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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

List entry Number: 1382704

Location

CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, BILLESLEY

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireStratford-on-AvonDistrict AuthorityBillesley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 05-Apr-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483089

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Details

BILLESLEY

SP15NW Church of All Saints 1931-1/1/9 05/04/67

GV I

Church, now redundant. C12 origin, rebuilt in 1692; C18 alterations. Coursed blue lias rubble with ashlar dressings; steeply pitched old tile roof. STYLE: Classical. PLAN: 2-bay nave with east apse, west porch and south transept, originally private pew. EXTERIOR: apse has plain plaster cornice; round-headed window has moulded sill, imposts and key block to architrave and leaded glazing. Nave has quoins, moulded cornice and coped west gable; north side has 2 round-headed windows as apse flanking blocked medieval pointed entrance; south side has windows flanking gabled transept with urns to kneeler and finial incorporating stack above keyed oculus, blocked entrance to west return has rusticated surround. West end has gabled porch with quoins, urn finial and small ball finial to left kneeler; entrance has thin projecting jambs and segmental pointed arch, wooden gate and inner wooden benches and entrance with flat arch over panelled door; window interrupted by porch has eared architrave, frieze and cornice, wooden spandrels forming round head, enriched round panel above; louvred bell turret has cornice and original ogival lead cupola and weathervane. INTERIOR: some re-used C12 masonry including some herringbone work; ceiled roof and moulded elliptical arch to apse, which has vault; similar round arch to transept, which has angle bolection-moulded fireplace. FITTINGS: stalls to north side and priest's desk and pews to south, probably C18, have similar balusters to fronts; box pews to west end and C17 west gallery with fielded panelling and benches, winding stair with stick balusters. Simple octagonal font, probably C17 with C19 recutting, with flared base. CARVING: transept has ex-situ carved stones: tympanum, Herefordshire school c1140, man attacked by snake and dragon and aided by dove; stone with carving to 3 sides, Anglo-Saxon tree motif and tile pattern, probably Harrowing of Hell c1150. A good example of a C17 church serving the small community round Billesley Manor, the village having been deserted by the C15. Vested in the Redundant Churches Fund. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 93; Victoria County Histories: Styles P: Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire: 1945-: 61).



Listing NGR: SP1476156819

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 93
Styles, P, The Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire, (1945), 61

National Grid Reference: SP 14762 56816

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