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Church of St Andrew, Melksham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 314242

OS Grid Reference: ST9135664450
OS Grid Coordinates: 391356, 164450
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3790, -2.1256

Location: 33 Church Lane, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 7DG

Locality: Melksham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN12 7DG

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Listing Text

(west side)

6/24 Church of St. Andrew, Melksham


Anglican Parish Church 1876. By Charles Adye. Ashlar, decorative
tiled roof with coped verges, cross finials and cresting. Nave and
chancel with south door and north vestry. Early English style.
Door in pointed roll-moulded arch with hood mould with foliated
terminals, slightly projecting gabled panel around door has trefoil
with small statue of St. Andrew. 3-bay nave has two lancets with
roll moulding to each bay, buttresses separate bays, strng course
below windows. One-bay chancel with lower roof level has 2 lancets
with roll moulding, angle buttresses and 3 graded lancets to east
end, string course below. Gabled vestry porch on north side of
chancel has pointed arched door with hood mould, trefoil over and
small lancet half in the roof. West end has 2 lancets with roll
moulding and trefoil over, church room abutting west wall has 2
plain lancets and pointed north door with hood mould and foliated
terminals. Gabled bell cote to west gable.
Interior: Plain ashlar walls have string below lancets, no
demarcation of bays. Braced collar rafter roof. C13-style chancel
arch has good moulding and grouped shafts on foliated corbels with
foliated capitals, hood mould. Piscina in north wall has pointed
arch with hood mould and corbel with good vine carving. Reredos of
1898 in pink and white marble has 3 niches with statues of Christ,
Mary and John the Baptist, marble panels either side have fine
carved scenes in quatrefoils and naturalistic floral carving in
rectangular panels. East window has good brightly coloured glass
by Powell and Sons. Nave has good stained glass of early C20, west
windows are memorial to members of the Lopes family of Sandridge
Park (q.v.). (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire,

Listing NGR: ST9135664450

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Source: English Heritage

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