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Church of St Mary, Andover

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 139535

OS Grid Reference: SU3652145785
OS Grid Coordinates: 436521, 145785
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2101, -1.4785

Location: Gales Court, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1ER

Locality: Andover
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP10 1ER

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Listing Text

1840 (first service 11.8.1844), tower 1846, by Augustus F Livesay (and Sydney
Smirke). The medieval church was demolished and the present church rebuilt over part
of its site, at the expense of Dr Goddard (a former headmaster of Winchester) in an
Early English (Salisbury) style. Nave and aisles of 6 bays, the aisles being extended
a bay on each side of the tower, transepts of 2 bays, a half-octagonal apse, and
western tower. Slate roof. Walls of knapped flint, with Caen stone dressings;
parapet on brackets, clerestory with flat buttresses coupled lancets, aisles with
coupled lancets between gabled buttresses, plinth. The north transept had 3 lancets
below a trefoil, the south transept has 5 tall equal lancets below a rose window and
above an arcade of 3 arches below gables, with a central doorway; the apse has coupled
lancets above 3-light traceried windows. The tower has corner octagonal pinnacles in
2 stages pierced parapet, a bell stage with triple arcade with a central opening, a
circular opening and a traceried west window above a deeply-splayed doorway, all
stages being marked by weathered bands ending in a massive plinth. Inside, there are
slender clustered columns, moulded caps, bands, and bases; quadripartite (plaster)
vaulting; a 3-arched screen on slender coupled columns, with a 5-lancet window above.
All the fittings are of the period. There are 2 Jacobean wall tombs (of 1611 and
1621) and an historic charity board; within the base of the tower are several small
wall monuments of the C18.

Listing NGR: SU3648645838

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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