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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.86 / 52°51'36"N

Longitude: -1.3852 / 1°23'6"W

OS Eastings: 441489

OS Northings: 329349

OS Grid: SK414293

Mapcode National: GBR 7H2.QL4

Mapcode Global: WHDH7.PCKS

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1281625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 82993

Location: Aston upon Trent, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE72

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Aston upon Trent

Built-Up Area: Aston-on-Trent

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Aston-on-Trent All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 42 NW; 4/8

(West Side)

Church of All Saints




Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15 and C16, restored 1853 and
c1870. Coursed, squared stone and rubble stone with chamfered
stone plinth. Shallow-pitched leaded roofs with embattled
parapets to nave and chancel clerestories and tower, plus coved
stringcourse with fine large C15 gargoyles. Plain parapets with
ridgeback copings to aisles. West tower, clerestoried nave with
north and south aisles, lower chancel with short aisle to north,
and north and south porches. Three stage western tower is C12
to first two stages and bell stage over is C15 and slightly
narrower. It has massive stepped angle buttresses to western
corners and to the west elevation there is a flush
semicircular-headed door with C13 double lancet over. North and south
elevations have blank first stages. Above to west is a louvred
late C12 semicircular-headed window with attached nook shafts
and a chevron moulded arch. North and south elevations have
similar windows, that to north much restored and with roll
moulded arch. Above again, west elevation has a flat headed
3-light window with ogee headed lights and over this there is a
C15 pointed 2-light bell opening with cusped panel tracery and
returned hoodmould. Similar opening to all other sides, plus a
metal clock face to north side. Above coved stringcourse has
central gargoyles and embattled parapets have corner steeple
pinnacles. West elevation of north aisle has a pointed 2-light
window with C19 tracery and returned hoodmould, also with a
continuous sill band. Set high up in the wall to south side
there is a Saxon stone carved with interlace decoration, and to
the north corner there is a stepped, gableted angle buttress
with a large angled gargoyle over. North elevation of aisle has
a C19 Early English style gabled porch to west, with double
chamfered doorcase and a C14 cusped ogee headed inner door with
medieval studded wooden door. To east there are two flat-headed
3-light C15 windows with casement moulded surrounds and cusped
headed lights with incised spandrels. To east side of each is a
stepped gableted buttress. Above there are three smaller
similar 2-light clerestory windows. Aisle continues against
chancel to east and has a similar 3-light C15 window with a
large stepped gableted buttress to east and two early C19 slate
memorial plaques to west. Above there are three similar
clerestory windows to those to nave, each partly blocked by the
aisle roof. East elevation of aisle has angled gableted
buttress to north side and a 2-light window with cusped lights
and a relieving arch. Chancel has a 3-light panel tracery east
window with segmental head and returned hoodmould and below
there is a slate memorial of c1746. South elevation of the
chancel has three unusual, very tall C15 2-light; flat-headed
windows with central transoms, the lower section of each with
reticulated type tracery and the upper section with cusped
four-centred arched lights and incised spandrels, all set in a
deeply chamfered moulded surround. Between the eastern two
there is a large stepped buttress and to west, at junction with
the south aisle there is a projecting staircase turret with
stone roof and attached slate plaque of c1759. South nave aisle
has angled corner buttresses to either end and a central stepped
buttress to south elevation. East elevation of aisle has C19
pointed 3-light reticulated tracery window with returned
hoodmould, a copy of the two C14 windows to south elevation of
the aisle, except these have ogee headed hoodmoulds. To west is
a gabled C19 porch similar to that to north aisle and to west
elevation of the aisle there is a C19 2-light reticulated
tracery window. Above there are three C15 2-light clerestory
windows similar to those to north.

INTERIOR has three-bay north
and south arcades with double-chamfered pointed arches on plain
columns with crudely moulded capitals, continuous chamfered
hoodmoulds, and banded spur like corbels to either end. Similar
two-bay arcade to north of chancel and C12 semicircular-headed
chancel arch with nailhead decoration to impost blocks, above
which is a blocked C12 semicircular-headed door. Pointed,
continuously moulded C15 arch with moulded capitals into tower
and small chamfered pointed doorcase to east end of south aisle
against the chancel arch into a spiral staircase to the former
rood screen. Shallow pitched roofs, mostly C19, that to south
aisle supported above the arcade by moulded C18 cornice. South
aisle windows and south chancel windows all have interior
mouldings, those to south aisle also with carved label stops to
hoodmoulds and eastern window also with crocketed nodding ogee
headed niches to base of each jamb. Chancel has a C19 coloured
marble and carved stone reredos and C14 style timber choir
stalls and altar. North arcade has C20 wooden screens across
the arches and beyond to east there is a small blocked pointed
original doorcase. C19 Dec style octagonal stone pulpit has
figures of saints on coloured marble backgrounds to sides on a
tapering stem, also with crocketed, gableted wooden tester over.
The nave has a mixture of original C17 oak pews and C20 copies.
To west end of nave is a C13 stone font with a moulded octagonal
bowl on a circular stem and four colonnettes. In the north
aisle there is an C19 organ.

Throughout the church there are
numerous monuments, the chancel has a small brass memorial in
alabaster surround to Johannes Porter who died 1636 and there is
a carved marble memorial to Guy Winterbottom who died 1917. In
the south aisle to the east end of the staircase is a good,
coloured marble memorial to Leonard Osbrooke, who died 1762,
with classical aedicule and to south there is a c1680 wall
memorial with shouldered surround topped by two sculls, with an
illegible inscription. South wall of the aisle has two slate
and white marble memorials, one with weeping woman to top to
Joseph Walker, who died 1801 and the other with draped urn to
top to Elizabeth Walker who died 1802. West wall has two
similar wall memorials, a very simple one of c1864 and one with
a draped urn to John Cocks who died 1810, signed by Cartwright
of Donington. There is also a carved alabaster plaque to Col
Chandos Pole who died in 1900. Inside the tower to either side
there are three small, simple marble and slate memorials, all to
the Roby family, dating from about 1840 to 1860. There is also
presentation of the clock in 1890 in memory of Edward Holden of
Aston Hall. To south side of the tower arch there is a brass
roll of honour and to the north there is early C19 marble
memorial. The west end of the north aisle has two wall
memorials, one in slate c1837 and the other with marble plaque
in slate gothick aedicule to James Sutton of about c1830. To
east there is a large collection of memorials including an early
C15 alabaster chest tomb with two life size effigies and base
decorated with angels holding shields. Above this is a c1777
wall memorial to Mary Shuttleworth with decorated oval plaque
topped by draped urn on bracketed cornice and another to Antonia
Clowes who died 1849, which has a white dove set against a slate
background and is signed by White of London. To east there is a
simple plaque with an elaborate shield above to Jacob
Shuttleworth who died in 1744 and below is an oval slate
memorial with draped urn over, to Rosamond Holden who died 1820.
There is also a small C17 plaque in plain surround with a large
painted achievement over and an illegible inscription. To west
there are two memorials to the Holden family, one of 1821 with
carved book to the top and the other of 1862 with a pointed
aedicule. On the opposite wall there are two slate and white
marble memorials, both with draped urns to the top, one to
Elizabeth Holden who died 1795, the other to Mary Shuttleworth
who died 1791. In the vestry beyond to east is one memorial to
Nathaniel Johnson of c1830 and a slate plaque to the sons of
John Rolleston who died between 1741 and 1763.

In the chancel
there is a small brass plaque recording the refurbishing of the
chancel in 1873. All the stained glass is C19, that to all the
chancel windows mid C19 and non-figurative, except the east
window which is of c1873. The west window of the south aisle,
the lancets in the tower and two of the north aisle windows are
also mid C19 and non-figurative with patterns of very brightly
coloured glass. The eastern window of the north aisle is dated
1848. The two south facing south aisle windows both have
figurative stained glass of c1917 and the two western north
aisle windows have similar late C19 glass.

Listing NGR: SK4148929349

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