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Church of St Mary, Kingston Deverill

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313384

OS Grid Reference: ST8458437062
OS Grid Coordinates: 384584, 137062
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1326, -2.2217

Location: B3095, Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire BA12 7HE

Locality: Kingston Deverill
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7HE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Bowl Barrow 50m West of St Mary's Church, 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 83 NW
(south side)
Church of St. Mary


Anglican parish church. C15, 1846 restoration by Manners and Gill
of Bath. Limestone, rock-facing to nave and chapel, Welsh slate
or lead roofs. Plan: nave, south chapel, now organ chamber,
chancel and central tower, south porch. Gabled porch with
diagonal buttresses and coped verge and pointed archway with ogee
cusping and shafts with foliated capitals. Nave has 2-light
pointed geometric-style window to left and right, corbel table
with foliated corbels and plain blocking course. Rebuilt south
chapel has two 3-light pointed geometric-style windows with
hoodmoulds, similar corbel table and blocking course to nave.
Three-stage central tower has buttresses with offsets, 2-light
geometric-style window to first stage, trefoil-headed window to
second stage, bell-stage has string course and 2-light
Perpendicular window with decorative pierced louvres, moulded
string course with good carved gargoyles. Chancel has two C19
cusped lancets with hoodmoulds to south side, east end has diagonal
buttresses, large 3-light geometric-style window and gable with
ballflower ornament, north side has cusped lancet, pointed planked
door with strap hinges in cusped arch with attached shafts,
foliated frieze to blocking course of open trefoils on north and
south sides. North side of tower has square stair turret with
chamfered doorway and loopholes, low broach spire with roll
moulding. North side of nave has one 2-light geometric-style
window to left and three to right of pointed doorway of vestry,
blocking course as on south. West end has diagonal buttresses and
good 4-light geometric-style window.
Interior: porch has moulded cusped rafter roof, pointed inner
doorway. Five-bay nave has good C19 cusped arch-braced collar
trusses and plainer trusses to half-bays, cusped windbraces.
Plain ashlar walls. South chapel, now organ chamber has 2-bay
arcade on octagonal piers and responds and cyma-moulded arches,
probably C15. Double-chamfered tower arches, ceiling with moulded
cross beams. Two-bay chancel has good C19 cusped and carved arch-
braced collar trusses, cusped windbraces, windows with cusped rere-
arches, plain reredos with stone foliated frieze, polychrome tiled
floor. Fittings: C19 brass and wooden communion rail, fine
wooden pulpit with panels of Flemish Flamboyant tracery, C12
cylindrical stone font at west end, C19 pews with carved bench-
ends. Medieval stone effigy in chancel; unidentified. White
marble wall tablet in south chapel to Jane Deer, died 1778 and
other members of family up to 1840. C16 grisaille glass in west
window, late C19 stained glass in nave dedicated to Philip Moore
and Amy Stratton. Fine late C14 wood seated figure of Virgin and
Child, probably German and given to the Church in 1970 by Mr.
Holman. Restoration paid for by Dowager Marchioness of Bath.
(Kelly's Directory, Wiltshire, 1875. N. Pevsner, The Buildings of
England, Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: ST8458437062

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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