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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Coombe Bissett

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319447

OS Grid Reference: SU1226325995
OS Grid Coordinates: 412263, 125995
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0332, -1.8265

Location: Lower Road, Coombe Bissett, Wiltshire SP5 4NG

Locality: Coombe Bissett
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4NG

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/67 Church of St. Mary The Virgin



Anglican parish church. C14 with tower of early C17 and
restoration of 1860s. Flint with limestone dressings, tiled roof
with ridge tiles and coped verges. Consists of nave, south and
north aisles, chancel and south-east tower. C19 west door with
hood mould and trefoils in spandrels, above is 4-light
Perpendicular window with hood mould, buttresses to either side.
West ends of aisles windowless, south aisle has blocked Tudor-
arched doorway to west. South side of aisle has 2-light C16 style
window with hood mould to left, to right is 3-light trefoiled C16
style window with hood mould. 3-stave tower has diagonal
buttresses, pair of lancets to 1st stage, small square-headed light
to 2nd stage and bell stage with string course and pair of square-
headed lights with louvres to each face, battlemented parapet with
string course and pyramidal tiled roof. South side chancel has two
cusped lancets, east has group of three lancets and north side has
a single lancet. East window of north aisle is 2-light C16 style
window with hood mould and relieving arch. North side aisle has
two 2-light C16 style windows with hood moulds.
Interior: Nave has 4-bay arch-braced tie-beam roof on carved stone
corbels, early C14 south arcade of three tall double-chamfered
arches on octagonal piers with responds, north arcade has four
shorter pointed arched on octagonal piers; no responds. Double-
chamfered chancel arch. Plain piscina on south wall of chancel,
late C14 ogee-headed piscina on east wall of north aisle.
Victorian pews, pulpit and font at west end. Late C20 glass in
east windows. Marble wall tablet in north aisle with arms of
Wyndham family; Edmund Wyndham died 1723. Several good C18 floor
tablets with fine lettering, especially in north aisle. Flagstone
floors throughout. _
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU1226325995

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Source: English Heritage

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