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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Wing, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8948 / 51°53'41"N

Longitude: -0.7221 / 0°43'19"W

OS Eastings: 488029

OS Northings: 222582

OS Grid: SP880225

Mapcode National: GBR D22.48L

Mapcode Global: VHDTT.FMLS

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 18 October 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350841

Location: Wing, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Wing

Built-Up Area: Wing

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wing with Grove

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


6/95 Church of All Saints


Parish. church. Originally C10 with nave, N. aisle, chancel and crypt
surviving from this period. Probably built for Aelfgifa,
sister-in-law to King Eadgar. S. aisle rebuilt C14. C15 S. porch,W. tower
and clerestory. N. porch rebuilt C19, and church restored 1848-9, 1893-4
and 1939-40. Coursed Limestone and greensand rubble, dressed stone
parapets, lead roofs. W. tower of 3 stages has battlemented parapet
with carved gargoyles, angle buttresses, moulded plinth and 3-light
traceried openings to bell-chamber. W. side has large 4-light traceried
perpendicular window, smaller 2-light window above, and door in 2-centred
arch with blind tracery to spandrels. Nave has 4-bay clerestory of
2-light traceried windows with flat heads, the W. bay having taller
windows with depressed arches, and battlemented parapet with carved stone
figures below. Aisles have plain parapets with similar carved figures.
S. aisle has regular C15 traceried windows, 3 2-light to S., one to W.,
and 3-light to E. Irregular C15 2- and 3-light windows to N. aisle, with
3-light Perpendicular window over blocked C10 arch at E. end. Porches
have plain parapets, 2-centred arches and a pair of 2-light traceried
windows to each side. N. arch has ornamental fleurons. S. porch is
more elaborate with crocketted finials, carved animal figures below
parapet, and carved heraldic angels and foliage to spandrels. Seven-
sided apse, each side having blind semi-circular arch on narrow angle
pilasters with gable motif above and altered parapet. N. and S.
sides each have 3-light cusped window, E. side has higher 3-light traceried
window with transom. S.side also has off-side lancet and entry to
crypt. Crypt is roughly vaulted with ambulatory around small central
chamber. Interior: Tall moulded tower arch on piers with attached shafts.
Nave has 3 bays of unmoulded semi-circular C10 arches on large rectangular
piers with off-set imposts. W. bay has smaller C10 arches above main
arcade, probably oncethe entrances to a W. gallery, one now blocked.
4tn bay to E. was altered C13, and has double chamfered arches. 4-centred
arch to rood-loft in S. wall. E. wall of nave has C10 window with 2
round arches on central column with cushion capital. Fine C15 nave roof
with moulded tie and cross beams,carved bosses, carved angel king-posts
and alternately tall and short carved figure corbels. Aisle roofs
also C15 with moulded beams. S. aisle has screened chapel with arched
door and stairs to rood-loft. Wide C10 chancel arch, similar to nave
arcade. Chancel has C15 pillar piscina with semi-octagonal shaft. Fittings:
C15 octagonal font with quatrefoil panels containing instruments of the
passion; early C17 pulpit with carved arcaded panels; medieval chest;
pews mostly C15-C16, restored; C15-C16 screens to S. chapel and chancel,
that to nave much restored,those to chapel with elaborate cusping;
medieval board and stud doors; panel of C14 glass in S. chapel; glass
by Kempe, 1901, in chancel. Monuments: fine classical monument to
Sir Robert Dormer 1552, consisting of sarcophagus carved with bucrania and
swags, small brass inscription panels, and canopy with ornately moulded
entablature on paired Corinthian columns; chancel has large wall
monuments, one to Sir William Dormer and wife 1590 with recumbent effigies,
the other to his son , Sir Robert, and wife, early C17, with kneeling
figures, both monuments with kneeling children, elaborate surrounds and
railings; marble wall tablet in nave to Anna Sophia Dormer 1694/5
with bust in niche and mourning putti; also marble tablet to Henry
Fynes 1758 with carved putto unveiling urn; other late C17 and C18 wall
tablets; brass to Thomas Cotes, 1648, porter of Ascott Hall.
RCHM II p. 331-335.

Listing NGR: SP8803222586

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