Church Of All Saints

4 Mar 2003
Church Of All Saints, Middle Woodford, Woodford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6NR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


8/260 Church of All Saints 18.2.58 II Anglican parish church. C12, C15, much restored in 1845 by T.H.

Wyatt. Tower, flint and limestone chequerwork, the remainder of building C19 Tisbury stone ashlar incorporating C12 worked stone.

Tiled roofs, lead to aisles. Nave with south porch, short north and south aisles, chancel with north vestry, and C15 west tower with an external stair tower on north side. Nave has pilaster buttresses, and 2-light cusped windows with label hoods. Aisles have offsetting buttresses and 3-light windows. Parapet. Chancel has high set lancets with dripmouldings, all with varied mask terminals. Three-light east window with C19 curvilinear tracery.

Tower is of 2 stages, angle buttresses and 2-light bell openings, crenellated parapet and corner gargoyles. West door and 3-light window over. South porch C19, steeply gabled, with large terminals to four-centred outer arch. C12 inner door with nook shafts and scalloped capitals, and an outer order of arch lozenges, inner of horizontal chevrons. Two centred door set within. Mass dial at high level.

Interior: Nave plastered and flagged. C19 roof of 4 bays; arch braced collars on hammer beams, and shaped wind braces to single purlins. Two bay arcade to each short aisle, that on south C15 hollow sided octagonal columns, capitals and imposts, one with trefoiled niche, and arcade repeated in C19 on north. Chancel arch with robust stiff leaf capitals with dog-tooth band on double shafts. Tower arch C15 with inner shaft and outer hollow chamfer, and arch of two hollow chamfered orders. Chancel, also C19, of 2 bays, similar roof. C15 piscina on south side. Fittings: Font C15. Octagonal with quatrefoiled panels on a tapered base. Pulpit C19, oak, with stone approach steps and low balustrade. Pews, choir stalls and communion rail C19. Tower screen, late C16-early C17, round arched arcade with carved spandrels, wider at centre with a pair of doors. Brackets and plaster coving to a canted panelled gallery over. Monuments: Chancel, north side, Gothic limestone monument by Osmund. To William Bowles of Heale House, died 1826. South side: (a) Long sarcophagus tablet of grey and white marble, damaged, to Canon William Bowles, died 1788, and wife. (b) Tablet of grey and white marbles. Arms in monstrance over, cornice, and shaped apron. To Rev John Wyndham, died 1816.

Nave, north side: White marble tablet on grey, by Osmund. Gabled corniced tablet to William Lawer, died 1813, and wife and son.

North Aisle: Small moulded marble tablet by Croomes, to Mrs Hannah Biggs, a domestic, died 1812, and two terrazzo C20 monuments.

South Aisle: (a) Limestone wall monuments carrying a brass panel with strapwork surround, cornice over carrying arms, plinth below.

To Gerrard Errington of Heale, died 1596. Some painting. (b) Elegant wall monument in Carrara marble. Oak leaves and scrolls flanking panel. Carved frieze, cornice and shaped gable flanked by lamps. Putto on apron and acanthus brackets. To Edward Polhill, died 1759, and sister, died 1782. Brass: In south aisle, a plain brass 1809 to Philip Self, and C20 brasses in north aisle. Small royal arms of George III, painted. Furniture: C17 chest of 5 carved panes and two differing late C17-early C18 half-octagonal tables with arches between turned legs.

(Pevsner, Buildings of England, WILTSHIRE; Churches of South East Wiltshire. RCHM 1987)

Listing NGR: SU1198436142


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0354 IOE Records taken by Gill Cardy; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Gill Cardy. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Cardy, Gill

Rights Holder: Cardy, Gill


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