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Church of All Saints, Sutton Benger

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316100

OS Grid Reference: ST9472078722
OS Grid Coordinates: 394720, 178722
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5074, -2.0775

Location: High Street, Sutton Benger, Wiltshire SN15 4RF

Locality: Sutton Benger
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN15 4RF

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Listing Text

ST 9478 (north side)

12/272 Church of All Saints



Anglican parish church, C12 origins, C14 and C15, heavily restored
1851 by J.H. Hakewill. Rubble stone with stone slate roofs and
coped gables. West tower, nave, south aisle, south porch and
chancel. C15 west tower has pointed west door, renewed 3-light
west window, canopied niche over, diagonal buttresses, moulded
dripcourses, flat-headed 2-light bell openings with pierced stone
panels, panelled embattled parapet with corner pinnacles and centre
bell-spirelet, openwork with crockets. Nave has ashlar 3-window
C15 north wall with buttresses, moulded plinth and large
Perpendicular flat-headed 3-light windows, possibly originally a
north aisle. Small circular east window. South aisle has
remarkable C14 Decorated detail. Sill course and massive ball
flower eaves cornice carried around west end as hoodmould over 3-
light west window with reticulated tracery. Three bay south side
with stepped buttresses, moulded sill course and dripcourse,
mouldings carried around buttresses and projecting ashlar south
porch, dripcourse raised as hoodmould over 2-light pointed window
each side of porch. Porch has moulded pointed arch with ogee
headed niche over, three flat-headed cusped 2-light side windows
with buttresses between, moulded sill course and eaves cornice.
Ball flower cornice is not continued to right of porch. Right 2-
light window has cusped lights and octofoil head. Exceptional
pointed east window with reticulated tracery all ball flower
ornamented and cusped. Blank bottom panel of middle light is
ornamented with a miniature scheme of the window between buttress
shafts. Very large pig gargoyle to right, between nave and aisle
roofs. 1851 chancel with ball flower eaves cornice, south side
lancet, buttress, door and 2-light window, east end 3-light with
flamboyant tracery and north side gabled vestry and lancet.
Interior: porch has transverse stone arches on wall shafts. Stone
slab roof. Moulded pointed doorway with C19 door. Aisle has
double-purlin roof with collar trusses, possibly original, nave has
broad 1851 four-bay windbraced roof. Moulded tower arch, 1851
five-bay arcade of circular piers and 2-step pointed arches, the
west arch springing from green-man carved corbel, of remarkable
size and quality, possibly C19 but said to be original. Aisle has
circular scalloped Norman font and fine canopied niche with
buttress shafts in middle light of east window. Mutilated niche in
wall to right. C19 chancel arch, scissor-truss chancel roof and
encaustic-tiled sanctuary with c1851 stalls. Stained glass: deep
coloured 1851 east window, pictorial style, one chancel south
window of 1862. Nave north windows with, from east, patterned
quarries of c1860, good C14 style glass of c1862 and good deep
coloured window of 1864 signed Charles Gibbs. Nave east roundel
has glass of c1860.
(N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975, 502-3)

Listing NGR: ST9472078722

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Source: English Heritage

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