Clifton – All Saints

Clifton - All Saints

The church of All Saints, Clifton is situated to the north of the village on Church Street leading from Clifton to Stanford. On-street parking is not a problem in Church Street.


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The church consists of a chancel and nave with a north aisle and north chapel with a vestry to the north. There is a west tower and south porch leading into the nave. The chancel is around 21 feet long by 16 wide and the nave adds 39 feet by about 23 feet. The north aisle is of the same length as the nave and is 17 feet wide. The north chapel matches the length of the chancel and around 18 feet wide. The tower is 14 feet square and about 60 feet tall.

Clifton - All Saints. South aisle window.

The south aisle has a single three-light window with trefoil heads under ogee heads and quatrefoil tracery under a two centred arch with carved corbels.

Below and to the east is a small blocked low window originally intended to light the south aisle altar.

Clifton - All Saints. South aisle blocked window.
Clifton - All Saints. South porch.

The south porch has singe light trefoiled windows to east and west.

The doorway has a modern figure in a cinquefoiled niche with flanking pinnacles.

Clifton - All Saints. South porch carving.
Clifton - All Saints. South aisle, south-west window.

The remaining window in the south aisle is a two-light cinquefoiled window under a square head.

Clifton - All Saints. Tower from the south.

The embattled west tower is in three stages. On the south side under the clock face is a two-light cinquefoiled window under a square head.

The belfry windows are of two-lights under four-centred arches.

The west window has three uncusped lights under a four-centred arch.

The stair turret in the north east corner is accessed from the outside.

Clifton - All Saints. West window.
Clifton - All Saints. North aisle.

The north aisle is all modern and has a high west window of two trefoiled lights with a cinequefoil design above, all in a modern arch.

Clifton - All Saints. North aisle, west window.
Clifton - All Saints. North aisle, north-east window.

The north wall has three windows, the outer two are of three lights whilst the middle is of two.

All are modern tracery.

Clifton - All Saints. North aisle, middle window.

The east wall of the north aisle, above the north chapel has a modern two-light trefoiled window with cinquefoil design above.

Clifton - All Saints. North aisle, east window.
Clifton - All Saints. East end.

The north chapel has a sloping roof on a slightly different angle to that of the chancel and is much lower than the north aisle behind.

There is a single three-light trefoiled window, again in modern stone.

Clifton - All Saints. North chapel, east window.
Clifton - All Saints. East window.

The east window is of five trefoiled lights under net tracery featuring an extensive quatrefoil design. The glass is modern.

Clifton - All Saints. Chancel from the south.

The south wall of the chancel has two two-light windows surrounding the priest's door.

The eastern window is of cinquefoil design whilst the western is trefoiled.

Clifton - All Saints. Chancel, south-east window.
Clifton - All Saints. Chancel, south-west window.

The western has a small two-light trefoiled window below.

The door is in a plain pointed arch.

Clifton - All Saints. Chancel, priest's door.