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Church of St Mary, Shrewton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 319864

OS Grid Reference: SU0670843773
OS Grid Coordinates: 406708, 143773
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1931, -1.9054

Location: Manor Close, Shrewton, Wiltshire SP3 4JE

Locality: Shrewton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 4JE

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Listing Text

SU 04 SE
(off south side)
3/256 Church of St. Mary
Anglican parish church, now redundant. C13, C14 and C15 with Cl7
rebuilding of nave, tower, chancel and south transept, restorations
of 1843 and of 1846 by T. H. Wyatt and D. Brandon. Limestone and
flint cheqeurs, flint rubble tower, rebuilt in ashlar, tiled and
slated roof. Consists of nave, south aisle, south transept,
chancel, west tower and north porch. Gabled north porch of 1603
has diagonal buttresses and coped verges, Tudor-arched doorway with
cyma and hollow mouldings. Nave has deep moulded plinth and to
right a 3-light cusped square-headed window with hoodmould, to left
is 4-light square-headed window and 2-light cusped square-headed
window, both with hoodmoulds, parapet with saddleback coping.
Chancel has two lancets to north side and same parapet as nave,
east end has three C19 lancets, south side has chamfered pointed
priest's doorway with planked door, either side is lancet. East
wall of mid-Cl7 south transept has one 2-light cusped square-headed
window with hoodmould, south side has 2-light C19 pointed window
with hoodmould. South aisle has blocked Tudor-arched doorway to
right and one 3-light and one 2-light cusped C16-style windows,
with hoodmoulds, west end of aisle has single lancet. 3-stage tower
retains C13 walling on north side, rest rebuilt 1637; 2-light
cusped square-headed window to west, string course to bell stage
which has 2-light cusped pointed window with stone louvres to
north, south and west faces, shallow-pitched roof.
Interior: Porch of 1603 has pointed barrel-vaulted roof with
plaster ribs and rose bosses, pointed chamfered inner doorway with
good planked door with strap hinges. 5-bay nave has pointed
barrel-vaulted roof and north wall of 1603 dated by a corbel on
north side, curved principals date from 1843 repair. Double-
chamfered tower arch, and above a panel with strapwork, and date
1637; tower rebuilt. 5-bay south arcade has pointed double-
chamfered arches on octagonal piers, the two western bays are early
C14, the rest are C15, nave rebuilt 1846. South transept has
pointed roof and reset Cl7 communion rails with alternate splat and
turned balusters, as partition. Chancel arch of 1846, chancel roof
is 3-bay with collars and cusped wind-braces, restoration of 1699
by Sir Stephen Fox and 1852, possibly by Wyatt. Pointed piscina on
south wall has triple roll-moulding. Gothic wooden altar screen,
mid-C19. Pews of 1843, font and pulpit of 1846. East window has
unsigned glass of 1871. Some fine wall tablets, especially a
pedimented marble on north side of nave to Richard Woodroffe, died
1692, and a pedimented painted limestone on south side, to Joseph
Gilbert, died 1759, in the chancel a classical marble to John
Maton, died 1827 and a Gothic tablet to Leonard Pitt Maton, died
1858. This church is now maintained by the Redundant Churches
Fund. (N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975.
Unpublished records of RCHM (England), Salisbury).

Listing NGR: SU0670843773

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Source: English Heritage

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