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Church of Holy Trinity, Dilton Marsh

Description: Church of Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313750

OS Grid Reference: ST8494949813
OS Grid Coordinates: 384949, 149813
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2473, -2.2170

Location: High Street, Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire BA13 4DL

Locality: Dilton Marsh
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 4DL

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Listing Text

ST 84 NW
(south side)
7/112 Church of Holy Trinity
Anglican parish church. 1844 by T.H. Wyatt. Coursed rubble stone,
fishscale tiled roof with coped verges. Neo-Norman. Aisleless
cruciform plan with north porch. Gabled porch with zig-zag
moulding to round-arched opening on pair of shafts, roll-moulded
doorway with more zig-zag and planked double doors with ornamental
hinges. Nave windows high above string course; one round-arched
window with attached shafts to right and three to left, chevron
frieze and pilaster buttresses to eaves. North transept has two 2-
light round-arched windows with shafts to east and west sides,
triple round-arched windows to north, clasping buttresses. Chancel
with apsidal east end with oculi and three round-arched windows,
small gabled vestry attached to south side has shouldered doorway
and one round-arched window. South transept same as north but with
shouldered doorway in roll-moulded arched surround to west side.
South side of nave has five round-arched windows with attached
shafts, circular stair turret to west gallery on south west corner,
shouldered doorway and lancets, conical roof. West end has 2
round-arched windows with stylised capitals below string course and
pair of windows in round-arched panel with triple shafts to gallery
over, clasping buttresses. Low crossing tower has square stair
turret on south west corner, corner shafts, row of 5 round-arched
windows with attached shafts and louvres to each side, clockface on
north side, corbel table with gargoyles to plain parapet.
Interior: Nave has 5-bay tie-beam truss roof with curved V-struts,
on stone corbels, polychrome tiled floor. West gallery on 3-bay
ashlar arcade with round arches on cylindrical piers, relief-carved
Royal Arms on front. Wide crossing is rib-vaulted with round
arches on half-piers with stylised capitals. Low stone wall across
chancel steps with zig-zag decorated coping, apsidal east end with
trefoiled niches containing paintings of Twelve Apostles, St
Matthew in mosaic and painted tiles, stencilled decoration and
frieze with quatrefoils, stone reredos with Crucifixion scene below
aedicule, timber roof with beams radiating from main tie-beam
truss. Lady Chapel in north transept with piscina on east wall,
good 1880s, and 1900s stained glass. Fittings: brass and cast-
iron communion rail, square stone pulpit on compound pier base,
square stone font on short pedestal at west end. Early electric
light fittings. Some good stained glass in east end in memory of
Phipps family of Chalcot House (q.v.). Cost £3262 in 1844.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8494949813

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Source: English Heritage

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