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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Winterbourne Monkton
National Grid Reference:
SU 09768 71974


SU 07 SE WINTERBOURNE MONKTON - 5/164 Church of St. Mary Magdalen 27.2.58 II Anglican Parish Church. 1877-9 by William Butterfield, incorporating C14 structure now only visible as fragments. Rock- faced limestone with ashlar dressings. Stone tiles and concrete tiles on north slopes. Nave with south porch and shingled bell tower, chancel with lean-to vestry on north. Gabled porch covering south door, restored simple chamfered early C14 arch, and similar but blocked north door. Varied 2-light windows formed from medieval lancets, and C17 three-light transomed window on north. Timber framed bell tower rising through nave roof, with pyramidal roof, all clad in shingles. Tall chimney at east end of nave. Interior: Nave 6-bay barrel vault. Medieval trefoiled stoup on north side. Round timber legs of bell tower and ladder access to tower from corbel on west wall. Chancel arch C13-C14, with small piscina on impost, the arch flanked by C19 triple blind trefoiled panels. Chancel has facetted roof and sanctuary lined with strips of brick tiling. Sill of east window dropped as reredos, glass by A. Gibbs. Fittings: Font, a splendid C12 tub with chevron decoration dissolving into a barbaric figure, trumpet flutings below, remounted in C19. Pulpit, C17 arched and carved panels, restored. Other fittings all C19. Furniture: an early C18 chest and an elaborate Bell & Co harmonium. Monuments: West end of nave, C19 limestone wall monument, gothic with star border, to Susanna Butler, died 1824. Flush limestone panel, C18 to Elizabeth Thorald, died 1732, with good inscription. White and grey marble table to William Hitchcock, died 1835. (Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire; photographs in NMR; and P. Thompson, William Butterfield, 1971, 420)

Listing NGR: SU0976871974


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975)
Thompson, P, William Butterfield Victorian Architect, (1971), 420


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 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/05233/13
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