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© Mr Derek E. Wharton

IoE Number: 224279
Photographer: Mr Derek E. Wharton
Date Photographed: 26 March 2002
Date listed: 16 April 1955
Date of last amendment: 16 April 1955
Grade I

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HONINGCROSTWIGHTTG 32 NW6/65Church of All Saints16.4.55-I

HONING CROSTWIGHT TG 32 NW 6/65 Church of All Saints 16.4.55 - I Parish church. Substantially early C14, restored C19. Flint (partly knapped) with ashlar dressings. Nave roof of black glazed pantiles, chancel of thatch. West tower, nave and chancel. 2 stage tower, the top stage removed 1910. Diagonal western buttresses. Pointed lancet west window. Small rectangular ringing chamber windows. Stairs at north-west corner. Triangular-headed window on east face below old roof line. Low pyramid roof to tower, tiled, of 1910. Square south porch with diagonal buttresses. Chamfered entrance arch on semi-circular responds with crenellated capitals and polygonal bases. This arch of rendered brick. Over arch a niche left and right. Plain parapet with roll moulded top. One arched lancet left of porch. 2 restored Y tracery windows to right separated by stepped buttress, repeated in north nave wall. Brick eaves cornice to nave. Eastern nave gable head on carved heads. South chancel wall pierced by 2 2-light trefoiled square-headed windows, between which are arched priests' door and wall monument to John Watts 1709 : square base below coved set-back inscription panel with architrave standing on scrolled bases. Brick dentiled chancel eaves. Diagonal east buttresses flank 3-light C14 elongated reticulated east window. One 2-light Y traceried north chancel window. North nave door with roll and chamfer mouldings. Interior. Double chamfered tower doorway. Double chamfered chancel arch with polygonal reponds and capitals. C19 scissor braced nave roof and similar chancel roof, but of heavier timbers. C13 octagonal font. Central Purbeck marble column and bowl with 8 subsidiary stone columns. Facets of bowl with 2 incised arches. Excellent late C14 wall paintings on north nave wall. To left of north doorway Annunication to The Virgin, to right of door St. Christopher. To east between nave windows the Scenes of the Passion, some no longer decipherable. These extend into jamb of eastern nave window. C15 chancel screen of 3 bays right and left of cusped ogeed central opening. Ogeed lights above dado mainly of C19. Dado with quatrefoils in base of each panel and cusped and sub-cusped arches at top in the spandrels of which are carvings of winged angels, animals, sacred heart and other subjects.

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