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Church of St Swithin, Patney

Description: Church of St Swithin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311598

OS Grid Reference: SU0715558401
OS Grid Coordinates: 407155, 158401
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3247, -1.8987

Location: Woodland Road, Patney, Wiltshire SN10 3RA

Locality: Patney
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN10 3RA

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Listing Text

SU 05 NE
10/178 Church of St Swithin

Anglican parish church. 1876-8 by H. Weaver of Devizes
incorporating medieval work. Malmstone with limestone dressings,
formerly rendered, and tiled roofs. Nave with south porch, and
chancel. Vestry on north side of nave. Two light trefoil-headed
windows, 3-light east and west windows, some walling and window
surrounds medieval, probably C13. Grooved stones reused as putlog
holes. South porch door of 2 chamfered orders with hoodmould.
Wood steeple central to nave, with square louvred bell chamber and
octagonal turret carrying a lead covered spire. Crosses to gables.
Interior: Walls plastered. Nave roof of 6 bays with billet
moulded tie beams on large wall brackets supporting the steeple.
Chancel arch with Bath stone engaged half-columns and carved stiff
leaf capitals in grey limestone, perhaps also medieval. Chancel
has south priest's door and facetted boarded vault. C13 piscina
with nodding ogee hood, shelf and spirelets. Medieval 2-seat
sedilia. Fittings: Font, C19, a tub with running guilloche around
base, a short column and C13 round spurred base. Pulpit, C17,
panelled, with finely worked necking and cornice, raised on C19
stone base. Altar rail of C17 turned balusters. Six C19 iron lamp
brackets attached to nave pews. Monuments: In chancel: Four wall
tablets, C19 and C20, to Rev. Daniel Lancaperan(?), Rev. John
Cutler, died 1833, by Harrison of Devizes, Eliza Cookson, daughter
of a druggist of Ludgate Hill, died 1755, and Rev. Henry Simcox,
died 1873, the last a brass plate on slate. In nave, 4 wall
monuments. North side: White marble on grey, a tablet with
pilasters and urn above cornice against a grey field, to Thomas
Lewis of Wedhampton, died 1814, and wife. South side: from east,
simple wall tablet, marble, to Jane Patrick, died 1851. Narrow
limestone aedicule with fluted columns and broken ogee pediment and
central torch, putto and painted panel between fluted pilasters, to
Robert Hayward of Marden, died 1722. Good incised lettering. (b)
Narrow aedicule, limestone. Raised and painted panel between
fluted pilasters. Cornice and swept terminal carrying
pineapple/acorn. Gadrooned base with apron on single bracket, to
Robert Amor, died 1740. Also 2 brasses, one recording 10 burials
between 1786 and 1891, and a second to Frederick Butler, died 1900
in South African War. Painted metal creed over door. Furniture:
Riddel posts behind altar. Two C17 arm chairs. North window glass
by Kempe.
(Pevsner: Buildings of England: Wiltshire)

Listing NGR: SU0715558401

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Source: English Heritage

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