PARISH CHURCH OF ST JOHN AND ST HELEN

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1355917

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1955

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF ST JOHN AND ST HELEN, CHURCH HILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF ST JOHN AND ST HELEN, CHURCH HILL

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

District: Swindon (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Wroughton

National Grid Reference: SU 13759 80257

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History

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Details

1. 5410 WROUGHTON CHURCH HILL Parish Church of St John and St Helen SU 1380 22/527 26.1.55

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2. C15 West Tower; C14 aisled and clerestoried 3 bay nave with South porch; 3 bay C14 chancel with North chapel and 2 bay C19 vestry. Restored by T. H. Wyatt 1846, again 1852, 1880s and 1905. Little except the North and South doom and possibly the bases of the arcades survive of the Norman church. Built of rubble. Lead roofs. Cornices and parapets with corbel heads and end finials. Apex over chancel arch has restored sacring belfry. Most windows in Decorated style, East window of 5 lights with almond-shaped upper tracery. Clerestory windows square headed with foiled lights. South door: late C12 with horizontal zig-zag order and saltire crosses to label, foliate caps to slender nook shafts. North door: circa 1200 pointed doorway with scalloped caps. Three stage embattled tower with corner pinnalces (added 1846), set off stages, diagonal buttresses to ground and 1st stages. Upper stage possibly added, 2 light traceried windows to belfry. Interior: double chamfered pointed arcades with dying mouldings, North arcade dates from 1846 and probably replaces a Norman one. Late 014/early C15 roof to nave: moulded principal timbers to low pitched panelled roof, arched upper purlins; arcaded trusses with braces from carved head corbels. C19 windbrace roof with hammerbeam corbels in chancel. Arcaded mediaeval reredos in South aisle. Fine sedilia with crocketted ogee arches and carved piscina, both probably C14. Fine chancel memorials to Benets and Buttons and, in C18, to Codringtons; epitaph to William Sadler, early C17, mentioning the Armada. large iron bound parish chest in nave. The churchyard is well stocked with C17 and C18 headstones, including a triple one on North side. A number of chest tombs to South, several shrouded by immense few tree outside South porch.

Listing NGR: SU1375780260

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 318609

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