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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Calne Without
National Grid Reference:
SU 02707 68166



6/33 Church of St. Mary



Anglican parish church, C15 restored 1885 by E. Christian. Squared rubble stone, stone slate roofs, coped gables and cross finials. West tower, nave with central north porch and corresponding south vestry, added 1885, and chancel. Two-stage tower with moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses to front, 3-light Perpendicular style west window with hoodmould carried around tower sides as dripcourse, bell-stage above buttresses with dripcourses above and below and plain parapet. Small 2-light flat-head bell-openings with hoodmoulds. Small single light under west opening. Three- window nave with buttresses each end and 2 Perpendicular style flat-headed 3-light windows each side, flanking porch to north and vestry to south. Moulded plinth. North porch is ashlar with moulded plinth, coped gable and pointed north doorway. Original arch-braced collar trusses. Low Tudor-arched moulded doorway within with hoodmould and oak plank door. Small statue niche over. A similar south door is within 1885 vestry. Porch walls are covered in C17 and C18 graffiti. Affixed to outside north wall of nave, wall-plaque to R. Rogers died 1789. Chancel has side buttresses and one 2-light and one 3-light flat-headed window with hoodmould each side. Segmental-pointed 3-light east window with hoodmould. Little altered interior with original segmental-pointed boarded wagon roof with moulded ribs, carved bosses and 2 moulded tie-beams. Moulded wall-plate. Moulded tower and chancel arches. Evidence of rood stair and loft by pulpit on north side. Chancel roof 1885 to match nave roof. Aumbries and piscina in chancel walls. C18 altar rails. Early C20 oak reredos and 1885 oak altar table. East window stained glass 1889. Some C15 fragments in south window. On chancel north wall memorial to M. Heath died 1780, on south wall memorial to H. Baily died 1783. Stalls, pews and pulpit 1885. In nave, over chancel arch painted Royal Arms of 1740. Black stone floor slab to Michell family, first date 1637. Gadrooned stone font c1740. (A.E.W. Marsh, A. History of the Borough and Town of Calne, 1903, 270-2)

Listing NGR: SU0270768166


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Marsh, A E W, A History of the Borough and Town of Calne, (1903), 270-2


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: 30 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/05235/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr B.J.W. Heath. Source Historic England Archive
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