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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Heytesbury

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313280

OS Grid Reference: ST9250442549
OS Grid Coordinates: 392504, 142549
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1821, -2.1086

Location: Tytherington Road, Heytesbury, Wiltshire BA12 0EB

Locality: Heytesbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0EB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Lock Up 20m South of Little London Cottage in the High Street, 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.

Listing Text

ST 92 SW
(south side)
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul


Collegiate and Anglican parish church. Late C12, C13, C14, C15,
C16, restored 1864-67 by W. Butterfield. Limestone, rubble stone
and ashlar, Welsh slate roofs, ceramic ridge cresting. Plan:
cruciform church with aisles to chancel and nave, south porch. C19
gabled porch with moulded pointed doorway and hoodmould. South
aisle has 3-light pointed window with mullions in deep reveals to
left and two similarly restored 3-light windows to right of porch,
clerestory has three 2-light C16 windows with cusped square heads
and hoodmoulds. South transept has flat roof, formerly pitched,
diagonal buttresses, plain pointed south window with mullions and
transoms. South aisle of chancel restored 1860's, hollow chamfered
lancets and simple zig-zag eaves decoration, chancel clerestory has
three hollow-chamfered lancets and blocking course with saddleback
coping. East end has angle buttresses, restored chamfered lancet.
1860's north aisle of chancel has hollow chamfered lancets and
pointed door with ornamental hinges to integral vestry, clerestory
has three chamfered lancets, blocking course as south side. North
transept has partially blocked 3-light Perpendicular window to
east, C19 Perpendicular-style window to north, 1614 on datestone
over, shallow-pitched roof. North aisle has four 3-light windows,
as south aisle set-back buttress to west corner. West end has good
5-light Perpendicular window, C19 quatrefoils to aisles. Low 2-
stage tower over crossing has setback buttresses, chamfered
loopholes to first stage, offset bellstage has C14 two-light
pointed windows with reticulated tracery and louvres, plain string
to blocking course, stair turret with loopholes on south west side.
Interior: Nave has segmental barrel-vaulted ceiling with ribs and
rosettes, 4-bay aisles with octagonal piers and triple chamfered
arches, east and south-west responds are C13 with attached triple-
shafts. Crossing has C13 triple-chamfered arches on attached
triple-shafts with keel mouldings. South transept hs C19 doorway
to west and C13 doorway to chancel. North or Hungerford Chapel has
fine stone C16 traceried screen from crossing, with fan coving and
crocketed ogee hoodmould to depressed archway; C16 panelled
doorway from chancel. Chancel has scissor-rafter and wagon roof,
3-bay north aisle with one late C12 pier with scalloped capital,
triple-shaft responds and restored east compound pier, south aisle
has restored compound piers with Purbeck marble shafts, triple
chamfered arches. Fine C13 east end has rere-arches on Purbeck
marble shafts, 1860's polychrome tile wall decoration. C19 vestry
within north aisle has blind arcading on marble shafts. 1623
kneeling figures of Moore Family, erected in north aisle of chancel
1959. Butterfield fittings include coloured marble font in south
aisle, nave pews and stone reredos, polychrome tiled floor. Late
C19 carved wooden octagonal pulpit with sounding board.
Particularly good Gibbs stained glass in chancel and north
transept. Good collection of wall memorials in north and south
transepts; classical tablets to Everetts and fine stone tablet
with Doric columns to entablature and gadrooned apron, to Richard
Snelgrove died 1650. Tablets in north transept to Ash-a-Courts of
Heytesbury House (q.v.), marbles signed by T. King of Bath, 1817,
and Reeves of Bath 1840. Collegiate church founded c1160 by
Jocelin, Bishop of Salisbury. (E.D. Ginever, The Ancient Wiltshire
Village of Heytesbury, 1981; N. Pevsner, Buildings of England,
Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: ST9250142559

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Source: English Heritage

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