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Latitude: 52.1235 / 52°7'24"N
Longitude: -0.3899 / 0°23'23"W
OS Eastings: 510323
OS Northings: 248469
OS Grid: TL103484
Mapcode National: GBR H3L.XXQ
Mapcode Global: VHFQ9.6W6G
Entry Name: Parish Church of All Saints
Listing Date: 13 July 1964
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1114154
English Heritage Legacy ID: 36670
Location: Cople, Bedford, MK44
Civil Parish: Cople
Built-Up Area: Cople
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Cople
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 1048 COPLE GRACE LANE
4/33 Parish Church of All
Parish church. Circa 1430, C16 and C18. Courses rubble (mainly limestone),
ironstone tower, ashlar dressings. Chancel, N and S chapels, nave, N and S
aisles, S porch, W tower. Plain parapets to S chapel and aisle, embattled
parapets elsewhere. Chancel: C15. 4-light E window. Arcades of 2 4-centred
arches each side, that to S taller. Chancel arch similar to nave arcades. N
chapel: C16. 3-light E window contains some C15 work. 2 3-light N windows.
S chapel: C16. Windows, one to E, 2 to S, reworked C19. Archway to S aisle
similar to those to chancel. Nave: C15. 3-bay arcades both sides.
Clerestory with 3 square-headed 2-light windows each side. N aisle: C15,
windows reworked C19. N doorway re-uses some C14 work. S aisle: C15, windows
reworked C19. Extends westward, forming vestry S of tower, lit by 2-light
window. S porch: C18, altered early C20. 5-light windows each side. W
tower: C15. 3 stages, with diagonal buttresses, and octagonal stair turret to
NE corner. Pointed-arched W doorway surmounted by pointed-arched 3-light
window. C19 parapet and belfry windows. Interior: 2 altar-tombs to chancel,
one to Walter Luke, 1544, and wife Anne Launcelyn, 1538, the brass retaining
traces of inlaid colour, other of C16 with brasses to Thomas Grey and Benet
(Launcelyn) his wife, and their sons and daughters. Chancel floor has brass
to John Launcelyn and wife Margaret, 1435, reusing C14 brass (F.W. Kuhlicke,
"A Palimpsest Brass at Cople", Beds Arch. Journal, vol 7, 1972, pp.87-88).
Other C15 and C16 brasses in N and S chapels. Angel corbels bearing shields
(Grey and Launcelyn) to chapel arcades. C20 chancel roof, others C15. Choir
stalls retain 4 late C15 poppy-heads and 2 old linenfold panels. Late C16
pewing. 3 central bays of 5-bay rood screen are late C15.
Listing NGR: TL1032348469
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