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Church of All Saints, Oaksey

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 315756

OS Grid Reference: ST9909193630
OS Grid Coordinates: 399091, 193630
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6415, -2.0145

Location: 7 The Street, Oaksey, Wiltshire SN16 9TG

Locality: Oaksey
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 9TG

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Listing Text

(south side)

3/134 Church of All Saints



Anglican Parish Church. Probable C12 origin, C13 (chancel and
south arcade), C14 (north porch), mid C15, 1633 (south chapel
arcade) and late C19 restoration. Squared and coursed rubble with
dressed stone to north porch, flush rusticated dressed stone
quoins, ashlar dressings, copings and battlements; Welsh slate
roof to nave, stone slate roof to chancel. Nave, chancel, west
tower, south aisle and porch, north porch. Nave has C15 three-
light fenestration under flat heads with hoodmoulds; similar
windows to south aisle but with a C13 lancet to left of porch and a
2-light C13 window to right. Nave clerestory of 3-light C15
windows under pointed heads. Moulded cornices and embattled
parapets to nave and aisle. Chancel has single C13 lancet
fenestration to side walls and a 3-light C14 style C19 east window
with face stops. Tower of 3 stages: first and second C13, bell-
stage C15. Clasping west buttresses up to first stage string
course and embattled parapet with gargoyles below. West face has
round-arched doorway with plank door and lancet above to first
stage, clock to second and on all other faces except east; 2-
cusped-light bell openings with slate louvres to all faces.
Gabled south porch with round-arched doorway, plank door and
sundial below gable apex. Early C14 north porch with cusped and
sub-cusped ogee-headed doorway, 2-leaf studded plank outer doors,
inner pointed-arched doorway with 2-leaf plank door and Virgin and
Child statue in niche above; benches either side. To left of
porch on nave wall is a Sheila-na-Gig carving.
Interior: 4-bay south arcade with circular abaci and double-
chamfered arches; segmental-arched tower doorway with deep
revealed pointed-arched light above. C19 Early English style
chancel arch with rood stair to right. One-bay C17 arcade in-
chancel giving onto south chapel. Flat and coved plaster vaults
throughout, that to nave with fine face corbels form former timber
roof. Fittings: C13 font at north door: circular pillar and
bowl. Fragments of early C17 wall paintings on nave walls; north
wall has 2 tablets to William Goddard (1795) and William Butt
(1777). South aisle south wall has superb series of early C15
murals depicting St Christopher, Christ of the Trades and an
obscured section. C15 roodscreen and fine C19 choir pews possibly
,with C15 carving. C15 stained glass to nave north-east window,
late C19 glass to chancel east window.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9908693629

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Source: English Heritage

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