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Church of St Stephen, Beechingstoke

Description: Church of St Stephen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311905

OS Grid Reference: SU0857459264
OS Grid Coordinates: 408574, 159264
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3324, -1.8783

Location: Limberstone, Beechingstoke, Wiltshire SN9 6HH

Locality: Beechingstoke
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN9 6HH

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Listing Text

SU 05 NE
3/1 Church of St Stephen
Anglican parish church, probably late medieval with work of 1693 to
nave, 1791 to chancel, heavily restored 1861-9 by S.B. Gabriel of
Bristol. Malmstone with limestone ashlar, ashlar quoins, plinth
and eaves. Stone slate roof. Short nave, chancel, and south
porch. Square headed windows, the tracery replaced in 1861 with
pointed lights with quatrefoil heads. Two pointed headed west
windows linked by hoodmoulding, and rose window over. Three light
east window. South porch has narrow twice chamfered arch and
medieval chamfered inner doorway. Corresponding door on north
blocked. Gabled bellcote with twin C17 bells, and iron wind vane.
South door to chancel has Tudor shaped head and incised date, 1791
CM (Charles Mayo, rector). Various graffiti on quoining dated
1717, 1709, 1727 etc. and 2 mass dials reset on north side.
Datestone on east gable of nave reading 1693. Benchmark on north-
east angle of chancel.
Interior: Nave of 3 bays, open arch braced collar roof on stone
corbels. Chancel arch C14 full width of chancel, the latter with
scissor framed roof. Credence shelf in niche on north side.
Painted inscriptions over chancel arch and under east window.
Tiled floors, with 3 steps to altar. Glass by Wailes and Powell,
1848. Fittings: Pulpit, limestone, arcaded, with marble
colonettes, 3 steps from chancel. Font, 1861, white limestone, a
carved octagonal bowl on purbeck columns around a central stem.
Monuments: Chancel, 3 wall tablets. On north, gabled white marble
tablet on black, to Rev John Mayo, died 1779. South: White marble
tablets with shaped tops, to Ann Sanders, died 1798, with Jane
Mayo, died 1802, and Barbara Mayo, died 1796. Furniture: A small
early C18 oak chest.

Listing NGR: SU0857459264

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Source: English Heritage

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