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Church of St Mary, Odstock

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319531

OS Grid Reference: SU1515426102
OS Grid Coordinates: 415154, 126102
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0341, -1.7852

Locality: Odstock
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 4JA

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Listing Text

(south side)

5/150 Church of St. Mary



Anglican parish church. C12, C13 and C14, with remodelling of 1870
by J. Fowler of Louth. Rendered flint nave with limestone and
flint chequers to tower and east end, tiled roof with coped verges
and cross finials. Consists of 3-bay nave, chancel, west tower and
north porch. C19 porch is timber-framed on flint and stone plinth,
the inner doorway has a double-chamfered pointed archway. North
side of nave has one tall chamfered lancet and a pair of tall
lancets with a buttress between. North side chancel has one
chamfered square-headed window with a round-arched window at a
lower height. East end has angle buttresses and three stepped
lancets. South side chancel has two tall lancets with a buttress
between. South side of nave has one pair of lancets, a buttress
and a single lancet, with a double-chamfered pointed doorway to the
left. 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses; west window is a
pointed arch with two cusped lancets and hood mould, above is
single pointed window and bell stage has 2-light cusped C16 style
window to south and west sides and a single C16 style window to
north. North-east side of tower has hexagonal stair turret with
single lancet on north face.
Interior: plastered walls and widely splayed windows. C14 double-
chamfered pointed arch at base of tower with octagonal responds and
capitals, north side of tower has Tudor-arched doorway and evidence
of a removed floor with stone corbels and a Tudor-arched doorway.
Roofs of nave and chancel are braced collar-rafter roofs with no
bay divisions. Chancel arch is double-chamfered pointed with
cylindrical half-shafts and capitals of C13, polychrome tiled floor
in chancel. Fittings include a finely carved C16 pulpit with
inscription to Elizabeth I, 1580; cylindrical font is probably C13,
at west end nave. Pews and choir stalls are Victorian. Memorials
include a C14 cusped arch in the south wall of nave, with low tomb
with figure incised on lid. At west end of nave is C16 monument
with Ionic columns supporting a frieze and cornice with finials and
armourial shields in relief below: the inscriptions refer to the
Webb family during the C18, eg Maria Webb died 1765. East window
has unsigned late C19 stained glass.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: SU1515426102

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Source: English Heritage

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