Description: Church of St Michael and All Angels and RAF Chapel
Date Listed: 17 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 316747
OS Grid Reference: SU0239278739
OS Grid Coordinates: 402392, 178739
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5076, -1.9669
SU 07 NW LYNEHAM CALNE ROAD
8/60 Church of St. Michael and All
Angels and RAF Chapel
Anglican parish church and chapel for R.A.F. base. C14 - C15 and
chancel 1862-5 by William Butterfield.
Coursed limestone, ashlar to lower part of tower and porch. Roof
slate, some old stone slates and asbestos slates.
Nave and south porch, north aisle C15, much restored. Short west
tower, late C14. 3-light Perpendicular windows to aisle and
blocked north door, all C15.
Tower: 2 stage, crenellated, west door c1350 -1400. Nave windows
Chancel Decorated forms, mid wall string stepped up at east end.
Transverse gabled vestry.
Internally, 4 bay C19 nave arcade, 5 bay roof: scissor braces with
cinquefoils in apex boarding, by Butterfield. Chancel 2 bay,
trussed rafter roof. Large sedilia, severe piscina. Aisle roof
moulded rafters and purlins, 1680. Rood screen C15 panelled, with
quatrefoil tracery, no doors, heavily repainted. Tower arch
screen, C17, arcaded panels and pendents over central doors, also
repainted. Pulpit, Cl9, part octagon. Font: Octagonal on moulded
Monuments: In north aisle; HENEAGE WALKER, 1758, veined white
marble. Broken pediment on Corinthian columns, crested arms and
lamenting angels. DIONYSIA WALKER, Marble tablet with segmental
head. JOHN WALKER HENEAGE, 1806 by T King of Bath. White marble
relief of grieving figure by broken column, on grey marble oval.
ARABELLA WALKER HENEAGE, 1818, white and black marble, also by T.
King. Scroll with urn over. JAMES BUTTON WALKER, 1817. COLEBROOK
By organ: Dame ELEANOR BUTTON (of Tockenham Court) 1706.
Limestone aedicule enclosing marble plaque recording legacy (Amount
C17 Houselling bench in chancel. Organ by Sweetland. Glass; East
window by Gibbs.
Listing NGR: SU0239278739
Source: English Heritage
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