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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Brayford, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0932 / 51°5'35"N

Longitude: -3.873 / 3°52'22"W

OS Eastings: 268934

OS Northings: 134320

OS Grid: SS689343

Mapcode National: GBR KZ.CJMW

Mapcode Global: FRA 26S7.DYN

Plus Code: 9C3R34VG+7R

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 25 February 1965

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1107558

English Heritage Legacy ID: 98892

Location: Brayford, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Brayford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: High Bray

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 63 SE
9/92 Church of All Saints

Parish Church. Features mainly of the C15 or early C16 and of the 1873 restoration
by Ashworth, but undoubtedly earlier fabric to nave and chancel which are built of
small shale rubble. Stone rubble to south aisle, and roughly dressed stone blocks
to tower. Dressed stone quoins and ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with gable ends.
West tower, nave, chancel, south aisle.
West tower of 3 stages. Setback buttresses with offsets. Crenellated parapet with
a small corner obelish pinnacles and moulded stone cornice with grotesque gargoyles
at each corner, to the centre of each face and at each angle of the polygonal stair
turret to north side. 4-centred arched bell-openings with dressed stone voussoirs
of 2 hollow-chamfered lights with louvres to each side. Straight-headed window of
2 trefoil-headed lights with small diamond leaded cames to 2nd stage on south side.
Cl5/early C16 Perpendicular west window of 3 lights with cavetto mullions above 4-
centred arched double hollow chamfered west doorway with hoodmould. C19 plank
door. South aisle has 4 straight-headed Perp windows of 3 cavetto-mullioned 4-
centred arched lights with hoodmoulds. Projecting plinth with horizontal ashlar
capping forming a kind of raised walkway to right side of porch and running around
to east end of south aisle. Gabled south porch with C19 porch doorway with
nookshafts and moulded surround. Plastered barrel vaulted porch ceiling with plain
moulded timber wall-plates. Round arched south doorway with moulded surround and
ancient semi-circular headed door of 2 wide studded planks with wrought-iron
straps, ledged with ancient lock. Slate sundial on south wall of south aisle dated
1717 with churchwardens initials. 2 C19 Perpendicular style windows at east end
with pointed arches, 3 lights and hoodmould. 2 Perpendicular straight-headed
windows to north side of three 4-centred arched lights, one with chamfered
mullions, the other with cavetto mullions.
Interior: 4-bay arcade with Pevsner 'B type' piers with foliated capitals, removed
from each end respond, the 2 outer piers having shields at the corners, that at
west end on south side carved in shape of human head. Stone flag floors to nave
and chancel. Perpendicular ceiled waggon roofs to nave, south aisle and chancel
with plain moulded ribs, but no bosses. Crenellated wall plates to nave and
chancel roofs, which are separated by a corbelled out barrel valuted truss.
Pointed triple hollow chamfered west tower arch. 3 sections of the rood screen
have been reused as part of the base of the partition closing off this arch.
Central door panel much renovated. 4 lights to each section with foliated
mouldings to the arches and surrounds. Norman font with zig-zag frieze to top of
circular bowl with later scalloped design added at the base, on circular stem and
recut base. C19 nave and chancel seating, pulpit and carved angel lectern. Early
C20 wooden reredos. C19 segmental pointed arched double sedilia with 2 cusped
headed arches divided by central moulded pendant. East window has stained glass
dated 1919.

Listing NGR: SS6893534320

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