Church of All Saints - Leamington Spa - Spire - clock

This is the Church of All Saints in Leamington Spa.

 

It is Grade II* listed.

 

All Saints Church, Leamington Spa

 

Built in the gothic style in the 19th century, it has been described as "one of the largest Church of England parish churches, rivaling many cathedrals in size." It is located in the centre of the town, just south of the River Leam in what was the old core of the town.

 

Grade II* listing Church of All Saints, Royal Leamington Spa - British Listed Buildings

 

Church. 1843-1869, with later additions and alterations and

incorporating north transept wall of 1825. By JG Jackson, of

Leamington, with the vicar, Dr John Craig; 1867 south transept

by TC Barry; with additions and alterations of 1889, including

chancel screen donated by Sidney Flavel Jr; and additional 2

west bays of nave and south-west porch and tower of 1892-1902

by Sir A Blomfield. 1986 addition of Urquart Room and Parish

Offices to west end of nave. Ashlar with Welsh slate roof.

STYLE: French Gothic.

PLAN: 4-stage south-west tower with porch; 6-bay nave with

clerestory and aisles, nave has north-west turret; 2-bay

transepts, to north transept an entrance, also an east turret

with clock with steeple, and to south transept an entrance

with Galilee porch; apsidal chancel with north Lady Chapel and

south Chapel of All Souls.

EXTERIOR: chamfered plinth, moulded band; stepped buttresses

to aisles and tower; battlements. Tower: west entrance porch

to lower stage: a plank door in hollow-chamfered,

pointed-arched surround with foliage to spandrels and

architrave with traceried decoration; above a 3-light window

to each side. Second stage: band, 2-light windows. Third

stage: band, slits. Fourth stage: band, tall, 2-light belfry

openings, band, low parapet with pinnacles with finials to

angles. Nave: to west end a tall, 5-light window; aisles, 2

windows to west have 4-centred arches, otherwise

pointed-arched, 5-light windows. Clerestorys have 5-light,

pointed-arched windows. Transepts: rose window to each end,

that to south derived from Church of St Ouen, Rouen, that to

north derived from Rouen Cathedral. To east and south ends of

south chapel are tall, 3-light, pointed-arched windows. Apse

has 5 tall 3-light windows.

INTERIOR: balcony to west end. Column clusters to nave and

transepts with treble-chamfered, pointed-arched arcade with

roll-moulding to head. To transepts are 4-centred-arched

openings with traceried frieze above, and within to north-east

a tall pointed arch with double-chamfered, hollow moulding,

containing organ. Carved reredos based on Last Supper. Hammer beam roof. Medieval effigy of an abbot in north porch. Wall

tablets dating back to 1808. Apse stained glass, 1851, by

Chance of Birmingham.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Bath Street was a main street of the C18

village of Leamington.

All Saints Church forms part of a group which includes

Victoria Bridge, Parade, the Royal Pump Room and Baths, Parade

and Victoria Terrace (qqv).

(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Wedgwood A:

Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-1990: 333-4; Cave LF: Royal

Leamington Spa Its History and Development: Chichester: 1988-:

138-140).

 

 

Spire on the church with a clock.

 

Zoom in to the clock face.

 

From Priory Terrace.

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