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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Ogbourne St. Andrew
National Grid Reference:
SU 18834 72345


SU 17 SE OGBOURNE ST ANDREW VILLAGE CENTRE 7/62 Church of St. Andrew 27.2.58 I Anglican parish church. Late C12, C13, C14 and restored 1847-9 by William Butterfield. Flint with limestone dressings, nave pebbledashed. Tower of limestone ashlar. Lead roofs, but slate to chancel and stone slates on porch. Nave with north and south aisles and south porch. C13 chancel, restored, and C14 west tower inserted into west bay of nave. North door round arched, with chevron hoodmould and mask terminals, and a weathered head above. South porch rebuilt 1914, the inner door round-arched Transitional work with nook shafts and dog-tooth hoodmould. Mass dial on right jamb. Chancel has clasping buttresses and lancet windows, and reticulated east window. Low-side window and priest's door. Two- light clerestory windows to nave. Aisles have tall 3 and 4-light windows with ogee tracery and square heads. West tower of 3 stages with south-west polygonal stair turret, 2-light bell openings and crenellated parapet. West tower door has flattened casement mouldings and 3-light Perpendicular window over. Interior: Nave arcade originally 3 bays, now two, round arches with one recessed order on round columns and late C12 crocketed trumpet capitals, the south-east respond carved, the north-east mutilated. Clerestory windows and low pitched C15 roof of moulded tie beams, purlins, ridge and wall plates. Both aisles of 5 roof bays clasping tower, also with lateCl5-C16 moulded roofs. Old plaster. Nineteenth century chancel arch leading to tile-paved chancel with C19 trussed rafter roof. Tiled reredos. Shouldered piscina, reusing C12 trumpet capital as base. Mid wall string. Shouldered door opening in north wall giving access to pulpit. C15 tower inserted into third bay of nave; hollow chamfered tower arch and similar arches to aisles. Squints through internal buttresses from west end of aisles. Tower has fine tierceron vault with ring for bell trap, and large foliated bosses at all intersections. Fittings: Font, at west end of nave, plain octagon on square base. Pulpit, altar rail and pews all C19, by Butterfield. Tower enclosed by screens. Monuments: Chancel: on north wall, C17 gilded alabaster wall monument; a shouldered frame with recessed circular niche containing busts clasping skull. Scrolled broken pediment with crested and mantled arms. Below,in predella, eight children kneeling, 6 holding skulls of premature death. Below, inset inscription to William and Elizabeth Goddard, erected by their son Thomas, 1655. South wall, chaste white marble scroll on large slate, by Tanner of Swindon, to Mary Tanner, died 1863. In sanctuary, scroll on slate, to William Large of Wilsford, and wife, died 1874. In nave, C17 heavily pedimented wall monument, gilded limestone, a scrolled open pediment and central crested arms. Floral supports and inset slate tablet to Ann Seymour (Goddard) died 1687. North aisle, 9 wall tablets, white marble on slate, to Rev Richard Heighway, died 1847, John Pinnegar, by Tarrant of Swindon, 1876, and on east wall a group of C19 Canning monuments including Sir Samuel Canning, died 1908, pioneer of marine cable laying across the Atlantic and Mediterranean. South Aisle: coloured wall monument, early C19, corniced panel with urn over, and light relief flower basket on apron, to Robert Canning, died 1811, and sister Jane. Eulogies. Also an unfixed headstone with shaped top and naive lettering, to Francis Wyer 'with her babe', died 1692. Four scriptural boards of wood covered in canvas. Furniture: Late C17 table frame, restored, installed as south aisle altar. C18 panelled chest in nave. Restoration style upholstered chair and C19 American Estey portable organ. Glass in north aisle of 1884. The church was a dependency of the Abbey of Bec Hellouin from the C12 to early C15. (VCH, Wiltshire, XII; Pevsner,Buildin s of England: Wiltshire)

Listing NGR: SU1883272345


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Books and journals
Crowley, B A, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1983)
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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