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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Broad Hinton
National Grid Reference:
SU 10534 76327


SU 17 NW BROAD HINTON CHURCH LANE 2/20 Church of St. Peter ad Vincula 27.2.58 I Anglican parish church. C13, C15, 1634-5, restored 1879-80 by C.E. Ponting. Graded sarsen boulders and stones, chancel coursed squared sarsen. Tower of limestone ashlar. Stone slate roofs and some lead. Nave and south porch. North vestry of 1843. Chancel C12 rebuilt 1879, with south organ chamber of 1880. C15 west tower. Porch C17, restored C19 with side lights and sundial in gable over 2-centred arched door. Inner door C13, 2-centred and with hood moulded with flattened leaf terminals. Nave and chancel have lancets, C17 but including some reused stone, and some paired, with C19 hood mouldings. Stepped triple lancets at east. Organ chamber, formerly a chapel, has re-set C13 round arched door. West tower of 3 stages, with angle buttresses and a west door with a large 3-light window over. Crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Stair in south-east angle rises above parapet. Interior: Nave wide and rich, replacing former arcades. Five-bay tie beam trusses with hammer beams at collar level and many carved pendents, all of 1634-5. Rood stair in north wall and piscina in south wall. Some re-set fragments including a C12 carved window head, a moulded C13 arch, and impost capital with leaves. Further west another arch head. C19 chancel arch leads to 3-bay chancel with fine C19 pine roof of arched braced collar trusses and heavy windbraces. Window sill lowered as sedilia and large painted piscina. C19. Original chancel arch reset as opening to organ chamber. Four floor slabs, two with indents. Fittings: Font, C19, octagonal and stencilled. Pulpit, 1843, incorporating earlier rail and linenfold panels, and painted inscription. Simple unfixed low chair screens. Pews and choir stalls C19. Organ by Bryceson Bros. Inlaid marble C19 reredos. Furniture: C18 three-drawer dresser in nave, and carved C19 seat in chancel with 2 late C17 basket backed chairs and a stool. Glass: Four chancel windows by Clayton and Bell. Monuments: Nave, north wall: marble aedicule, C18, pilasters supporting open pediment and arched panel with putto over, to Ann Hughes, died 1786. Inlaid limestone tablet to John Smith, 1879, and Gothic wall monument to Mary Ruddle Brown and child by Osmond of Sarum, 1832. South side; limestone 6-poster monument of 1597 to Sir Thomas Wroughton, sheriff, he, without hands, kneeling with wife behind in widow's hood on table of tomb, their 8 children on frieze below. Asymmetrical arches with angels in spandrels supporting entablature and crestings. Three early C19 tablets, Rev. William Andrews by Franklin of Purton, and two Hughes tablets by King of Bath. In chancel, north side; white marble wall monument, C17 a tablet flanked by pilasters supporting segmental pediment and coloured arms, to William Glanville, died 1680 and wife who bore 26 years "sine querela actos". Recessed monument with rounded top and bottom, containing full-size armed figure of Col. F. Glanville, speaker of the House of Commons, killed at Battle of Bridgewater, 1645. He is of alabaster, flanked with helm and gauntlets, and holds a metal staff and cloth banner. Above, his actual helmet and gauntlets, and his sword over arms. At east end a limestone tablet with open ogee pediment and arms, and scroll supports to a recessed slate panel to John Glanville, servant at law to Charles I and II, died 1673. On south side, an important wall tomb, 1559. A chest with 3 quatrefoiled panels, each with arms, and above an arch with panelled soffite with incised emblems of the Passion, flanked by pilasters carrying entablature with ligatured legend to ELISABETH BE THE GRACE OF GOD QUENE OF ENGLAND THE OF FRANCES. Pea pods flank central arms with angel supporters. On rear, in organ chamber, a strapwork panel with inscription to Sir William Wroughton. Also wall tablet. Early C18, white marble, panel flanked by pilasters supporting segmental pediment and arms, to Mrs Frances Stone, nee Gibbs. Wall tablet in organ chamber, 1866, by King of Bath, to William Brown. Brass of 1826 and behind pulpit a brass of 1682 to the Paris family and ancestors. At west end of nave, two commandment boards, and 3 hatchments with further one under tower. Also under tower, 3 benefaction boards of C18 and C19 recording charities of 1614, 1741 and 1848-50, and Royal Arms of mid C18. Miscellaneous: In organ chamber, a wall tomb, C13-C14, re-set, and in porch, a coffin with head recess. (VCH, xii.116f: Pevsner, Buildings of England - Wiltshire)

Listing NGR: SU1053376326


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Books and journals
Crowley, B A, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1983)
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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