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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: 1274447



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


District: Central Bedfordshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Southill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Oct-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 415252

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13/254 Parish Church of All 31.10.66 Saints


Parish church. C14 and C15 details, mostly reworked 1814. Coursed ironstone rubble, with dressings in ironstone and limestone, alterations and additions in red brick. Some areas rendered. Chancel, nave, N aisle, S aisle, S porch, tower. Chancel: 3-light C15 E window, 5-light window (also C15) and pointed arched single light to S, all reworked. Blocked pointed-arched doorway to S. Chancel heightened in brick. Adjoining to N is sepulchral vault to the Byng- family, of rendered brick with round-headed doorway to E. C19 chancel arch. Nave: pointed arched 5-bay arcades, with additional half bays to W, apparently C19. Clerestory, in brick, has 4 windows per side, all of 2 lights under 4- centred head, with wood frames. N aisle: 2 5-light C15 windows (reworked), C15 doorway with pointed head, and early C14 pointed-arched 3-light window. Pointed doorway to W end. Doorway to E leading to Byng vault. S aisle: 4 3- light C15 windows, again with reworked tracery. Blocked pointed doorway to E end, blocked pointed-arched window to W end. S porch: gabled, with pointed- arched entrance and angle buttresses. Chancel, nave, aisle and porch all have plain parapets. W tower: C15, 3 stages, with square buttresses to E angles, clasping buttresses to W angles, and embattled parapet in brick. Pairs of 2- light windows to each side of top stage, some small single lights to lower stages. W elevation has pointed arched door with a square head and traceried spandrels, surmounted by 3-light window. Tower arch blocked. Interior: roofs and seating all C19. Font, 1937 by Sir Albert Richardson. Variety of floor and wall monuments. Chancel memorials include floor slabs to John Nodes d.1666, Sir John Kelynge d.1680, and Mary Upwood d.1687. N aisle wall monuments include one of white marble with draped urn to Lucy Waller d.1797, and one of polychrome marble with urn and festoons against an obelisk to John Ringstead d.1738, his wife Ann d.1757, and 5 children. S aisle monuments include a polychrome marble tablet with urn and consoles, to Edward Dilly d.1779, and a grey marble aedicule with broken segmental pediment and foliate apron, to Nathanael Fowler d.1710. Byng vault includes George Viscount Torrington, Rear Admiral of Great Britain, d.1732, and Admiral John Byng, executed 1757.

Listing NGR: TL1458742231

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National Grid Reference: TL 14587 42231


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