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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1320219



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Milton Keynes

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Ravenstone

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 351041

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17.11.66 Church of All Saints.


Parish church. C11 nave, late C12 nave south arcade, mid C13 west tower south aisle widened C14, chancel C14, clerestory C15, nave north wall rebuilt and south or Finch Memorial Chapel added c 1670. Coursed rubblestone with lead roofs. Chancel of 2 bays with south chapel, 3 bay nave and west tower. Intersecting tracery east window, south east chapel has hollow chamfered mullioned and transomed 3-light windows with hood moulds. Clerestory has 3 C15 2-light windows with quatrefoils. South aisle right hand window C17 2-light, C15 jambs, late C17 doorway has eared architraved doorcase with cornice, timber sundial over. C15 2-light window to left, 2-light west window. North wall of nave has 3 buttresses, one dated 1670. Northdoor C14, reused, but C17 doorcase inside. 3 stage west tower with C17 west door and 2-light belfry windows. Interior Arches of 2 chamfered orders into chapel and nave from chancel. South nave arcade of 3 bays, 2 east bays c1200. One square order. Cylindrical east column with capital having shallow leaf ornament springing from interlaced arcading. C14 west bay south aisle roof C15 with moulded principals supported on south side by curved braces, springing from embattled and moulded wood corbels. Intermediate principals and purlins are chamfered and stopped. Chapel roof C17 with moulded main timbers. Piscina and 2-bay sedilia in south aisle, C14, chancel and chapel C17 black and white marble floors, C13 font tapering circular bowl with shallow trefoil headed arcading, C17 wood font cover. In 1670 Sir Henage Finch refitted the church and these furnishings remain. Wainscot panelling in chancel and nave, north and south doorcases eared architraves and cornices, panelled doors, pulpit is hexagonal on pointed ogee base, moulded side panels and large flat sounding board, late C17 reredos in south chapel with commandment panels and above middle panel broken pediment and flaming urn of wood, communion table has twisted legs, communion rails has gates in middle and twisted balusters. Screens into south chapel have double doors, twisted balusters in upper half and moulded cornices, in tower arch close panel screen with panelled doors. Monument in chapel to Sir Henage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, 1621-1682, lord Chancellor. Altar with inscription slabs on sides, arms on ends, Corinthian columns at corners support entablature with panelled soffit, marble curtains, marble reclining effigy. Curved broken pediments.


Listing NGR: SP8505650894

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire Volume Two North, (1913)

National Grid Reference: SP 85051 50896


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