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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 15154 26102



5/150 Church of St. Mary


II* Anglican parish church. C12, C13 and C14, with remodelling of 1870 by J. Fowler of Louth. Rendered flint nave with limestone and flint chequers to tower and east end, tiled roof with coped verges and cross finials. Consists of 3-bay nave, chancel, west tower and north porch. C19 porch is timber-framed on flint and stone plinth, the inner doorway has a double-chamfered pointed archway. North side of nave has one tall chamfered lancet and a pair of tall lancets with a buttress between. North side chancel has one chamfered square-headed window with a round-arched window at a lower height. East end has angle buttresses and three stepped lancets. South side chancel has two tall lancets with a buttress between. South side of nave has one pair of lancets, a buttress and a single lancet, with a double-chamfered pointed doorway to the left. 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses; west window is a pointed arch with two cusped lancets and hood mould, above is single pointed window and bell stage has 2-light cusped C16 style window to south and west sides and a single C16 style window to north. North-east side of tower has hexagonal stair turret with single lancet on north face. Interior: plastered walls and widely splayed windows. C14 double- chamfered pointed arch at base of tower with octagonal responds and capitals, north side of tower has Tudor-arched doorway and evidence of a removed floor with stone corbels and a Tudor-arched doorway. Roofs of nave and chancel are braced collar-rafter roofs with no bay divisions. Chancel arch is double-chamfered pointed with cylindrical half-shafts and capitals of C13, polychrome tiled floor in chancel. Fittings include a finely carved C16 pulpit with inscription to Elizabeth I, 1580; cylindrical font is probably C13, at west end nave. Pews and choir stalls are Victorian. Memorials include a C14 cusped arch in the south wall of nave, with low tomb with figure incised on lid. At west end of nave is C16 monument with Ionic columns supporting a frieze and cornice with finials and armourial shields in relief below: the inscriptions refer to the Webb family during the C18, eg Maria Webb died 1765. East window has unsigned late C19 stained glass. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: SU1515426102


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)


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: 09 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/05293/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Mark Geraghty. Source Historic England Archive
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