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Church of St Katherine, Holt

Description: Church of St Katherine

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 314480

OS Grid Reference: ST8606561603
OS Grid Coordinates: 386065, 161603
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3533, -2.2015

Location: 7 Maulton Close, Holt, Wiltshire BA14 6RA

Locality: Holt
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA14 6RA

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Listing Text

(north side)

10/32 Church of St Katherine



Anglican parish church. C15 tower, rest rebuilt 1891 by C.E.
Ponting. Dressed limestone, Welsh slate roof with coped verges.
Plan: west tower, aisled nave, south porch, chancel with north
vestry. 1890s gabled porch with moulded pointed C13-style archway,
stone carving of St Katherine in trefoiled star over door,
saddleback coped verge with finial. South aisle has two 2-light
Tudor-arched windows in Perpendicular style with mask terminals to
hoodmoulds to left and right of porch, moulded cornice to
battlemented parapet with corner pinnacles, square-headed 3-light
west and east aisle windows. Nave clerestory has four 3-light
square-headed windows, gableted pilasters to east and west corners.
Chancel has three 2-light square-headed south windows, gableted
angle buttresses with pinnacles and 5-light Perpendicular style
east window with ogee hoodmoulds, 1890s north vestry has pointed
moulded doorway, pointed mullioned and transomed window and stack
with traceried panels. North aisle has two-light mullioned windows
with Tudor-arched lights and hoodmoulds, buttresses with pinnacles
carried above parapet, fielded inscription panels reset along base
of wall, probably from chest tombs, 3-light square-headed west
aisle window. C15 three-stage tower has moulded plinth, diagonal
buttresses, string courses, Tudor-arched west doorway with double
planked doors, 3-light Perpendicular window over, string course to
middle stage with large canopied image niche with 2 relief-carved
wheels of St Katherine below, north and south sides have deeply
recessed Tudor-arched lancets with hoodmoulds. Bellstage has 2-
light pointed stone louvres, moulded string course with gargoyles
to battlemented parapet with carved Katherine wheels, corner
pinnacles, saddleback tower roof, shallow projecting stair turret
on north side with arrowloops.
Interior: Four-bay C19 nave roof with hammer-beam trusses and
brattishing, 4-bay arcade with moulded pointed arches on cavetto-
moulded octagonal piers, string course below clerestory. Lean-to
aisle roofs on stone corbels, moulded elliptical archway at east
end of north aisle through to vestry. C15 double-cavetto-moulded
tower arch, coping of former steeper nave roof visible on wall
above, narrow Tudor-arched doorway to stairs. Pointed chancel arch
with triple shafts, brattished capitals. Chancel has pointed
barrel-vaulted boarded roof with ribs, brattished frieze, moulded
elliptical archway to organ chamber and vestry with angel carved on
keystone. Tiled floor, 2-seat sedilia with crocketed canopy on
south wall, 2-bay piscina and aumbry on north wall. Fittings:
Vine-leaf carved stone reredos, Perpendicular stone altar, brass
and wooden communion rail, 1890s seating throughout and wooden
pulpit with traceried panels, given by Rev H. Moseley 1891. C12
cylindrical stone font bowl with scallops and chevrons, reset on
vase pedestal. Some good stained glass; unsigned east window in
memory of Edith Mackay died 1886, south east aisle window by
Heaton, Butler and Bayne, 1925. Monuments: Two hatchments in
tower. South aisle has 2 coloured marble tablets with draped urns
by Brewer of Box, to John Godwin died 1790 and to Mary Tayle died
1802, painted stone tablet to John Shewring died 1691 with cupids
and bay leaf oval panel with inscription, several early C18
tablets with semi-circular headed tops, e.g. to Richard Earl; died
1718. Baily monuments in tower include moulded stone tablet with
scrolled pediment with arms, to Elizabeth Baily, died 1705, large
stone tablet with drapery and gadrooned apron to Jonathan Godwin
died 1761. In north aisle are C19 classical black and white
marbles and tablet with draped urn to Francis Pont died 1784, by
Reeves of Bath.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8606561603

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Source: English Heritage

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