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IoE Number: 129496
Photographer: Dr Robert Slade
Date Photographed: 10 August 2001
Date listed: 26 November 1958
Date of last amendment: 26 November 1958
Grade II*

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SOMERFORD KEYNES SOMERFORD KEYNES VILLAGE SU 09 NW 8/197 Church of All Saints 26.11.58 GV II* Anglican parish church. Saxon foundation c685, largely rebuilt early C13, tower of c1710-13, restored 1875 by Waller including building of north aisle. Coursed and tooled stone with some snecking and flush quoins, sprocketed stone slate roof with coped verges and saddlestones with cross finials. West tower, nave with south porch, chancel, with north aisle. Tower of 3 stages with offsets, embattled parapet and corner pinnacles, and stepped buttresses up to 2nd stage. Twin round-arched louvred belfry lights on top stage to all sides, similar window on second stage to west with large 3-light Perpendicular window below and small segmental headed doorway. Saxon doorway in aisleless section of north wall of nave, very narrow with stilted arch carried on stepped corbels. Two-light windows to nave and chancel, some restored, with priest's door between the 2 chancel windows on south side, and C19 three-light lancet to east. Interior: nave roof of 5 bays with braced collar beams with struts to principal rafters, and 2 tiers of arched wind bracing. Arcade on north side is Early English, 2 bays to nave, one to chancel. North aisle contains large black and white marble monument with reclining effigy to Robert Straung (Strange), died 1654. Chancel has sedilia and C13 piscina, C15 screen. (David Verey, Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds, 1979; Geoffrey Gibbon, Through the Saxon Door - the story of Somerford Keynes, 1969).

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