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Church of St Mary, Codford

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313517

OS Grid Reference: ST9749139768
OS Grid Coordinates: 397491, 139768
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1572, -2.0372

Location: Church Lane, Codford, Wiltshire BA12 0PJ

Locality: Codford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0PJ

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Listing Text

ST 93 NE
(east side)
7/44 Church of St Mary (formerly listed as
Church of St Mary The Virgin)
Anglican parish church. Late C12, late C14, rebuilt by T.H. Wyatt
1863, restored 1878-79 by E.H. Lingen-Barker. Dressed limestone
and rubble stone, tiled roofs with ceramic ridge cresting. Plan:
Nave with south aisle, south porch, west tower, chancel with north
vestry. C19 gabled porch has diagonal buttresses, coped verge,
Tudor-arched doorway with planked door with ornamental hinges, side
walls with cusped ogee lancets. South aisle has one 2-light
pointed window with ogee lights to left and two to right of porch,
3-light west window and 2-light Perpendicular-style east window
with quatrefoil over. Chancel has single C19 lancet to south,
diagonal buttresses to east end, C19 three-light east window with
hoodmould, datestones over inscribed WL/1807 and IM/1622, north
side has two C19 lancets and a gabled vestry with shouldered
planked door to east and pair of shouldered lights to north side.
North side of nave has three C19 two-light pointed windows, ashlar
stack attached to west buttress. Three-stage C15 tower with string
courses and diagonal buttresses, C19 moulded pointed west doorway
with king mask terminals to hoodmould, C19 three-light window with
reticulated tracery over, north side has arrowloop to second stage,
south side has gilded circular clockface, 2-light Perpendicular
windows with louvres to bellstage, string course to battlemented
Interior: Three-bay C19 nave roof with deep arch-braced collar
trusses on stone corbels, tiled floor with cast-iron heating
grilles. Three-bay C19 south arcade with plain chamfered pointed
arches on cylindrical piers, 3-bay aisle roof with arch-braced
collars. Fine late C12 Transitional pointed chancel arch with
keel-moulded shafts, crocketed capitals and square abaci, north
east capital with vine carving, roll-moulded arch with scroll-
carved ornament around top. Chancel floored with polychrome tiles,
2-bay deep arch-braced collar truss roof on stone angel corbels.
Organ pipes set in pointed chamfered archway to south chapel. C19
chancel fittings include 1891 interlaced arcading to stone reredos,
truncated 1913, unsigned stained glass in east window of 1910.
South chapel has plain rafter roof, part of early C17 stone
monument to John Mompesson, rector here 1612-1645; two round
arches, composite columns to carved frieze and cornice, Mompesson
arms below. Other fittings: cylindrical C12 stone font with roll
mouldings, possibly recut, Jacobean polygonal carved wooden pulpit,
reset on C19 stone plinth and with 1913 back panels and sounding
board, altar said to incorporate part of pulpit panels from Church
of St Mary, Oxford, brought here by James Ingram who died 1844.
1912 south west aisle window stained glass, 1898 glass in north
window to commemorate 60 years of Victoria's reign. Good stone and
slate memorial tablet in tower with floral drops and gadrooned
apron, scrolled pediment with torch to John Ingram died 1785,
gothic stone tablet over south door to Jacobus(sic) Ingram died
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Church

Listing NGR: ST9749139768

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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