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Church of St Andrew, Allington

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 319903

OS Grid Reference: SU2005438562
OS Grid Coordinates: 420054, 138562
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1460, -1.7147

Location: A338, Allington, Wiltshire SP4 0AJ

Locality: Allington
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP4 0AJ

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Listing Text

SU 23 NW
(west side)
4/5 Church of St Andrew

Anglican parish church. C13, C15, refitted 1633, repaired 1755 and
restored 1936-8. Flint with limestone dressings, tiled roofs.
Nave with western bell turret, chancel and north chapel, now vestry
at right angles to nave. South nave door with chamfered round arch
and mass dial on jamb. Two-light square headed trefoiled windows,
east chancel wall rebuilt 1755 with 3-light window and blind
spandrel. Small timber window with iron casement lighting pulpit.
North door to chancel also chamfered and east door to vestry,
retaining cross boarded C17 door and lock. Vestry remodelled
raised in C17, has 5-light transomed and ovolo moulded north
window. Square turret, clad in shingles and pyramidal tiled roof.
Bench mark on south-west quoins.
Interior: Nave has C19 trussed rafter roof, and bracketed truss
supporting turret. Walls whitewashed over C18 and earlier
paintings. Chancel divided off by beam and plastered spandrel over
in lieu of wall, brackets to beam removed. Chancel roof, C15, also
trussed rafters to carry plaster vault, now removed. Moulded tie
beams and wall plates. Walls whitewashed. No piscina or aumbry.
Fittings: Font, a simple tub with base torus set on short column,
medieval. C17 cover with turned baluster supported by simple ogee
brackets. Pulpit dated HS.1633.ID, panelled, the upper panels
carved, reset over 6 steps and provided with panelled tester in
1709. C17 box pews, probably also 1633, reworked in C19. Panelled
screen to large opening to vestry and panelled door. Monuments: In
nave, north wall. A marble scroll with tie on grey marble field,
by Osmund of Sarum, to Ellen Atkins, died 1851. In chancel: White
marble tablet on grey, by Sanders of London, to Winifred Anne and
Elizabeth Faucett, died 1830 and 1851, draped urn over. East wall,
an oval white panel on grey, to Rev John Jennings, died 1763. Over
chancel beam, royal arms of Victoria. Two brasses, one
commemmorating placing of roadside seats after second world war.
Glass, 3 yellow stained sun and star in east window, probably C16.
Richard Hooker, Divine & Apologist ?1553-1600, rector 1591-95
completed The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity here before leaving
for Bishopsbourne, Kent, and Isaac Walton, son of Izaac Walton was
rector, 1679-80.
(Churches of the Bourne Valley, 1985)

Listing NGR: SU2005338560

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Source: English Heritage

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