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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 312016
OS Grid Reference: SU0862057876
OS Grid Coordinates: 408620, 157876
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3199, -1.8777
There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval village site, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
MARDEN THE STREET
SU 05 NE
3/112 Church of All Saints
Anglican parish church. Late C12, under patronage of Bradenstoke
Priory, C15, and restored 1885 by C.E. Ponting. Sarsen and
greensand rubble with limestone quoins and dressings, on sarsen
foundations. Tower of limestone ashlar. Chancel of flint with
limestone banding, east gable of brick. Nave has lead roof, other
roofs of stone slates. Nave, with C19 south porch replacing
earlier timber porch, chancel, and west tower. Nave C12 but
largely rebuilt on earlier walls in C15. North-west section
rebuilt or faced in C19. Two-light square-headed windows with ogee
tracery, the south-west window reset in C19 restoration. Chancel
C15, rebuilt 1885, has cinquefoiled and trefoiled windows and reset
C15 south priest's door. Tower of 3 stages, with angle buttresses
having crocketed pinnacles rising from offsets, and crenellated
parapet, the top section rebuilt in C19. Angled south-east stair
tower rising above parapet with sundial gnomon and crowning
windvane. Inner door of porch rich C12 work, with guilloche
hoodmould and chevron inner order set on tall nook shafts. Further
inner order of ornamented chevron or chain enclosing a torus
moulding to square headed door, the tympanum over plain. Numerous
crosses incised on jambs. Door C17, cross boarded with cover
mouldings and heavy lock case.
Interior: Nave plastered. C15 low pitched panelled roof with
moulded and arcaded tie beams on posts to large carved corbels.
Chancel arch excellent C12 work of 3 orders, a variety of chevrons
and rolls, with a hollow chamfered outer hood, possibly later.
Capitals extend as string with 'jelly-mould' ornamentation. Tower
arch, tall, C15, with inner respond shafts, hollow chamfers and
outer ogee moulding treated as columns. Upper rood door on north
wall blocked. Chancel has C19 open trussed rafter roof and tiled
floor. Aumbry in west wall. Fittings: Font, under tower, a plain
octagonal bowl on slender octagonal shaft, C13 or C14. Pulpit:
C17, raised octagon in oak panelling, with backboard and octagonal
tester with carved frieze, cornice and pendants, supported from
wall by ornamental iron tie. Brass candle-holders. Brass lectern.
Altar rail of oak on elaborate iron scrolled and painted
stanchions. Furniture: C17 cane-backed arm chair. Small Estey
harmonium. C18 table with turned legs and stretchers, and a C19
Turcoman-Balouchi rug. Glass: Two windows 1958 by Kettlewell.
Royal arms of George III, 1772 over chancel arch. Monuments: In
chancel, seven Hayward wall monuments. North side, from east
a) Limestone tablet with pilasters, cornice with terminal torches,
and apron supported by elemental skull. To Mrs Jane Hayward,
b) Similar, to Philip Hayward of Orcheston, died 1760.
c) Tablet with fluted pilasters, cornice and scrolled pediment
with central urn and torches. Apron under. To John Hayward,
South side, from east:
d) White marble tablet on black, to Betty Hayward, died 1864.
e) Painted limestone, two arched panels defined by leafy shafts.
Arched pediment containing putto, urns on gable ends. Drapes
under, also with putto. To William Hayward, died 1729, Mary,
died 1734 and son Philip, died 1703.
f) Grey and white marbles. Corniced panel with fluted pilasters.
Grey pyramid over with tall white urn. To William Hayward,
died 1806, and relatives.
In nave, a Gothic aedicule, limestone on grey slate field, white
marble panel within architectural frame. Arms over. To Elizabeth
Neate, died 1840. On north wall: white marble cushioned tablet on
grey, by Harrison. Panel carved with lamp over. To Martha Young,
died 1832, and relatives. White marble on gabled black field.
Flared brackets. To Bridget Wadley, died 1827. Brass Great War
(Pevsner, Buildings of England, WILTSHIRE)
Listing NGR: SU0861757877
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