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Parish Church of Saint Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Upper Gravenhurst, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0112 / 52°0'40"N

Longitude: -0.3797 / 0°22'46"W

OS Eastings: 511305

OS Northings: 235987

OS Grid: TL113359

Mapcode National: GBR H4Z.SZ7

Mapcode Global: VHFQW.CQN3

Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint Giles

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113746

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37619

Location: Gravenhurst, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Gravenhurst

Built-Up Area: Upper Gravenhurst

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Shillington and Gravenhurst

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

4/65 Upper Gravenhurst

23.1.61 Parish Church of Saint


Parish church, originally a chantry chapel. C12, C15 and c.l900, the latter
work by Sir Arthur Blomfield (Beds. Times and Independant, 14th March l902).
Coursed ironstone rubble witn ashlar dressings. Chancel, N vestry/organ
chamber, nave, S porch, W tower. Chancel: c.1900, replacing a brick
structure. 3-light E window, 3-light and 2-light S windows in C15 style.
Embattled parapet. C12 round-headed chancel arch with zigzag carving to W
side, the paired columns and scalloped capitals being c.l900 replacements for
Jacobean wood columns. Flanking round arches also c.1900. N vestry/organ
chamber: c.1900. 3-light and single-light windows to N in C15 style. Plain
parapet. Nave: C12, with some C15 reworking. C15 2-light windows to E bay of
N and S elevations. Blocked round-headed doorway to N. C15 S doorway with 4-
centred head. Embattled parapet, patched with red brick to N elevation.
S porch: c.1900 replacing a brick structure. Pointed arched doorway, single
lights to sides, plain parapet. W tower: late C15. 3 stages. Diagonal
buttresses to NW and SW angles. Semi-octagonal stair turret projects from
lower stages of S elevation. W elevation has 4-centred 3-light window to
lower stage. Bell stage has 2-light pointed arched window to each side.
Embattled parapet. Pointed tower arch. Interior: Plain 12-sided font, Cl5,
reworked C19. C15 nave roof has moulded beams and braces, carved bosses, and
angels holding shields and musical instruments, some parts of roof retaining
traces of painted decoration. Other fittings C19.

Listing NGR: TL1130535987

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