SK8608 : Carved capital, All Saints' church, Oakham

taken 2 years ago, near to Oakham, Rutland, Great Britain

Carved capital, All Saints' church, Oakham
Carved capital, All Saints' church, Oakham
Grade I listed

The church has a western tower, nave with north and south aisles and clerestory, transepts, chancel with north and south chapels and south porch.
The church was built on the site of an earlier structure, the font being from around 1180.
The south doorway and porch are the oldest part of the church, dating from the late thirteenth century.

The western tower is from the fourteenth century in the Decorated style, with the aisles continuing either side. The tower has curiously off centred Bell openings. The weathercock is from the early seventeenth century.
The nave is of five bays, and the capitals are carved with figures, a green man, foliage, and biblical scenes. There are also figures carved on the chancel arch. The aisles are of the late thirteenth century.

The Lady Chapel dates from around 1480, and the North Chapel was rebuilt in the second half of the fourteenth century.

The chancel has a 19th-century wooden roof which is stencilled and gilded. There is a carved alabaster reredos.

The church was restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1858, and the east window was rebuilt.

The church has a new organ from 1996.
The west end of the aisles has been converted into a kitchen, toilet and office.


See other images of All Saints' church, Oakham
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Julian P Guffogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SK8608, 439 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 22 February, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 26 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Oakham 
Church (from Tags)
All Saints 
Primary Subject of Photo
Carved Stone 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8606 0890 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.2592N 0:43.7241W
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Carving 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): close look  inside 
This page has been viewed about 9 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register