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Church of St Giles, Tockenham

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 316772

OS Grid Reference: SU0400279332
OS Grid Coordinates: 404002, 179332
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5129, -1.9437

Location: Tockenham, Wiltshire SN4 7PN

Locality: Tockenham
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN4 7PN

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Listing Text


8/85 Church of St Giles
(Formerly listed as the
17.1.55 Church of St John)


Anglican Parish Church. Late C13. Nave, chancel and south porch.
Limestone rubble with ashlar quoins. Stone slate roofs. C17
timber framed bell tower over west end of nave. Nave has 3 two-
light trefoil headed windows with slightest ogee heads, and fourth
with Geometric trefoil in head. No hood mouldings. Chancel one
two-light and two single light low-side windows. East window
expansive 5-lights of 1876 restoration. East bay of south chancel
wall rebuilt C16 with 2-light windows. At eaves of chancel
chamfered wallhead table. South priest's door. West nave wall has
3 short lancets, the centre one raised over central buttress.
Opposing nave doors, almost round headed, chamfered, the north door
blocked. South porch probably C16-C17. Round headed outer door
with key and abaci. Trefoiled niche over, and cubic sundial finial.
Interior: 3-bay nave with wide C15-C16 ridged roof, arched braces
to collar, and ashlars. Walls stripped of plaster. Timber framed
rood loft door opening originally accessible from chancel. C17
timber framed wall in western bay incorporating posts of bell
tower. 3-bay chancel roof, renewed, underdrawn in plaster at
collar level. Walls unplastered. Font: C12 on later short
column; arcaded upper carved zone, curtained lower. Pulpit: C18
fielded panelled half octagon on stone column. Pews: Simple C18
with panelled ends. Chancel fittings C19, wrought iron communion
rail. Piscina. Monuments: On chancel north wall MARY GODDARD d;
1726, white marble, relievo bust in cartouche, urn over and
flanking obelisks carrying black marble tondi. Arms below. SMITH
family, 1776, arca, white marble on black by Rogers of Bath. Nave:
GODDARD SMITH and family, 1691, handsome multi-coloured marbles,
pediment on consoles, urn above. Putto on gable and cartouche
below. JACOB MATTHEWS, 1883: also 8 mitchells in floor to SMITH
family. Early C17 panelling in boiler enclosure. Hatchment over
chancel arch. External sculpture: South nave wall, C2-C3
limestone, Aesculapius standing, robed with snake entwined baluster
altar, all in exedra with ribbed vault. Date stone WW/MS/1699 on
same wall.

Listing NGR: SU0400279332

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Source: English Heritage

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