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Church of St Mary, Westbury

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313756

OS Grid Reference: ST8586049039
OS Grid Coordinates: 385860, 149039
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2404, -2.2039

Location: Old Dilton Road, Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire BA13 3RA

Locality: Westbury
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA13 3RA

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Listing Text

ST 84 NE
(west side)
8/118 Church of St Mary
Anglican parish church, now redundant. C14, C15 and C17 with C18
interior. Rubble stone, stone slate roof with coped verges. Nave,
chancel, north chapel and vestry, north aisle, south porch, west
spire. C14 gabled porch has moulded pointed doorway with hoodmould
and cusped spandrels, C17 tablet with scrolled carving on east
wall. Nave has 2-light Tudor-arched window to left and 2-light
square-headed window and 3-light square-headed window with cusped
lights to right. Chancel has moulded pointed priest's door to
south side with C14 two-light square-headed window with ogee-headed
lights and hoodmould to left and 3-light square-headed to right,
east end has 3-light Tudor-arched window with pointed lights and
hoodmould, diagonal buttresses. C17 north vestry and gallery has
hollow-chamfered east doorway to gallery with single-light hollow-
chamfered window over, north side has 3-light mullioned windows
with segmental cusped lights, to ground floor and gallery. North
aisle has diagonal buttresses, three 3-light square-headed windows
with Tudor-arched cusped lights, blocked doorway with scalloped
head and scrolled hoodmould. West end of nave has 2-light square-
headed window with arched lights either side of central buttress
carried up to octagonal stone bell turret with small square louvres
and short ashlar spire.
Interior: Porch has stone benches, 2-bay plastered pointed
ceiling with ribs, chamfered inner doorway. Nave has shallow
barrel vaulted plastered ceiling, flat plastered chancel ceiling,
no chancel arch. C15 four-bay north arcade with moulded pointed
arches with panelled soffits, chamfered square piers, 8-bay tie-
beam roof, formerly plastered. C17 vestry off north side of
chancel with C19 fireplace and fitted cupboards, family gallery
over with external access up stairs, panelled gallery front, 3-bay
tie-beam roof. Fine C18 fittings include west gallery with
panelled front, octagonal pulpit with tester, up steps, in centre
of south side, box pews of different dates incorporating late
Medieval pews, particularly to west end where several unaltered
Medieval pews survive. Recut C15 octagonal stone font at west end.
Royal Arms of George III over chancel. C18 communion rail with
stick balusters and ramped handrail. Lords Prayer painted on north
wall of aisle, some fragments of wall painting on south wall. Wall
tablet in chancel with scrolled decoration to Edward Line died
1744. Now in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8585649041

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Source: English Heritage

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