SK8608 : All Saints' Church in Oakham

taken 7 months ago, near to Oakham, Rutland, Great Britain

All Saints' Church in Oakham
All Saints' Church in 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.

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Date Taken
Monday, 24 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 June, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 860 089 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.2591N 0:43.7152W
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