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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Marlborough

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 310347

OS Grid Reference: SU1857968793
OS Grid Coordinates: 418579, 168793
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4179, -1.7342

Location: High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 1NL

Locality: Marlborough
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN8 1NL

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Listing Text

(West End)
Church of St Peter
and St Paul.
SU 1868 2/24


Mid or late C15. Ashlar. Nave and 2 aisles, north one with a canted west end,
chancel, west tower, and porch. No clerestory. Aisle windows have 3-light Perpendicular tracery, west window 5-light Perpendicular tracery. Tower placed at west end of south aisle: 3 stages, crenellated parapet, octagonal turrets at corners capped by Cl8 pyramidal finials, windows in top stage with 3-light Perpendicular tracery.
Crenellated parapet to aisle and chancel roofs. Finials at east corners of chancel (probably Cl9). Doorway to porch with 4-centred arch and square hood mould.
Interior of porch tierceron vaulted.
Interior has tall Perpendicular arcade and Cl9 wooden. roof on stone angel corbels.
Aisle roofs are also wooden, lean-to. Quadrant relieving arch abuts tower in
south aisle. Chancel tierceron-vaulted, and east wall rebuilt by T H Wyatt in
1862-3, giving it highly polychromed tiling in abstract patterns.

Good monuments, especially (in chancel) to 3 children of Sir Nicholas Hyde (1626), and to Marianne Maurice (1840) by Ternouth to designs of Chantrey. More Baroque tablets. Furnishings Cl9 replacing Georgian box pews.
Cardinal Wolsey ordained priest here in 1498.
Best church in Marlborough, remarkable for the vaulting and its site.

The Church of St Peter and St Paul forms a group Nos 42 to 64 (consec),
and Nos 65 to 85 (consec), The Sun Public House and Nos 88 to 90 Consec.

Listing NGR: SU1855468692

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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