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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 29 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 316060
OS Grid Reference: ST9582380820
OS Grid Coordinates: 395823, 180820
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5263, -2.0616
SEAGRY LOWER SEAGRY
ST 98 SE
5/288 Church of St Mary
Anglican parish church, 1849 by J.H.Hakewill, squared rubble stone
with stone slate roof, coped gables, finials and ashlar gabled west
bellcote. Nave, south porch, transepts and chancel, plain Early
English style with lancet windows, angle buttresses to nave and
chancel, side buttresses to transepts and porch. Nave has two west
lancets with linked hoodmoulds, paired lancets each side, two to
north, one and gabled projecting porch to south. Transepts have
two end-wall lancets with linked hoodmoulds and one each side.
Chancel has sill-course and two lancets with hoodmoulds each side,
south side centre door and east end 3-light window with hoodmould.
Interior: complete encaustic tile flooring, apparently C19 but said
to include some medieval tiles. Nave has arch-braced-collar rafter
roof, chancel has boarded 5-sided roof. Fittings: fine c1200
stone font with raised triangle-headed arcading. C15 timber screen
of 4-lights each side of Tudor-arched centre. Traceried heads to
lights, carved spandrels to centre and brattished cornice. C19
pulpit. In chancel north wall C14 female effigy said to be of
Isabella Mompesson. In south transept C13 effigy of a knight, said
to be W. de Clifford, who founded the church 1172, and 1678 and
1700 carved plaques to Robert and Rebekah Stratton. In nave, north
wall pedimented plaque to J. Jenkins died 1764 and fine open
pedimented plaque to C. Bayliffe died 1735. Stained glass:
unusual east window of 1849 combining painted and stained glass,
chancel lancets each side of c1878 and 1890. One nave north window
of c1875. West end organ by W. Sweetland of Bath 1888. Church
(K.R. Clew Church guide 1983; N. Pevsner Wiltshire 1975 463-4)
Listing NGR: ST9582380820
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