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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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ST 95823 80820



ST 98 SE 5/288 Church of St Mary


Anglican parish church, 1849 by J.H.Hakewill, squared rubble stone with stone slate roof, coped gables, finials and ashlar gabled west bellcote. Nave, south porch, transepts and chancel, plain Early English style with lancet windows, angle buttresses to nave and chancel, side buttresses to transepts and porch. Nave has two west lancets with linked hoodmoulds, paired lancets each side, two to north, one and gabled projecting porch to south. Transepts have two end-wall lancets with linked hoodmoulds and one each side. Chancel has sill-course and two lancets with hoodmoulds each side, south side centre door and east end 3-light window with hoodmould. Interior: complete encaustic tile flooring, apparently C19 but said to include some medieval tiles. Nave has arch-braced-collar rafter roof, chancel has boarded 5-sided roof. Fittings: fine c1200 stone font with raised triangle-headed arcading. C15 timber screen of 4-lights each side of Tudor-arched centre. Traceried heads to lights, carved spandrels to centre and brattished cornice. C19 pulpit. In chancel north wall C14 female effigy said to be of Isabella Mompesson. In south transept C13 effigy of a knight, said to be W. de Clifford, who founded the church 1172, and 1678 and 1700 carved plaques to Robert and Rebekah Stratton. In nave, north wall pedimented plaque to J. Jenkins died 1764 and fine open pedimented plaque to C. Bayliffe died 1735. Stained glass: unusual east window of 1849 combining painted and stained glass, chancel lancets each side of c1878 and 1890. One nave north window of c1875. West end organ by W. Sweetland of Bath 1888. Church cost £860. (K.R. Clew Church guide 1983; N. Pevsner Wiltshire 1975 463-4)

Listing NGR: ST9582380820


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Books and journals
Clew, KR , Church of St Mary Church Guide, (1983)
Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975), 463-4


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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