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Church of St Andrew, Blunsdon St Andrew

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 318249

OS Grid Reference: SU1361289696
OS Grid Coordinates: 413612, 189696
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6059, -1.8048

Location: Lyall Close, Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon SN26 8DJ

Locality: Blunsdon St Andrew
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN26 8DJ

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Listing Text

Church of St Andrew
SU 18 NW 7/90 26.1.55


Mediaeval traces. Practically rebuilt by Butterfield 1868. Small country church
of rubble with red tile roof. C15 style grafted on early English. Chancel,
nave and south aisle, west bell turret with 2 bells and odd spirelet. Three
bay nave with central gabled porch to north with quatrefoil vent and trefoil
heads to side buttresses. Hollow chamfered surround to pointed doorway (possibly
C13), wrought iron strap hinges. A 2 and a 3-light square headed Perpendicular
style window with mouchette heads. Plain ashlar dressed paired lights to lower
later 2 bay chancel with gabled organ vestry to north. Three light geometrical
east window (with, inside, a foiled 'rere-arch' - in fact foiled reveal).
The west front appears to be a different build: rough-faced rubble with ashlar
bands. Central belfry break with 2 foiled openings and crenellated parapet
to nipped roof; small octagonal spirelet and weathervane; this break is linked
by wall thickening and buttress to small door to south-west with Caernarvon
arch. Foiled vesca-shape opening to right. Boiler house and chimney to south-west.
Interior: reused plain circa 1200 doorway (now a niche). Low 3 bay arcade,
C13. Butterfield reredos, altar-rails, sedilia and pews retained.
Nave roof: king post type with foiled braces.
Rubble churchyard wall to south and to west, gabled doorway formerly entrance
from Abbey. Numerous mediaeval fragments - sculpted stones, mediaeval tiles
and some traces of an arcade found during work of 1868, indicating a later church
in the Middle Ages.

Listing NGR: SU1361289696

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Source: English Heritage

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