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Church of All Saints, Norton Bavant

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313430

OS Grid Reference: ST9072343309
OS Grid Coordinates: 390723, 143309
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1889, -2.1341

Location: Norton Bavant, Wiltshire BA12 7BB

Locality: Norton Bavant
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 7BB

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Listing Text

ST 94 SW
(west side)
4/208 Church of All Saints


Anglican parish church. C14 tower and Benet Chapel, remainder
rebuilt 1839-41 by William Walker of Shaftesbury, restored 1868 and
1894. Limestone ashlar, fishscale tiled roof. Plan; nave, south
chapel, chancel, north-east vestry, south-east organ chamber, west
tower, north porch. C19 gabled porch with diagonal buttresses,
moulded pointed doorway with attached shafts, hoodmould, coped
verges with cross finial. North side of nave has four tall 2-light
trefoiled square-headed windows with hoodmoulds. Gabled C19 vestry
with chamfered pointed doorway and 2-light Perpendicular-style and
C16-style windows with hoodmoulds. North and south side of chancel
has 2-light trefoiled square-headed window with hoodmould, east end
has diagonal buttresses, 3-light Perpendicular-style window with
pointed hoodmould. Organ chamber on south side has blind 2-light
pointed Perpendicular window. South, Benet chapel has 2-light
pointed geometric-style east window and 3-light pointed
Perpendicular window to south, diagonal buttresses, attached is low
vault with stone pitched roof and blocked segmental arched opening
to south. South side of nave has two 2-light and one 1-light
trefoiled square-headed windows. C14 3-stage west tower has
moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses, Tudor-arched blocked west
doorway with inserted tablet to John Togood died 1663, 3-light
Perpendicular window over, second stage has 2-light cusped square-
headed window with hoodmould, offset bellstage with 2-light cusped
square-headed louvred windows with hoodmoulds, string course to
battlemented parapet with corner gargoyles, stair turret on north
side has loopholes and chamfered top with battlemented parapet and
Interior: pointed chamfered inner doorway, porch has arch-braced
collar-rafter roof. Nave has C19 six-bay roof with cusped arch-
braced collar trusses, herringbone boarded. Double-chamfered tower
arch. Plain chamfered chancel arch, chancel has polychrome tiled
floor, plain C19 sedilia on south wall, pointed cupboard on north
wall and chamfered pointed doorway to vestry. Benet chapel has C14
chamfered pointed archway on chamfered and roll-moulded responds.
C17 wrought-iron double gated screen, fine collection of floor
tablets to members of Benet family of Pyt House and Norton Bavant
House (q.v.) from 1461 tablet with brasses to John Benet to one of
1778, 3-bay hammer-beam roof with carved angels and cusped wind
bracing with dentilled mouldings, several Gothic and classical
marble wall tablets, including one to Thomas Benet died 1653.
Other fittings, C18 baluster stone font at west end of nave, C19
pews and pulpit, late C19 stained glass in east window to Harriet
Fane, plain marble tablets in nave to members of Eliot family. (N.
Pevsner, The Buildings of England; Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9072343309

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Source: English Heritage

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