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Re: All Saints, West Stourmouth
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 20:40:53 »
More of a shame is the fact that such a fantastic church in such a lovely place is on the redundant church list under the guardianship of the Churches Conservation Trust.

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Re: All Saints, West Stourmouth
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 20:27:48 »
Thank you for the information, it is a shame that it isn't being used!

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Re: All Saints, West Stourmouth
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 15:57:44 »
The official listing description of the building relates to it as:

'Schoolhouse, sometime library. Mid C19. Yellow brick and slate roof. One storey on plinth with kneelered parapet gabled roof with large gables on left and right return each with small lancets. Three chamfered-light windows on return elevations, and rib and stud door on west front in four centred arched doorway in gabled porch. Marked on the O.S. maps as a library, now derelict.'

I do remember it being up for sale in the not too distant past with the plot of land behind? Don't know what happened to the sale as nothing appears to have been done.

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Re: All Saints, West Stourmouth
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 21:55:55 »
Does anyone know what the small building next to it is?

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All Saints, West Stourmouth
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 21:49:22 »


This church was built during the Saxon period however it was rebuilt in 1382 due to serious damage from an earthquake.  The building is small with a south aisle, nave, chancel and a small wooden bell tower.



There is a 15th century porch with its original door, piscina/stoups, one blocked up original window and early stained glass windows.  One of these incorporates medieval glass and some were made by an incumbent vicar.



At the west of the church are some very decorative Victorian pews, there are also some box pews still remaining here.





The timber beams at this end of the church were installed in the 14th century to support the weight of the tower and its bells.







Separating the Nave and Chancel is the remains of a 15th century Rood Screen.















 

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