ST PAULS BELL TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1269428
Date first listed:
18-Jan-1949
Statutory Address:
ST PAULS BELL TOWER, GLOUCESTER STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST PAULS BELL TOWER, GLOUCESTER STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Malmesbury
National Grid Reference:
ST 93252 87237

Details

MALMESBURY

ST9387 GLOUCESTER STREET 758-1/4/135 (East side) 18/01/49 St Paul's Bell Tower

GV I

Former church tower. C15. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. STYLE: Perpendicular Gothic. PLAN: square plan. EXTERIOR: in 3 stages divided by drips, with a NW octagonal stair turret, with clocks beneath a broach spire with 2 tiers of lucarnes. The E side has C19 angle buttresses to the lower stages, a 2-centre arched doorway within a blocked arch, beneath a sloping roof line; the third stage has a 2-light louvre window. Bottom stage of the N elevation has a blocked shallow 3-light, 2-centre arch window with Perpendicular tracery above the transom. Similar W elevation has a 3-light mullion window to the third stage and a left-hand buttress to the bottom stage. The S side has a window as the W. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: formerly tower of St Paul's Church, named 1191, on the site of St Aldhelm's monastery church. Nave collapsed by early C16, used as private house and town hall until c1623, chancel pulled down 1852. Originally 6-bay nave, 2-bay chancel and N aisle, with the tower at the NW corner. The arcade built c1250-70 (cf No.11 Gloucester Street, qv). (Victoria History of the Counties of England: Crowley DA: Wiltshire: 1991-: 157).



Listing NGR: ST9325487235

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
460798
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Crowley, B A, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1991), 157

Legal

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: 21 Jan 2006
Reference: IOE01/15156/10
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