All Souls, Crockenhill  Church

Image Source: John Vigar

 

All Souls Church is one of those buildings you feel won’t be very exciting – until you get inside! This is a worthwhile church of 1852 built to the designs of Edwin Nash. In plan it is a very simple two cell ragstone box with simple west gallery (reached by a very sturdy staircase) and little ornamentation. The whole building is in thirteenth century style with a hybrid font of 13th c style base and 14c style bowl. The pulpit is of unusual rectangular shape with the words Be swift to hear` along the rim. The east window is signed in the bottom right hand corner by Holland of Warwick. The guidebook suggests all the windows may be by him but they are so different in design that they are probably by Ward and Hughes and William Wailes of Newcastle. The latter is possibly the designer of the 2 south nave windows showing charming depictions of the 6 Parables and 6 Acts of Mercy. To the west of the church is the chunky tomb of Isabella Perceval – quite a stunner in its own way.

 

 

Church Data

 

1851 Census Details

 

Seating Capacity: Not built

Morning Attendance: Not built

Afternoon Attendance: Not built

Evening Attendance: Not built

 

Architecture Details

 

Original Build Date/Architect: Nash 1851

Restoration: -

Second Restoration: -

 

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