History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Old Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0119 / 52°0'42"N

Longitude: -0.5718 / 0°34'18"W

OS Eastings: 498119

OS Northings: 235789

OS Grid: SP981357

Mapcode National: GBR F22.S9B

Mapcode Global: VHFQS.1PLK

Entry Name: Old Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 23 January 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 38372

Location: Ridgmont, Central Bedfordshire, MK43

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ridgmont

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ridgmont

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Find accommodation in
Aspley Guise

Listing Text

RIDGMONT SEGENHOE
SP 93 NE
SP 9835
6/75 Old Church of All Saints
23.1.61
- II*

Former parish church now redundant and a consolidated ruin. C12 to C19
Variety of local materials including limestone, clunch, large cobbles,
ironstone and cement rendered brickwork. Chancel nave, N aisle, N porch, W
tower. Chancel: C12 with later details. 2 bays. Original work in coursed
ironstone rubble and cobbles, with limestone quoins. E wall heightened in
brick and new window inserted 1820's. N wall has 2 small deeply splayed
windows high in wall, of which E one has external arched lintel stone with 3
crosses in circles and 2 saltire crosses. S wall has 2 late medieval clunch
dressed windows, one adapted from a Norman predecessor, both blocked with red
brick. These flank a brick C19 doorway. Norman chancel arch with impost
bands towards chancel with some zigzag decoration. Nave: 4 bays. C12 origins
extended northwards C13 with an aisle, and probably also westwards, S wall
retains blocked Norman doorway and western respond for a S aisle never
completed. 2 large round-headed S windows with wood tracery, inserted 1820's.
Buttresses of same date. Pointed-arched W window part blocked and part
destroyed by wall of later tower. 4-centred arched doorway surmounted by
narrower window (now blocked) both 1820s, give onto tower. W part of C14
pointed arched 4-bay arcade is in clunch, E part in ironstone with 1820's
heightening above in rubble and brick. N aisle: C13 with later reworkings.
Blocked pointed arched window to end, N elevation has 2 large 1820s round
arched windows with wood tracery. 4-centred arched doorway, also 1820's. Walls
heightened 1820s with rubble and brick. At E end is canopied niche and
doorway onto rood staircase. Raised walls and evidence of roofline against
tower indicate that 1820s alterations included covering the nave and aisle
with a single roof. N porch: early C19 remodelling of earlier, probably C14,
structure: W elevation retains small trefoiled light. Hipped slate roof. W
tower: 1823-6 inserted into W wall of church. 2 stages, with coursed
ironstone to lower stage and cement rendered brick to upper stage. Round
arched window to W lower stage, smaller round-arched windows to bell-stage.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Listing NGR: SP9811935789

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.