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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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ST 81288 77569


NETTLETON WEST KINGTON ST 87 NW 2/385 Church of St. Mary 20.12.60 GV II*

Anglican Parish Church, C13 and C15 West tower, otherwise rebuilt 1856 by S. B. Gabriel of Bristol. Rubble stone with stone tiled roofs. Fine 3 stage tower with top stage similar to those at Yatton Keynell and Burton (Nettleton). South stair projection up to 2nd stage. 2-light Y-tracery west window to first stage, small single light cusped openings to second stage and ashlar C15 top stage with panelled sides, 3 panels each of 2 tiers of paired cusped panels, the upper centre pair a 2-light bell-opening with pierced stone screens. High panelled battlements and crocketted pinnacles. Body of church has nave and transepts of equal size, narrower chancel, south porch and north east vestry. Windows of Decorated type, generally 2-light with quatrefoil, some 3-light all with hoods. Buttresses at angles. South doorway is reused C13 with circular shafts, square abaci and imposts with interlace decoration and chamfered pointed arch. Interior broad, aisleless with wide scissor-braced rafter roofs. Tower arch has dogtooth ornament. Elaborate east window with Purbeck shafting and painted texts to chancel walls. Stained glass of c1856 by Bell of Bristol to east window, chancel north and south and to west window. Fine C15 Perpendicular style wood pulpit with ogee arches to panels. In south transept reset C16 wall monument with relief figures to A. P. (probably Anne Prator). Various tablets, mostly early C19 reset in tower. Bishop Hugh Latimer(c1490-1555) was rector from 1531.

Listing NGR: ST8128877569


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 18 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06834/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Andrew Maybury. Source Historic England Archive
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