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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Broughton Gifford
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ST 87798 63127


BROUGHTON GIFFORD THE STREET ST 86 SE (west side) 4/87 Church of St Mary 13.11.62 GV I

Anglican parish church. C13, C14, C15, restored 1878 by G.G. Scott. Rubble stone and limestone ashlar, stone slate roof with coped verges and cross finials. Nave, north aisle and south chapel, chancel, west tower and south porch. South porch attached to west end of C14 south chapel, pointed moulded doorway with cusped crocketed image niche and bolection-moulded tablet over, diagonal buttresses to left, aisle to right has cusped lancet with pedimented tablet over, 3-light Perpendicular window to right, angle buttresses and 3-light, square-headed window to east end. Chancel has cusped square-headed light, trefoil headed doorway and cusped square-headed 2-light window, projection to left for rood loft stairs, east end of chancel has C19 three-light Perpendicular style window, north side has 2-light Perpendicular-style window. North aisle extended to east 1870s, large and small 3-light Perpendicular windows, blocked moulded pointed north doorway, 3- light recessed chamfered mullioned casement to right, lean-to vestry at west end. Good cast-iron rainwater goods with moulded decoration. Three-stage C15 west tower has diagonal buttresses, string courses, Tudor-arched west door with hoodmould and 3-light Perpendicular window over, chamfered arrowloop to middle stage, square stair turret on north side with arrowloops and battlemented parapet, south side of tower has arrowloop to middle stage, sundials on buttress to right, bellstage with 2-light Perpendicular pointed windows with pierced decorative louvres, string course with gargoyles to battlemented parapet, pyramidal tiled roof with stone finial. Interior: porch has 2-bay original roof with arch-braced collar truss and curved windbraces, Tudor-arched doorway to winding stone stairs to former upper floor, Tudor-arched inner doorway with C19 ribbed door, fixed stone benches. Nave has C19 braced collar- rafter roof, polygonal tiled floor. Double chamfered tower arch with early C20 carved screen by David Burry. Early C14 south aisle has 2-bay double chamfered pointed arcade on octagonal piers, good 2-bay roof with arch-braced collar rafters and runner with moulded soffits and bosses, cusped ogee piscina on south side, winding stone newel stairs at east end to former rood. C13 north arcade with double chamfered arches and cylindrical piers, good roof similar to south aisle, squints at east end of both aisles. Chancel with C19 pointed barrel-vaulted ceiling with ribbed panels, tie-beam with brattishing, polychrome tiled floor, moulded trefoiled piscina on south wall, C17 communion table, brass and iron communion rail. Other fittings: C19 pews throughout, C13 cylindrical font bowl in tower, C19 stone polygonal pulpit with richly carved arcading and compound base. Some fragments of Medieval stained glass in north east aisle window. Monuments in Lady Chapel include scrolled pedimented tablet to Henry Harding died 1774, classical marble tablets to Isaac Dark died 1818, to Stephen Dark died 1815 and to William Curtis died 1806. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8780263128


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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: 24 Sep 1999
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