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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Coleshill, Swindon, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6423 / 51°38'32"N

Longitude: -1.6611 / 1°39'40"W

OS Eastings: 423546

OS Northings: 193776

OS Grid: SU235937

Mapcode National: GBR 5VS.T16

Mapcode Global: VHC0K.5Z6D

Plus Code: 9C3WJ8RQ+WH

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 21 November 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251497

Location: Coleshill, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, SN6

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Coleshill

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Coleshill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Description

SU 2393
6/36

COLESHILL
Church of All Saints

21/11/66

GV

II*
Parish church. Originally late C12 with alterations and additions circa 1300, mid C14 and mid C15. Restored and further altered in 1715, 1750, 1780-88 and the late C19. Coursed rubble stone to nave, larger squared and dressed stone in uneven courses to the chancel, transept and lower stage of the tower, ashlar for stair turret and top two stages of the tower. Gabled stone tiled roofs with dressed stone copings. Two bay nave, one bay chancel, west tower, south porch, south transept and north aisle.

Perpendicular west tower of three storeys with diagonal buttresses moulded string courses, two-light cusped bell openings with Somerset tracery and dripstones. Gargoyles on string course below moulded embattled parapet with pinnacles. Two storey polygonal stair turret to south east. Perpendicular west window of three lights with cusped heads, dripstone and carved label stops. West door with a four-centred arch set in a flat headed hoodmould with carved label stops and mouchettes in the spandrels. Regency Gothic wooden door with 'y' tracery panels. Decorated south porch of two storeys with a gabled roof, diagonal buttresses with a sundial set into the south west buttress and one- and two-light ogee headed lancets. C19 gable coping and cross finial. The porch entrance is a plain, moulded pointed arch dying into its imposts. Early English south door with a rounded trefoiled head. Good C19 ironwork on plank door. Decorated south transept with south three-light recut original window and one purely C19 cusped lancet. One C19 two-light window to south wall of chancel, a large C18 quatrefoil window to east wall and one C19 lancet and one original Decorated lancet, blocked, to north wall. North aisle has late C19 windows of three lights with curvaceous Perpendicular tracery and a quatrefoiled parapet.

INTERIOR: a tall, plainly moulded arch to west tower under which a vault was planned,- the springers survive but the ringing stage has a timbered floor. The nave has a south arcade of Transitional columns and flat leaved capitals with later double chamfered arches and a north arcade of late C13 character with round abaci and double chamfered arches. C19 gallery above south porch. Double chamfered chancel arch on dying imposts. 1788 east window set within C19 Early English shafts and capitals. Perpendicular roofs throughout with braced tie beams on plain stone corbels supporting rafters. Stained glass in east window inserted in 1788 depicting the Nativity, brought from Angers. Good early C20 stained glass in south transept window.

Fine monument on the south wall of the chancel to Sir Henry Pratt, died 1647 and his wife. White and black marble. Two effigies, she recumbent and below, he semi-reclining, a little above. Repaired in 1831. Also on the south wall of the chancel, a pyramidal marble monument with cherubs and an oval portrait medallion to Viscountess Folkestone who died in 1751 by Michael Rysbrack. On north wall of chancel an alternated Gothic canopy by Coade and Seely of 1812 to Mark Stuart Pleydell. C18 box pews survive in the south transept.

Listing NGR: SU2354693776

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