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©  Helmut Schulenburg

IoE Number: 483251
Photographer: Helmut Schulenburg
Date Photographed: 24 September 2004
Date listed: 05 April 1967
Date of last amendment: 05 April 1967
Grade I

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WESTON-ON-AVON SP1551 Church of All Saints 1931-1/8/172 05/04/67 GV I Church. Late C15 nave and chancel (nave slightly later), with late C17/early C18 south porch; south aisle destroyed, probably in C17; restored 1899. MATERIALS: dressed blue lias, partly covered in pebbledash, with ashlar dressings; renewed and old tile roof. PLAN: 2-bay chancel, 4-bay nave with west tower and south porch. EXTERIOR: chancel has pebbledash, later gabled diagonal buttresses with tiled gablets, quoins and coped gable; 3-light Perpendicular east window has hood-mould with roundel stops; north side has straight-headed 3-light double-chamfered mullioned window with cusped lights; similar window to south, probably renewed in C17, to east of priest's doorway with 3-centred head, C17 relief decoration to arch and label mould, plank door with fleur-de-lys ends to strap hinges. Nave has moulded plinth and off-set buttresses, one diagonal buttress to north-east and south-west; cornice and crenellated parapet with continuous roll moulding and gargoyles, pinnacles missing; north side has Tudor-arched entrance with wide hollow-chamfer and is blocked, triple-chamfered mullioned windows of 3 plus 3 cusped lights with hollow-chamfered mullions and double-chamfered king mullions; south side has entrance with 4-centred head in hollow-chamfered architrave and old door with feather battens, set in hipped porch with segmental-headed arch, which has ex-situ scratch dial to jamb. 3- plus 3-light window to west; 2 pointed arches with continuous hollow-chamfers to east with inserted C17 pegged wooden 4-light transomed windows, no crenellations above and wall monument below to Mary Medes, d.1708, has bolection-moulded inscription panel and pediment; south-east squint with 2 small cusped lights. Tower has alternate narrow courses, moulded plinth and diagonal buttresses; cornice and crenellations similar to nave, with 4 gargoyles; 4-light west window with Perpendicular tracery; 2-light double-chamfered mullioned bell-openings with cusped lights and louvres; north-east stair turret with cusped light. INTERIOR: chancel has roof ceiled over collars, squint has 2 blocked quatrefoils visible below lights; 3-centred chancel arch has continuous hollow chamfers. Nave has roof with ovolo-moulded tie beams and purlins; 4-centred tower arch has Tudor-headed doorway to right with wide-boarded door; rough beams to upper floor of tower. FITTINGS: chancel has C17 wainscoting to east bay; c1923 altar rail has turned balusters; plain early C20 stalls with enriched friezes and fleurons. Nave has simple wainscoting; timber pulpit on coved base has linenfold panelling; floor to south-east has medieval encaustic tiles of Stonleigh patterns with heraldic and foliate designs, floor to north-east has some fragments of incised stones and part of indent for brass; C19 octagonal font with tracery panels; plain pews have vine, oak, thistle etc trail patterns to backs. 1960 organ to tower. MEMORIALS: chancel has brasses to Sir John Grevill, d.1546, and Sir Edward Grevill, d.1559 flanking altar, both with figure in armour on inscription panel; 3 early C19 wall tablets to members of the Adkins family of Milcote. STAINED GLASS: window in nave has lozenge quarries with boats with canopies, possibly an heraldic badge. (Victoria County Histories: Styles P: Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire: 1945-: 200 FF; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 468-9).

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