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IoE Number: 335876
Photographer: Paul Eggleston
Date Photographed: 28 August 2001
Date listed: 29 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 29 March 1968
Grade I

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AST0N-CUM-AUGHTON CHURCH LANE SK48NE (east side) Aston 6/2 Church of All Saints 29.3.68 GV I Church. Late C12 arcades otherwise C14 and C15, chancel rebuilt C19, restoration 1863 by Hadfield. Red sandstone and limestone ashlar, lead and Welsh slate roofs. West tower, 3-bay aisled nave with south porch, 2-bay chancel with south chapel. Decorated and Perpendicular styles. Tower: 3 stages. Chamfered plinth and moulded band. Diagonal, offset, buttresses to lower 2 stages. 3-light west window with restored Perpendicular tracery beneath pointed arch with hoodmould; 2 string courses and offsets beneath 3-light belfry windows with ashlar aprons, louvres, panel tracery and pointed arches with hoodmoulds returning as a string course; crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. North side has blind ogee window beneath 2nd-stage clock. Nave: separately-roofed south aisle with porch to bay 1 having diagonal buttresses flanking pointed-arched doorway with shafted jambs and hoodmould with busts as hoodstops, image niche over and moulded oversailing course returning as side cornice with gargoyles, roll-moulded gable copings. Aisle has moulded plinth and buttresses between 2-light Decorated windows with square heads and hoodstops; moulded oversailing course, roll-moulded parapet copings. Elaborate tracery to 3-light window at east end of aisle. Nave roof of steeper pitch with own parapet and east gable copings. North aisle: later bay overlaps tower; other bays with rubblework raised in ashlar; north door and square-headed 2-light windows with ogee lights and hoodmoulds. Chancel: rebuilt C19 in ashlar limestone. Chamfered plinth and moulded band, painted priest's door and two 2-light windows on south with simple pointed heads and head-carved hoodstops on mould dropped from oversalling course beneath coped parapet. Angle buttresses flank 3-light east window with mouchettes and head-carved stops to hoodmould. Lean-to north vestry with buttress to east of window of 2 lancet lights beneath a quatrefoil. Interior: double-chamfered tower arch. Arcades: cylindrical piers to west and octagonal piers to east having moulded capitals (that to north-west with renewed carving) and double-chamfered round arches with continous hoodmoulds. Chancel arch: chamfered jambs to double-chamfered arch, the inner order on corbels. C19 roofs apart from earlier south-aisle roof with corbels and curved brackets to cambered tie beams with bosses, chamfered purlins and ridge. Fonts late C14; with part of base cut away and with reclining man carved at the foot (Pevsner, plate 29), castellated top with tracery motifs; trefoil-headed piscina in south wall nearby. Stained glass; heraldic glass at east end of south aisle; east window by Heaton, Butler and Bayne. Monuments: wall plaques in south aisle to Thomas Gray and William Mason (d1797)of coade stone with portraits in medallions. Chancel: on north wall the kneeling alabaster figure of Lord John Darcy (d1624) set above his three wives in a later recess with Corinthian columns and open pediment; another plaque to William Mason. Plaque on south wall in Sir Francis Fane (d1680) and wife Elizabeth (dl669), piiastered surround with crest over; 3 other plaques to the Aldersons, rectors in C19.

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