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Church St Dunsten

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bolnhurst and Keysoe, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.2158 / 52°12'56"N

Longitude: -0.4195 / 0°25'10"W

OS Eastings: 508076

OS Northings: 258689

OS Grid: TL080586

Mapcode National: GBR G18.2RB

Mapcode Global: VHFPW.PK3P

Entry Name: Church St Dunsten

Listing Date: 13 July 1964

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36201

Location: Bolnhurst and Keysoe, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Bolnhurst and Keysoe

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bolnhurst

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


6/1 Church of St Dunstan

13.7.64 II*

Parish church. C13 origins, C14 details, mainly C15. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Chancel, N vestry, nave, S porch, W tower. Chancel of C13 origins but reworked has S door with pointed head and C15 lowside window, NE and SE windows probably C16, and C19 E window. C19 N vestry. Mid C14 pointed chancel arch. C15 nave: blocked doorway to N wall, flanked by cinquefoiled 3-light windows with tracery and embattled transoms at half height; 2 similar windows and one in C14 style to S wall, but all with C19 tracery. C15 S porch, outer doorway with 2-centred head. C15 4-stage tower has diagonal buttresses and pairs of 2-light windows to top stage. W doorway surmounted by restored 3-light window with C15 tracery. Embattled parapets to tower and nave. Interior: octagonal font to nave; remains of painting of St.Christopher to nave N wall; 1707 and 1727 marble wall monuments to nave NE corner; screen C15 but much restored; some C16 pewing; fragment of C15 glass to nave NE window showing the Virgin; 1853 E window initialled by W. Holland of Warwick; organ
case by Pugin (Pevsner p.58) C19 chancel roof, nave roof restored C17.

Listing NGR: TL0807658689

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