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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Marsworth, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8225 / 51°49'20"N

Longitude: -0.6667 / 0°40'0"W

OS Eastings: 491991

OS Northings: 214603

OS Grid: SP919146

Mapcode National: GBR F48.L9F

Mapcode Global: VHFRP.DGD7

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 18 October 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1161002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42076

Location: Marsworth, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP23

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Marsworth

Built-Up Area: Marsworth

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Marsworth

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


6/91 Church of All Saints



Parish church. Late C12 S. aisle, formerly nave, C14 nave, chancel and
S. chapel. C15 alterations and W. tower, the latter incorporating older
masonry. All very much restored 1882-91 by Rev. F.W. Ragg who was
also responsible for the decoration of the chancel. Limestone,
clunch and flint,mostly chequered. Lead roofs except for tiled
chancel. W. tower of 3 stages has plinth, angle buttresses and
rebuilt parapet. 2-light traceried openings to bell-chamber, paired
except to south. S. side has cusped niche to second stage, W. side
has 3-light cusped window over doorway with old moulded surround and
C19 carved spandrels. Nave has battlemented parapet, C19 corbel table
with carved fleurons, and octagonal turret for rood-loft stairs at
E, end. Perpendicular windows, 3-light to left, 2-light to right.
C19 N. porch. Chancel is of rubble stone and has elaborate C19 4-light
traceried window. S. aisle has battlemented parapet, 3-light
Perpendicular window to right, much restored, and C19 gabled timber
porch with tiled roof. S. chapel has parapet with C19 carved friezes,
a 4-light traceried window to E., and 2 3-light windows to S., the left
with Y tracery, the right Perpendicular. Interior: Tower arch is
triple chamfered, the inner orders on semi-octagonal piers with C13
stiff-leaf capitals. Tower also contains other fragments of old
masonry. 3-bay arcade between nave and S. aisle has double
chamfered arches, broach- stopped, on octagonal piers with
moulded caps and bases. 4-centred arched openings to rood loft and
stairs in nave. S. aisle has arched recess in S. wall. Both nave and
aisle have C15-C16 roofs, restored, with moulded cross beams. Arches to
chancel, and chapel were remodelled C19 and rest on shaft corbels with
richly carved foliage bases and caps, those to chancel with carved heads
of virtues. Chancel has similar ornamental shafts to each corner and
centre of N. wall. Other C19 decoration of chancel includes arched panels
filled with carved foliage ornament along N. wall and in window reveals,
and blind trefoil arcade above choir stalls. 2 arches to S. chapel
are similar to nave arcade, the E. arch old, the other totally
restored. Elaborate cusped piscina in S. chapel. C19 fittings, the
pulpit on a re-sited C14 stone capital carved with angels. Monuments:
altar tomb in S. chapel with carved alabaster panels, pilasters with
incised figures on black marble tablets, and brass panel at one end
with scene of reclining knight surrounded by mourning family, signed
"Evesham fecit"; parts of brass to Nicholas? and family 1585; brass to
Edmond West; marble wall tablets to members of the Seare family
1773, 1792 and 1807.
RCHM II p. 193-5.

Listing NGR: SP9199114603

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