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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: 1039598



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Turvey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 13-Jul-1964

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 431164

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SP 9452-9552 29/620

TURVEY, HIGH STREET (north side), Parish Church of All Saints,




Medieval parish church with additions and alterations 1852-1854 by Sir G. G. Scott. His work has been called "the finest mid-Victorian ecclesiastical ensemble in Bedfordshire" (McHardy). Church consists of nave, chancel, W. tower, N. and S. aisles and S. porch. W. part of the nave has remains of probably Saxon work as does the base of the tower. Tower arch and central stages are Early English; the parapet and pyramid roof, Victorian. The nave is mainly C13 with the N. arcade added early C14 and the nave extended. Most of the windows were reworked by Scott. C15 clerestorey and fine angel roof. S. porch is also C15. It was originally vaulted. S. doorway has good C13 ironwork similar to that at Leighton Buzzard and Eaton Bray. The chancel was rebuilt by Scott 1852-54. In a recess in the S. aisle is an early C14 painting of the Crucifixion. There is an impressive collection of monuments. Two C15 brasses in the S. chapel. In the S. aisle a tomb-chest of Sir John Mordaunt 1506. Between chancel and S. chapel, one of the most important Tudor monuments in the county (Pevsner), to the first Lord Mordaunt 1560. It is by T. Kirby. Alabaster effigies and stone surround. Coupled Roman Doric columns and an arch decorated with chains of squares and circles. Victories in the spandrels. The upper storey has two caryatids. Also 2nd Lord Mordaunt and his two wives. Effigies lie side by side, but he is raised higher than his wives. 3rd Lord Mordaunt 1601. An unusual tomb- chest with a black cloth of stone hanging dawn like a pall and the inscription in white on it.

Listing NGR: SP9403352545

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National Grid Reference: SP 94033 52545


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