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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Bower Chalke
National Grid Reference:
SU 01870 23006


SU 02 SW BOWER CHALKE CHURCH STREET (east side) 6/59 Church of Holy Trinity (Formerly listed as Church of 23.3.60 the Most Holy Trinity)


Anglican parish church. C13, C15, 1886 restoration by T.H. Wyatt. Dressed limestone, tiled roof with fishscale tile bands. Nave, south aisle, north tower over entrance, south and north transepts and chancel. C19 double doors in hollow-chamfered pointed arch with hoodmould to base of 3-stage north tower. Tower has diagonal buttresses, string courses and heavy moulded plinth, 2-light square-headed Perpendicular window and blocked round-headed window to second stage, north side of bellstage has pointed Perpendicular window and west has square-headed window, both with louvres, circular clock face on north side, bellstage with clasping buttresses, upper part is C19 with cornice with gargoyles to battlemented parapet, pyramidal tiled roof. North side of nave has one cusped lancet to right and two to left. North chapel, now vestry is C16 with 2-light square-headed Perpendicular window with lozenge terminals to hoodmould, diagonal buttress to gabled east end with 2-light Tudor-arched doorway. C13 chancel has 2 ogee cusped lancets to north, C19 three-light east window with hoodmould, south side has ogee lancet either side of pointed priest's door. C16 south transept has 2-light square-headed window with cusped lights and hoodmould to east, 3-light window to south, diagonal buttresses and coped verge, good late C17 and C18 memorial tablets against south wall to Good family. 1886 south aisle has lean-to slate roof, trefoil-headed lancets and C16 two-light cusped window to right, all reset, west end of aisle has C19 three-light C16-style window. West end of nave has C13 two-light pointed window with cusped lights. Interior: Porch has hollow-chamfered inner doorway with broach stops and C19 door, second stage of tower floor on stone corbels. Nave has 4-bay C19 arch-braced collar truss roof on hammer beams, stone floors, cusped pointed stoup on north wall of nave beside door. C19 south arcade in C13 style with double chamfered arches on cylindrical piers. C16 north and south transepts have deep chamfered pointed arches from nave, scissor rafter roofs, stone tablet on south wall of south transept to Alice Good died 1735 with carved volutes and segmental-headed cornice. Double chamfered chancel arch, chancel has C19 polychrome tiled floor, C19 boarded and ribbed wagon roof with carved bosses, pointed chamfered piscina on south wall. Fittings: C19 pews and pulpit, C13 cylindrical stone font with roll moulding, 1890s stained glass in south aisle, 1920s glass in chancel. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU0187023006


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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: 22 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/00665/05
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