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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 13964 58025


MANNINGFORD MANNINGFORD BRUCE SU 15 NW 2/86 Church of St. Peter 27.5.64 I Anglican parish church on site of Roman building. Early C12, C13 and C15, restored 1882 by J.L. Pearson. Romanesque work in coursed herringbone flint, with limestone quoining, later work random flint. C19 lead roofs, replaced by tile over nave. Nave, apsidal chancel, and south porch. Nave has one C12 window on north, and chancel two, single splayed with flush voussoirs, the outer arris slightly chamfered. No east window. West window C13, three-light bar tracery. C15 two-light windows inserted to south side of nave and chancel. Limestone quoins at springing of apse. Nave and chancel reroofed to steep pitch in 1882 and south porch rebuilt in C14 style. Over west end of nave, lead covered belltower with pyramidal roof and open traceried gallery. Interior: Simple Romanesque 2-cell structure, the nave 5.73m x 10.25m, walls 1.02m thick. Wide chancel arch with 2 rings of voussoirs, interlocked 'V'-wise towards nave only. Tall north and south doors, with taller rere-arches, also without decoration. C19 wagon roof. Chancel with two aumbries. Barrel vault C19, boarded in parquet fashion and semi-dome over apse. Walls painted by Clayton & Bell, the upper parts outlined as ashlar in C14 style, perhaps restoring original. Two glass windows also by Clayton & Bell. Fittings: Font, C19 square, in Romanesque style. Pulpit c1920. Pews and stalls by Pearson. Painted reredos designed by Pearson, executed by Clayton & Bell. C19 iron openwork sanctuary rail. South door to nave boarded and cross battened with iron banding on face, probably C12 rehung in C19. Organ, early C19 in later case. Monuments: In chancel 3 wall tablets on north side, white marble: from east (a) coloured arms over segmental pediment on framed inscription. Bracket below, to Mary Nicholas, died 1686. (b) Pedimented tablet with gadrooned string below, apron and putto under. To Edward Nicholas, died 1706. (c) Simple tablet to George Wells died 1813, and wife. In nave: Two tablets, white on grey marble: (a) Tablet with guilloche and mutules under, by Reeves of Bath, to John Grant, died 1810, and wife. (b) Oval slate -to Elizabeth Grank Meek, and sister, 1956, and (c) Plain tablet by Reeves, to John Alexander, died 1836. Also two C19 and one C20 brasses. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975, 330-331.)

Listing NGR: SU1396458026


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Pevsner, N , The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1975), 330-331


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: 12 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09083/23
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