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Church of St Birinus, Redlynch

Description: Church of St Birinus

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 319752

OS Grid Reference: SU1986521072
OS Grid Coordinates: 419865, 121072
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9887, -1.7183

Location: Morgans Vale Road, Redlynch, Wiltshire SP5 2JN

Locality: Redlynch
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 2JN

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Listing Text

SU 12 SE
(west side)
4/218 Church of St. Birinus


Anglican parish church. 1894 by C.E. Ponting. Brick, various
bonds, tiled roof. Arts and Crafts Free Gothic. Nave, chancel,
north organ chamber and vestry, south west porch, west tower.
Timber-framed porch on brick plinth to left of south side, nave to
right has four round-arched Perpendicular-style 4-light windows
recessed in brick arches, buttresses between are carried up to
gablets, buttress to right has hipped gablet with niche and statue
of St. Birinus. South side of chancel has two round-arched 3-light
Perpendicular style windows in brick arches. East window has
segmental-arched 5-light window with reticulated tracery with
transoms, ogee hoodmould, deep gable. North side has organ chamber
under catslide roof, loop-hole windows. North side of nave has
four 4-light windows as to south side. Vestry to right has gabled
roof, 3-light leaded fixed window. West tower is timber-framed
with 5-light wooden mullioned and transomed window, coved eaves
cornice with carved wooden brackets to wooden eaves with carved
rosettes and date 1894, shingled pyramidal roof with louvred
Interior; double wooden doors in segmental brick arches with gauged
brick cornices and pilasters facing across west end of nave, to
porch and vestry. Nave has barrel-vaulted roof with rib panelling.
Fielded panelling to walls up to sill level. Segmental brick arch
to tower from nave. Chancel has barrel-vaulted ceiling with more
elaborate rib panelling than nave. Brick arched piscina on south
side of nave. Limestone reredos. Cylindrical stone font at west
end of nave. Fine Arts and Crafts stained glass in east window
depicting the life of Christ, in memory of the Ferryman family
c1900, glass in north window of nave to Robinsons of Redlynch House
c1900; both windows unsigned. Built as a chapel of ease to Church
of St. Lawrence, Downton. It cost £2200 to build. (N. Pevsner,
The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975; Kelly's Directory,
Wiltshire, 1907).

Listing NGR: SU1986521072

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Source: English Heritage

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