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Church of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelbert, Luckington

Description: Church of Saint Mary and Saint Ethelbert

Grade: I
Date Listed: 28 October 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 316030

OS Grid Reference: ST8373284047
OS Grid Coordinates: 383732, 184047
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5551, -2.2360

Location: Church Road, Luckington, Wiltshire SN14 6PG

Locality: Luckington
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6PG

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Listing Text

ST 88 SW (north side)

2/217 Church of Saint Mary and
Saint Ethelbert


GV 1

Anglican parish church, c1200 to C15, restored and chancel rebuilt
1892 by A.W. Blomfield, rubble stone with stone slate roofs and
coped gables. Nave, south aisle, north and south porches, north
tower, chancel with north vestry and south east chapel. Nave and
aisle have C15 fenestration, nave has tall 3-light pointed west
window and north side flat-headed 3-light and 2-light with
hoodmoulds each side of moulded pointed C14 north door in plain C18
gabled porch. South aisle has 4-centred 3-light west window, 2-
light and 3-light flat-headed windows with hoodmoulds flanking
ashlar gabled porch with moulded pointed arch. Pointed arched
inner doorway with C19 door. South east chapel is 1872
reconstruction of C13 original with two pairs of lancets to south
side, buttresses, rectangular window to right with hoodmoulds, and
east end 3-light stepped lancets. Chancel of 1872 is ashlar with
one south lancet, 3-light east window, one north lancet and added
1917 flat-roofed vestry. Four-stage north tower, C13 with bottom
stage north paired lancets, second stage small lancet loops to
north and east and third stage blocked 2-light bell-openings, with
plate-traceried quatrefoil heads, raised angle piers and corbel
table. Top bell-stage is C15 with 2-light Perpendicular openings
and hoodmoulds linked by dripcourse. Battlements and truncated
angle pinnacles.
Interior: much restored 3-bay arcade of c1200 with circular piers,
bases with spurs and trumpet-scallop caps with circular abaci.
Two-chamfer arches. C15 arch-braced collar rafter roofs to nave
and aisle. Painted texts of 1663 on north and south walls. Nave
has two low niches in north east angle, perhaps a former reredos,
behind C17 or C18 panelled stone pulpit. Corbel head in north east
angle, rood-stair in south east angle. Half-column piers to 2-
chamfer chancel arch. Chancel, dated 1872, has marble shafted
lancets, two to north, one to south and much restored C13 two bay
arcade to south east chapel with Purbeck marble shafted piers,
quatrefoil bases and caps. North side pointed arch on column piers
to tower. 1872 sanctuary decoration, brass rails, encaustic tiles,
mosaic reredos. South east chapel, apparently all restored has
fine Purbeck marble shafted windows with stiff-leaf caps to east
window shafts. Roof dated 1872. Two-chamfer west arch on column
piers, similar to tower and chancel arches. Fittings and
monuments: chancel stained glass and on south east chapel window of
c1910 by W.E. Tower. In aisle and south east chapel three coloured
marble late C18 plaques to Fitzherbert family, one of c1779 signed
T. Paty and Sons. South east chanel has framed plaque to H.
Fitzherbert died 1720. Nave has plank north door. Large stone
bowl font and west wall coloured marble monument to J. Harford died
(N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975 313-4).

Listing NGR: ST8373084044

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Source: English Heritage

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