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Nuneaton and Bedworth (District Authority)
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SP 35927 86919


NUNEATON AND BEDWORTH HIGH STREET SP38NE (West side) Bedworth 5/57 Church of All Saints 01/07/49 - II*

Church. C14/C15 tower. Remainder of church rebuilt 1888-1890. Designed by G.F. Bodley and T. Garner. Tower of local sandstone ashlar. Remainder of red Runcorn sandstone ashlar. Plain-tile roofs have parapets with moulded cornices and coped gable parapets, with gablet kneelers to porches. Aisled nave, chancel, south chancel chapel, north vestries, north transept, north and south porches, west tower. Perpendicular style. 3-bay chancel, 4-bay nave. Splay and moulded plinth throughout. Chancel has large east buttresses of 2 offsets and large gablets. Large 5-light window with Tudor flower decoration, moulded sill course and hood mould. Cross finial. North vestries are of 2 storeys to east. 2 straight-headed windows of 2 trefoiled lights. 3-light segmental-pointed window above. Shallow-pitched gable. Embattled octagonal turret in angle of chancel. North side has small chamfered doorway with hood mould and plank door. Straight-headed window above and to left and larger window west of buttress are of 2 lights with reticulated tracery. North transept has buttresses of 2 offsets to north west and south west corners. 4-light window. Gable has pinnacle. Return sides have embattled parapets. 4-bay north aisle has 2 buttresses with gablets. North west porch has diagonal buttresses. Doorway has continuous chamfered outer order and moulded inner order with half-octagonal responds, and hood mould. Mid C20 part-glazed doors to both porches. Three 2-light windows. 3-light west windows to both aisles. South aisle and chancel chapel in one. 4-light east and 3-light south east windows are straight-headed with reticulated tracery. South west porch has angle buttresses with gablets and doorway of 2 chamfered orders. Aisle has buttresses and two 2-light windows. Nave gable has gablet kneelers and turret with ogee gables, pinnacles and spirelet. Tower of one large stage. Moulded plinth. Diagonal buttresses of 4 offsets. Low west doorway of 2 chamfered orders has hood mould and C19 studded 6-panelled door. 3-light west window has restored tracery. Small straight-headed opening above. Large 2-light bell-chamber openings have transom and louvres. To west upper part is covered by a square slate clock-face in moulded sandstone frame, probably early C19. East side has similar clock-face dated 1817 in Gothick surround. Segmental-arched opening below. Embattled parapet with small pinnacles. Interior is plastered. Arches of 2 chamfered orders have responds and half-shafts between each bay with moulded capitals. Chancel has north and south arches, and small low chamfered arches. North side has large internal mullioned window with king mullion and central transom, trefoiled lights and hood mould. Chancel and nave have arched brace roofs. Chancel arch of 3 orders, the outer segmental pointed. 5-bay arcades have continuous hood moulds. Tower arch of 2 chamfered segmental pointed arches. Aisles have segmental-pointed doorways. Arches to chapels. North chapel, now vestry, has coved timber east gallery with traceried balustrade. Large east opening onto it has elaborate timber tracery. Fittings: traceried reredos, sanctuary panelling, altar rails, stalls and octagonal pulpit. Octagonal front. Rood screen of 1929. North vestry screen of 1933. Stained glass: east window 1890. Monuments: chancel south wall: Elizabeth Howlett 1776. John Howlett 1820; signed Seager, Coventry. Simple architectural frames and panels. (VCH: Warwickshire, Vol VI, p29; Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p89; Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire, 1894, p32)

Listing NGR: SP3592786919


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1947), 29
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 89
'Kellys Directory' in Warwickshire, (1894), 32


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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