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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Longbridge Deverill

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313398

OS Grid Reference: ST8664341369
OS Grid Coordinates: 386643, 141369
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1714, -2.1924

Location: Church Street, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire BA12 7DJ

Locality: Longbridge Deverill
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7DJ

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Listing Text

ST 84 SE
(east side)
Church of St. Peter and
St. Paul


Anglican parish church. Late C11, C14, C15, restorations 1847 and
1860. Rubble stone, tiled or Welsh slate roofs. Plan: nave and
aisles, chancel with side chapels, west tower and south porch.
Gabled C19 porch with pointed doorway with hoodmould, group of
cusped lancets to sides, coped verges. South aisle has pair of
cusped lancets to left and one to right, plain blocking course with
string course and coping. Clerestory with 3 chamfered lancets.
South chapel has chamfered pointed priest's doorway, small lancet
to right and 2-light geometric-style window to left, diagonal
buttresses to east with 2-light geometric-style window. Chancel
has two 2-light geometric-style window to south and large 3-light
geometric-style window to east, three 2-light geometric-style
windows to north side. North Bath Chapel has 3-light geometric-
style window to east and three 2-light to north. North aisle has
two 2-light C16 cusped mullioned windows and one 3-light window
with arched lights with keystones; all with square hoodmoulds,
blocking course. Clerestory has 3 lancets. Varied pitched roofs
with ceramic ridge cresting, coped verges. Three-sided stair
turret with pointed doorway and 3 loopholes, pointed stone roof, 3-
stage west tower has angle buttresses, battered plinth, large 3-
light Perpendicular west window, chamfered lancets to second stage,
2-light louvred Perpendicular windows to bellstage, string course
to battlemented parapet.
Interior: porch has braced collar-rafter roof, pointed inner
doorway with hoodmould with carved heads. Nave has 6-bay wagon
roof, 3-bay north arcade has plain chamfered semi-circular arches
with plain abaci on square chamfered piers, 5-bay south arcade has
double-chamfered pointed arches, aisles have moulded tie-beam
roofs. Tower arch has stylised leaf capitals to double chamfered
arch, pointed doorway to stairs. C19 pointed chancel arch with
foliated capitals, chancel has wagon roof, polychrome tiled floor
and stamped ceramic wall decoration. Double-chamfered arch to
Bath Chapel from north aisle filled by 1921 tromp d'oeil C16-style
screen, by F.C. Eden, two pointed arches on compound piers to
chancel, Bath Chapel has polychrome tiled floor, chest tomb with
Ludlow heraldic arms, to John Ludlow died 1519, brought here from
Hill Deverill, fine Art Nouveau memorial font by A. Gilbert to J.B.
Thynne died 1887. Other fittings: baroque-style wooden pulpit,
C13 cylindrical font with C17 cover, several fine screens; C18-
style screen in tower with Ionic columns and segmental pediment;
screen at west end of south aisle with composite pilasters, arched
panels and cartouches, c1700 from Hatfield; south chapel Jacobean-
style screen by F.C. Eden, to Ralph Brocklebank died 1921; C19
pews, Jacobean-style carved wooden reredos with figures of saints.
Thynne hatchment in tower, relief Royal Arms over south door, War
memorial in nave by F.C. Eden. C18 marble memorial to Sir John
Thynne died 1580, C17 wooden memorials to Coker family, marbles to
Elizabeth, Marchioness of Bath, died 1825 by Chantrey and to 2nd
Marquess of Bath, died 1837, all in Bath Chapel. (N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: ST8664341369

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Source: English Heritage

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