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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 91356 64450


ST 9164 MELKSHAM CHURCH LANE (west side)

6/24 Church of St. Andrew, Melksham Forest


Anglican Parish Church 1876. By Charles Adye. Ashlar, decorative tiled roof with coped verges, cross finials and cresting. Nave and chancel with south door and north vestry. Early English style. Door in pointed roll-moulded arch with hood mould with foliated terminals, slightly projecting gabled panel around door has trefoil with small statue of St. Andrew. 3-bay nave has two lancets with roll moulding to each bay, buttresses separate bays, strng course below windows. One-bay chancel with lower roof level has 2 lancets with roll moulding, angle buttresses and 3 graded lancets to east end, string course below. Gabled vestry porch on north side of chancel has pointed arched door with hood mould, trefoil over and small lancet half in the roof. West end has 2 lancets with roll moulding and trefoil over, church room abutting west wall has 2 plain lancets and pointed north door with hood mould and foliated terminals. Gabled bell cote to west gable. Interior: Plain ashlar walls have string below lancets, no demarcation of bays. Braced collar rafter roof. C13-style chancel arch has good moulding and grouped shafts on foliated corbels with foliated capitals, hood mould. Piscina in north wall has pointed arch with hood mould and corbel with good vine carving. Reredos of 1898 in pink and white marble has 3 niches with statues of Christ, Mary and John the Baptist, marble panels either side have fine carved scenes in quatrefoils and naturalistic floral carving in rectangular panels. East window has good brightly coloured glass by Powell and Sons. Nave has good stained glass of early C20, west windows are memorial to members of the Lopes family of Sandridge Park (q.v.). (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST9135664450


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1963)


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 Sep 2007
Reference: IOE01/17002/31
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