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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Rackenford, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9518 / 50°57'6"N

Longitude: -3.6375 / 3°38'14"W

OS Eastings: 285075

OS Northings: 118211

OS Grid: SS850182

Mapcode National: GBR L9.NBBN

Mapcode Global: FRA 368L.GQH

Plus Code: 9C2RX927+P2

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 20 February 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1325445

English Heritage Legacy ID: 97390

Location: Rackenford, North Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Rackenford

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Rackenford All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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SS 81 NE
6/40 Church of All Saints
- I
Parish church. Possibly C13 fabric to chancel, nave rebuilt and north aisle and
west tower added in late C15 or early C16. South wall of nave rebuilt 1827.
Restoration of 1900. Random stone rubble, entirely rendered except for west tower.
Slate roofs.
Plan: west tower, nave, north aisle and chancel.
Exterior: west tower of 3 stages, with diagonal buttresses, north-east stair turret
and low embattled parapet. 2-light pointed arched bell-openings to each face.
Fenestration mainly of 1900 restoration, Perpendicular style. West window of 3
lights above pointed arched doorway. 3 light and single light window to nave.
Priest's door has single light windows to each side, that to left ogee-headed, that
to right cusped headed; both with iron stanchions and saddle bars. 3-light windows
to east end of chancel and north aisle.
Interior: continuous north arcade of 4 bays with piers of Pevsner 'A' type and
standard capitals with abstract ornamentation. Ceiled wagon-roofs to nave and north
aisles that to nave is particularly fine has every alternate rib supported by angel
figures standing on corbels. Large carved bosses at the intersections. Plastered
barrel vault to chancel with moulded plaster cornice. C18 communion rails with
alternating barley twist and straight turned balusters. Large octagonal
Perpendicular font with tracery motifs. C19 nave seating.

Listing NGR: SS8507818213

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