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Parish Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0144 / 52°0'51"N

Longitude: -0.5794 / 0°34'45"W

OS Eastings: 497587

OS Northings: 236057

OS Grid: SP975360

Mapcode National: GBR F21.QBD

Mapcode Global: VHFQR.XM1N

Entry Name: Parish Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38370

Location: Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire, MK43

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ridgmont

Built-Up Area: Ridgmont

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ridgmont

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

RIDGMONT HIGH STREET
SP 9736
11/73 Parish Church of All
23.1.61 Saints
GV II*

Parish Church. 1854-5 by Sir G G Scott for the Bedford Estates. Coursed
stone with ashlar dressings. Clay tile roofs. Chancel, N vestry/organ
chamber,nave, N and S aisles, N porch, W tower. Late C13 style. Mostly
pointed-arched windows whose dripstones have moulded foliate stops. Bands of
geometric ornamentation in ironstone to tower and around heads of windows.
Chancel has 3-light E window with geometrical tracery. Vestry and both aisles
have mainly paired trefoiled lights in regular arrangements. Nave has 4
quatrefoil windows to each side of clerestory. 4-bay pointed-arched arcades
to both sides. Similar chancel and tower arches. Gabled porch has steeply
pitched roof and 2 quatrefoil wndows to W. Stone-coped gables to all above
parts, that to chancel with carved stone cross finial at apex. W tower is in
3 stages with setback buttresses rising to 2nd stage. 2-light W window to
ground stage, single lights to all sides of 2nd stage, 2-light windows to all
sides of bell-stage. Octagonal stair turret adjoins NE angle, rising
slightly above tower parapet. Stone broach spire with moulded decoration to
each angle and ornamental lucarnes to alternate sides. Interior: relatively
simple but consistent decoration. Wagon roofs to nave and chancel. Stencil
patterning between rafters in some parts. Black-letter texts to aisle walls.
Foliate carving to capitals. Octagonal marble font on clustered columns, with
carved panels.


Listing NGR: SP9758736057

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