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Church of All Saints, Steeple Langford

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320510

OS Grid Reference: SU0364537450
OS Grid Coordinates: 403645, 137450
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1363, -1.9493

Location: Salisbury Road, Steeple Langford, Wiltshire SP3 4NH

Locality: Steeple Langford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 4NH

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Listing Text

SU 03 NW
(off west side)
2/75 Church of All Saints
Anglican parish church. C13, C14, C15, 1873 restoration.
Limestone and flint, tiled roof with coped verges. Plan: west
tower, nave and north aisle, south porch, C19 chancel with north
organ chamber. Gabled C19 south porch with moulded pointed archway
with attached shafts and hoodmould, coped verge. To left is
buttress with offsets and C14-style 2-light window, two C14-style
windows to right, all with square hoodmoulds, to right is large
flat buttress, corresponding with former rood stairs. C19 chancel
has three 2-light geometric-style windows with hoodmoulds, pointed
priest's doorway with roll-moulded string course raised over,
corbel table to eaves with carved heads, 3-light C19 reticulated
east window with hoodmould, clasping buttresses, quatrefoil over
north side of chancel has one 2-light C14-style window. Organ
chamber has pitched roof and 2-light east window, pointed north
doorway and 2-light geometric-style window, string course as south
side. North aisle has shallow lean-to roof, good 3-light
Perpendicular east window, blocking course with saddleback coping,
north side has C14 two-light window either side of central
chamfered blocked doorway with small 2-light Perpendicular window
over, four buttresses with offsets, blocking course, west end of
aisle has good 3-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould.
Three-stage C14 west tower has 3-light west window with reticulated
tracery, diagonal buttresses and string courses, gilded clockfaces
to west and south sides, chamfered lancet to north, C16 bellstage
with 2-light cusped square-headed windows with louvres, short lead
splay-footed spire.
Interior: Nave has C19 rib-panelled roof with 3 tie-beams with
crown posts, stone floors. C13 tower arch with attached shafts
with stiff leaf capitals and roll-moulded arch. South wall has
blocked elliptical arch to former rood loft, containing C13 coffin
lid, of heart burial, aumbry to right. Three-bay north aisle with
C14 double chamfered arches on cylindrical piers and responds,
unrestored C15 panelled roof with carved animal bosses, floor with
reset headstones with fine lettering. Chancel arch is restored C13
in similar style to tower arch, Cl9 panelled wagon roof, C19 arch
to organ chamber and vestry, polychrome tiled floor, fragment of
Saxon cross from Hanging Langford. Fittings: stained glass by
Heaton, Butler and Bayne in chancel, 1920's. Jacobean polygonal
pulpit with good carved panels, C12 Purbeck marble square font bowl
on pier and 4 shafts with low relief carvings, C19 pews, brass
candelabra. North aisle has fine stone altar dated JM/1576 with
multifoils and ovolo-moulded plinth, some C17 pews and medieval
bench ends, north blocked doorway contains reset panels with
Mompesson heraldic shields, others on wall to right, said to come
from chest tomb; this aisle rebuilt by Mompesson family of
Bathampton House (q.v.) in C15. Classical marble tablet to William
Moody of Bathampton House, died 1798, wooden tablet to Collier
family, 1608-1734, benefactions boards on west wall. Baroque
marble tablet in chancel to Francisca Thring, died 1749. Three-
quarter figure on north wall of Rector Joseph Collier, died 1635,
cartouche on south wall to Reverend Arthur Collier, died 1732.
Bells include two of 1656 and one of 1737.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England; Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU0364337454

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Source: English Heritage

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