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Description: Church of St Anne
Date Listed: 7 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 315452
OS Grid Reference: ST9375867932
OS Grid Coordinates: 393758, 167932
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4104, -2.0911
LACOCK BOWDEN HILL
ST 96 NW
3/19 Church of St Anne
Anglican parish church, 1856-7 by S.B. Gabriel of Bristol for Capt
J.N. Gladstone of Bowden Park. Squared ironstone rubble with
ashlar dressings, stone slate roofs and coped gables. Nave,
chancel and north porch in Early English style with Romanesque
style north east tower, gabled with shingled pyramid roof. Three-
window nave with flat buttresses, heavy string course, moulded
eaves and 2-light plate-traceried windows. North porch has
battered plinth flush on west side with west wall. West window of
2-light centre with single lights each side flanked by blank
windows, to give row of seven pointed arches, taller in centre.
Shafting between arches is missing. Gable vesica. Chancel has
heavy corbel table, 3 lancets to south, one to north, clasping flat
buttresses and east end 3 pointed lights in 5-arch arcade. Foiled
circle in gable. Three-stage north east tower with clasping flat
buttresses to bottom stage, ashlar coping between stages, second
stage with recessed walling, corbel table and small arched light
each side. The gabled top stage is heavily ornate with 3 stepped
lights each side, the shafting missing and Evangelist symbols as
gargoyles at each corner. Coped gables.
Interior is ashlar lined with much finely lettered inscription.
Nave has good windbraced 6-bay roof, moulded chancel arch with leaf
capitals, stone pulpit and font. Chancel has 3-bay roof with thin
windbracing, encaustic tile floor, alabaster reredos over marble
dado, Purbeck shafting to windows and moulded north arch to vestry.
East window glass signed Warrington 1857. North wall brass to Mrs
Gladstone (d 1862). Two nave stained glass windows of c1863 to
Captain and Mrs Gladstone, west window of 1887. Various brass
plaques on south wall to Merewether family of Bowden Hill House.
(N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975 120)
Listing NGR: ST9375867932
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Source: English Heritage
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