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Statutory Address:

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Swindon (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 14344 84736


CHURCH PLACE SU 1484 NW SWINDON (north side) 5/52 Church of St. Mark 2.10.51 II

Anglican parish church of New Swindon. 1843-5, by Scott and Moffatt. Rock-faced snecked limestone, C20 grey tile roofs with lead to aisles. Nave and aisles, south porch and opposite north steeple. Chancel with south chapel and north vestry, latter of 1897 by Temple Moore. Decorated style and Tractarian. 5-bay nave with large 5-light Curvilinear west window and door below within 3 orders, now glazed. Two pointed segmental-headed clerestory windows between flat gabled buttresses, and fleuron decorated hollow moulding over. Aisles have 2-light windows of varying tracery between buttresses. South aisle chapel 3-bay with door in west bay and elaborate 2-light traceried windows. 3-light east window to chancel of 1897, with continuous string and angle buttresses. North chancel vestry with grotesque rain-water heads. 4 stage tower also with angle buttresses, and 2-light louvred bell openings. 140ft crocketed spire with base lucarnes and north door, detail as west door. Porch early C14 style triple keeling chafts and open timber roof. Interior: West bay C20 conversion to hall under organ. Quatrefoil piers with arcade of 2 chamfered orders. Open hammer-beam roof on carved corbels. 3-bay chancel moulded arcade on keeled columns and circular abaci. Wagon roof of 4 bays on coved wall plates with corbel brackets. Pulpit octagonal. Font with suspended oak cover spire. Glass: West window of 1843-5. South chapel east window, Mary and Child, 1894 by Kempe, also Kempe aisle window. Toledo coffer, highly carved, on arcaded base dated 1543.

Listing NGR: SU1434484736


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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: 29 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/13000/03
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