14 N chapel. C14 3-light E window has dripstone with eroded heads to stops. C19 organ chamber to N, with C15 2-light window E of this. Plain parapet to E and N elevations. Original C12 chancel, enlarged early C13, becomes S chapel in C15. Former N external wall divides it from present chancel, E elevation in line with that of present chancel. E window similar to chancel, but tracery renewed. N wall has lancet window, external face showing in chancel S wall. Likewise squint, probably C14 to W of it. 2 C15 windows with heads to dripstone stops (some C19 reworking) and embattled parapet to S wall. C15 nave replaced earlier N aisle. S clerestory windows blocked when S aisle heightened. C15 windows, door and 3 clere- story windows to N wall. 4-bay S arcade, late C12, heightened C15 but retaining Norman capitals (2 plain, one with stiff-leaf decoration) and bases (all with angle spurs). Responds are C15. S aisle, originally the Norman nave, has early C15 arch to S chapel. S and W windows replaced late C14 and C15. C15 S porch has embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles and cross, gargoyles to angles, small canopied niche. Carved heads to dripstone stops, angel with shield to apex. S door renewed C19. 4-stage W tower, C15, extensively rebuilt C19. Paired belfry windows. Embattled parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Interior: C15 simple octagonal font to S aisle, some C15 or C16 pewing. 2 C17 tomb slabs to S chapel. C15 rood beam. Late C18/early C19 coved plastered ceilings to chancel and S chapel, others later replacements.

Listing NGR: TL0395263067

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National Grid Reference: TL 03952 63067


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