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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
North Newnton
National Grid Reference:
SU 13057 57673


NORTH NEWNTON - SU 15 NW 2/115 Church of St. James 27.5.64 II* Anglican parish church. C13, C15 and C19. Limestone ashlar and flint tower, nave and chancel malmstone banded with brick. Nave with south porch, chancel and north vestry, and west tower. Nave has triple lancet windows on north-west side and a reset 2-light C14 window on south, the remainder C19 plate tracery. Lancets to chapel, triple at east end, and paired on the south. Porch C19. Tower of C15, three stages with angle buttresses founded on huge sarsens. Stair in south-east angle. Paired bell openings, and parapet with animal headed spouts. Floor beams of bell stage and roof penetrate walls, are keyed and have stone pent roofs. Square headed west door and window over. Interior: Nave and chancel largely rebuilt c1862. Three bay timber roof, the bays subdivided by further tie beam trusses. C19 chancel arch. Timber barrel vaulted chancel, but C13 piscina with credence shelf. Arch to C19 vestry. Hollow chamfered arch to tower. Fittings: Font under tower, C15, octagon with quatrefoiled panels. Pulpit: C19, stone with stone steps from chancel. Monuments: Two wall tablets in chancel. North side: Carrara and grey marbles, an aedicule with broken scroll pediment, the terminals burgeoning. Boars head crest. Fluted pilasters and putti below. To Francis Wroughton, of Estcot, died 1733. South side: similar tablet, but arms and supporters between scrolls. To Caraline, Countess of Abingdon, died 1741. Five C19 brasses. Glass in east, and west tower windows, C19. (Pevsner: Buildings of England; Wiltshire.)

Listing NGR: SU1305757673


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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: 04 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/09527/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Rendle. Source Historic England Archive
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