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Tower of the Old Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Long Marston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.832 / 51°49'55"N

Longitude: -0.7036 / 0°42'13"W

OS Eastings: 489425

OS Northings: 215611

OS Grid: SP894156

Mapcode National: GBR D2W.2Y3

Mapcode Global: VHDV6.R6CY

Plus Code: 9C3XR7JW+QG

Entry Name: Tower of the Old Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 30 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355756

Location: Tring Rural, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Town: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Tring Rural

Built-Up Area: Long Marston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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SP 8915
(North side)
Long Marston
8/120 Tower of the Old Church
30.11.66 of All Saints
Church tower. C15 (rest of church demolished 1883 and features
incorporated in new Church of All Saints in Tring Road (q.v.)). Flint
rubble faced with uncoursed knapped flint chequered with Totternhoe
stone and with dressings of the same stone. C18 red brick crenellations
and some restored heads to top openings. A slender square tower of 2
stages with diagonal buttresses and offsets, string course below upper
stage, and low plinth. Small bell-stage openings, that on N complete
with 4-centred pointed head and blind spandrels. Large W window of lower
stage of 3 cinquefoiled lights with remains of leaded glazing. Narrow
chamfered slit window to upper stage on E and S. Tall chancel arch of 2
chamfered orders blocked in rough stonework with pointed arched head
over battened door. The interior is plastered and there is a scarsement
below the heavily beamed floor of the bell chamber just above head of W
window. 2 pairs of bull-nosed stone corbels set in N wall. Roof
structure decayed and rubbish but no fittings in base of tower. The
church was a chapel-of-ease in Tring parish up to 1867 and formerly had
an aisleless nave, chancel, and S porch which were demolished in 1883.
An architect's report on the ruinous state of the church in 1881 is
printed as appendix I by Vincent. (VCH(1908)291:RCHM(1911)223 no. 2:
Pevsner(1977)245: Vincent(1983).

Listing NGR: SP8942515611

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