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Church of St Mary, Chute Forest

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 312306

OS Grid Reference: SU3089152060
OS Grid Coordinates: 430891, 152060
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2669, -1.5586

Location: Limekiln Road, Chute Forest, Wiltshire SP11 9DF

Locality: Chute Forest
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP11 9DF

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Listing Text

SU 35 SW
10/98 Church of St Mary

Redundant parish church. 1875, by J.L. Pearson for Fowle family.
Knapped flint with brick strings and dressings, tiled roofs. Nave
with aisles and south-west porch, chancel with tall vestry at right
angles on north side, and tower with spire at east end of south
aisles. Gabled porch with stone inner chamfered order on impost
columns, and hoodmould. Short lancets to aisles, also with inner
stone frame, and similar lancets to chancel. Triple equal east and
west lancets, the west having a quatrefoil over. Flush brick mid
wall band and chequer pattern above a higher string. Tower of 3
stages, unbuttressed. Tall twin bell openings in stepped brick
reveals. Pyramidal spire over slight corbel table. Interior
door studded.
Interior: Exposed tuck pointed brick with blue brick patterning.
Nave and chancel in one, divided by brick transverse pointed arches
on varied stone corbels, the arches continued as lower arches over
aisles. Arcade of 2 bays to narrow aisles, single bay to chancel
and blind arcades to sanctuary. Roof open trussed rafters, with
braces to lower arcade plates carried on the transverse arches.
High collars. Windows have wide brick embrasures and rere-arches.
Chancel floor raised and paved with encaustic tiles, and 3 steps to
altar table. Stone bench sedilia and attached vessel table.
Carved Portland stone reredos of Christ and Evangelists,
quatrefoils below. Vestry has north window and external door. Two
vestment cupboards. Fittings: Font, octagonal on a series of
small attached shafts. Pulpit, on left, also stone, bold
panelling, and steps with parapet. Readers' desks, choir stalls
and nave pews contemporary. Bells removed to St Nicholas, Upper
Chute (q.v.). Glass: East window by Clayton and Bell, 1914. West
windows 1914, in different style. Monuments: At west end. Gilded
slate lozenge tablet, to Capt Frank G. Fowle, died 1942. An
important and unaltered building by an eminent C19 architect.

Listing NGR: SU3089152060

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Source: English Heritage

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