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Description: Church of St George
Date Listed: 27 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 311328
OS Grid Reference: SU1955374692
OS Grid Coordinates: 419553, 174692
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4709, -1.7199
SU 17 SE OGBOURNE ST GEORGE -
7/76 Church of St. George
Anglican parish church. Late C12-early C13, C14, C15 and restored
1873 by T.H. Wyatt. Random flint and limestone, limestone
dressings, and slate roofs with lead to aisles and porch. Nave,
north and south aisles and south porch. Chancel and west tower.
Porch C15 with moulded outer arch and low pitched parapet.
Parallel buttresses. Sundial over arch and 2 mass dials. Good
gargoyles. Inner door later C13 with crocketed nodding niche
over. Two-light cinquefoiled windows to nave clerestory, 3 and 4-
light C14 square headed windows to aisles. Chancel early C14 but
largely rebuilt in 1873. Two-light windows and 3-light east
window with reticulated tracery. South priest's door. Clasping
buttress in south east corner. Tower of 3 stages with 3-light
window over door and 2-light bell openings. Crenellated parapet
with gargoyles. North aisle door reset.
Interior: nave of 3 bays, double chamfered pointed arches on
arcade of round columns, those on north with round capitals, on
south carved with varied transitional leaf forms, probably
reworked. West bay of north arcade added. C19 five-bay timber
roof, the trusses supported on wall posts and corbels. Tall C15
tower arch. Opening for rood stair on north, trefoiled squint
from south aisle opposite. Small niche in west wall. Chancel
arch simply chamfered. Open C19 stained timber hammerbeam roof.
Double recess on south side of sanctuary. Openings to aisle
chapel on south, and to organ chamber, formerly chapel of the Holy
Trinity endowed 1449, on north, this having corbel and piscina.
Aisle roofs C19.
Fittings: Font, on raised base of tower, C15, octagonal bowl with
quatrefoiled panels. Pulpit late C19 with sunflower panels, on
stone base. C19 sanctuary rail.
Monuments: In nave, three C19 wall tablets, white marble on slate.
North aisle has alabaster Great War memorial and C20 limestone
tablet. Marble tablet in south aisle to John Canning, died 1841.
Brass, by pulpit, two standing figures with inscribed panel under,
to Thomas Goddard and wife, died 1607. In chancel painted panel
with early Victorian royal arms and wings with painted
commandments, C18 repainted C19.
(VCH XII, 159; Pevsner: Buildings of England: Wiltshire)
Listing NGR: SU1955374692
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Source: English Heritage
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