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Listed Building: ALL SAINTS CHURCH (1281370)

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Grade II*
Authority Historic England
Volume/Map/Item 468, 2, 66
Date assigned Thursday, January 19, 1967
Date last amended


SParish church. 1713, built for William Coke of Trusley Hall, chancel altered and vestry added c1900. Red brick with vitrified headers and stone dressings and rusticated quoins. Plain stone plinth with chamfered copings, moulded stone stringcourse at eaves level and moulded stone copings to flush parapets. Leaded nave roof hidden by parapets and steeply pitched, plain tile chancel roof with stone coped east gable. Nave roof has small square western bellcote with rusticated quoins, small raised semi-circular headed louvred bell openings to all sides and moulded stringcourse and copings to parapets, also an original lead gutter with hopper head dated 1713 and decorated with Coke coat of arms. Two bay nave with lower chancel and north vestry. West elevation has central semi-circular headed window with staff moulded inner edge, raised fillet to outer edge, raised impost blocks and keystone which also has a moulded top. Above is the bellcote. North elevation has large semi-circular headed central window with similar detailing to west window. To east is the north vestry, in similar style to rest of church, with rusticated stone quoins, semi-circular headed north window and east door, both with similar detailing to north window. Vestry also has plain west door. East window and two south nave windows, of similar design and size as north window. South chancel window of similar design, but smaller and flanked to either side by attached stone plaques to the Walker family of 1792, 1815 and 1840. Beyond the two nave windows to west is another original lead gutter, held on by brackets with embossed plaques of suns and swans, the crests of the Coke and Balliden families. It also has an elaborately decorated hopper head dated 1713. Immediately to the west is the impressive original doorcase with its original raised and fielded panelled door. It has a large open swan-necked pediment with central achievement over a triglyphed frieze with bucranium and circles, and plain pilasters with harebells and wild strawberry flowers to capitals. The actual doorcase is of similar design to the windows, ie: with semi-circular head and with raised imposts and keystone etc. Interior has low segmental arches into the chancel and at the west end of nave, across the full width of the nave. Behind the western one are two projecting walls supporting the bellcote above. Also to west end of nave is a C20 organ to north and below the bellcote is the original C18 alabaster font with polygonal stem on scrolled feet, supporting the circular bowl with oak leaf decoration, also with oak cover. Adjacent to south by the door is an engraved qlass screen installed c1970 by the Coke family. The nave roof also has shields of Coke family on the central bosses of the tie beams. East end of nave has superb triple decker pulpit with large octagonal tester. Nave has all its original. raised and fielded panelled oak box pews and the chancel has its original turned and carved baluster altar rails. Chancel also has various re-set slabstones to the Coke family to the south wall; these include one to Franciscus Coke and family of c1639, another with incised figure of lady with ruff to Briget Curzon of c1638 and one to Guilicum Coke of cl699. To north side of chancel are two early C19 slate and marble wall memorials, Nave has nine hatchments, seven of the Coke family dated 1713 to 1841, one to Edward gilmot of 1748, and one a royal coat of anus inscribed AR. It also has three C18 slate and marble wall memorials, one to Samual Davison of c1770, and the other two to the Coke family. Two south nave windows have C20 stained glass and east window as C19 stained glass. Also in the church are fragments of the original altar cloth and a maidens' garland. Listing NGR: SK2535735533

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Grid reference SK 25357 35533 (point)
Map sheet SK23NE

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Aug 29 2007 10:35AM

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