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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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ST 82790 86280


SOPWORTH CHURCH LANE ST 88 NW (north side) 2/151 Church of St Mary 28.10.59 GV II*

Anglican Parish Church. Probable C13 origin, C15 alterations and additions, extensively restored in 1871 by T.H. Wyatt. Squared and dressed stone to tower and some sections of nave, chancel and north aisle, coursed rubble to remainder; stone slate roofs with ashlar copings, ashlar dressings to window surrounds. Nave, chancel, west tower, north aisle including transept and vestry, south porch. Nave south side has 1 single-light and one 3-light C13 style C19 window with trefoil-cusped heads and square-headed dripstones. Chancel has 2 similar C19 windows and C13 style east window with face stops to hoodmould. North aisle has 1 single-light and one 2- light Perpendicular style window and a similar 3-light C19 window to east end. C15 tower of 2 stages with moulded string courses and embattled parapet with corner pinnacles; 3-light Perpendicular window to west face and 2-light bell openings with pierced quatrefoil patterning; sundial on south face. Gabled C19 south porch with pointed-headed south doorway: plank door. Interior. Nave has coved ribbed vault and multi-chamfered late C13-early C14 chancel arch. C19 open rafter roof with arched trusses to chancel, C19 open rafter roof to aisle. Fittings. Nave has circular C13 font with trefoil arches on stem shafts with shaft rings and C19 cover; C19 pulpit with reset Jacobean panels; 1805 brass candelabra and sconces; 1844 benefactions board under tower and c1873 three-light stained glass window representing the 3 Maries by Morris & Co. on the south wall. Chancel has Hardwicke wall monument and Italian marble reredos of c1875. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8279086280


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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: 15 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/11895/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Witherow. Source Historic England Archive
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