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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
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SU 14624 49538


FITTLETON - SU 14 NW 9/53 Church of All Saints 27.5.64 II*

Anglican parish church. C13, C15 and C16, restored in 1903. Flint, banded with limestone and part rendered. Slate roofs, chancel tiled. Nave with aisles, south porch, chancel and west tower. Aisles have early C15 two and 3-light windows, nave clerestorey 2-light cinquefoiled with square label mould. Chancel has mid-late C15 three-light window but C19 east and low-side windows. Tower of 3 stages, partly clasped by aisles. Octagonal north-west stair turret rising above the fleuron string and straight parapet of tower. Small spire, restored in 1902. Single light bell-openings and 2-light west window. South porch of C16, wide gabled with 3-centred arch of 2 chamfered orders. Inner door of c1380 with bracket moulding. Interior: Nave of 3 bays, C15 arcades on octagonal columns. Interior plastered. Narrow C13 chancel arch with square capitals to jambs. Roof of nave, C15, king post trusses, the ties bracketed to wall posts on mask corbels. Posts to purlins moulded as ridge. Intermediate tie beams with principal rafters also moulded and carved bosses at intersections with purlins. Chancel of 3 roof bays. Blocked north door. Roof C19 in C15 style with open rafters. Narrow piscina and 2 aumbries in west wall. Open rafter roofs to aisles. Tower inserted into western bay of nave. Fittings: Font: Romanesque, panels divided by raised incised strips, remounted in C19. Pulpit wood, also C19. Tower screen 1903, panelled and glazed. C19 stone altar. Monuments: In chancel, wall tomb inserted into south-east window embrasure. Purbeck slab on panelled chest, with shields on strapwork. Triptych top with shields and brasses to Thomas Jay, died 1623, and wife Anne, died 1612. Also brass to Catherine Vowell, died 1844. In North Aisle; 8 wall tablets, all white and grey marbles, reading from east (a) Urn over tablet, to William Beach of Netheravon House, died 1790. (b) Draped urn over tablet, to Henrietta(?) Ann and Jane Beach, and infants, early C19. (c) Framed tablet with arms over, to Michael Beach-Hicks-Beach. (d) 1916, to Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Earl St. Aldwyn, and son, Viscount Quenington of Fittleton, and wife. (e) Draped urn over framed tablets to Michael Hicks-Beach of Williamstrip Park, died 1930. (f) Oval tablet with flaming urn - defaced. (g) Limestone tablet with round-rebated corners, to John Ivy, died 1733, and (h) slate tablet with round rebated corners, to Bridget Hedderly, died 1776. In south aisle, 3 wall tablets in marbles, reading from east (j) unrolling scroll, to John Hitchcock, died 1815, (k) pretty tablet urn over cushioned tablet and flanking inlaid pilasters, to Mary Hitchcock, died 1811, and (1) Aedicule with broken pediment holding arms, Corinthian pilasters and putti on apron, to Henry Clerk, died 1712, and recording charities. Furniture: Organ. Houseling benches of early C18. C19 Altar table in a Jacobean style. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, Wiltshire.)

Listing NGR: SU1462449538


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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: 06 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/10330/20
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