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Church of St Edith of Wilton, Dinton

Description: Church of St Edith of Wilton

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 320728

OS Grid Reference: SU0287331585
OS Grid Coordinates: 402873, 131585
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0836, -1.9603

Location: Baverstock Lane, Dinton, Wiltshire SP3 5EN

Locality: Dinton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5EN

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/142 Church of St Edith of Wilton



Anglican parish church. C14, C15, restored 1880-93 by William
Butterfield. Dressed limestone, tiled roofs. Nave and chancel
under same roof, west tower, south porch, north transept and
vestry. Gabled south porch with Tudor-arched doorway, scratch dial
to left, coped verge with cross finial. Nave has 2-light pointed
Perpendicular window with hoodmould, to left and right of porch,
buttress with offset. Chancel has two 2-light pointed
Perpendicular windows, east end has buttresses with offsets, 2-
light C14 window with ogee cusping and single cusped ogee-headed
light over. Lean-to vestry to north side has shouldered chamfered
doorway and 2 quatrefoils. North transept has Welsh slate roof, 3-
light Perpendicular window with hoodmould and quatrefoil over,
early C19 Tudor-arched doorway with hoodmould to west side. North
side of nave has 2-light pointed Perpendicular window with
hoodmould. West 3-stage tower has diagonal buttresses, 2-light
C15 square-headed window with cusped lights, inserted into blocked
doorway, single ogee-headed light over, bellstage has 2-light
square-headed louvred window with cusped lights to north, west and
south sides, cavetto-moulded cornice to plain stone parapet with
saddleback coping.
Interior: Porch has arch-braced collar rafter roof, plain
chamfered round-arched inner doorway with C19 door, C15 stoup set
in east warn of porch to right of door, tiled inscription frieze
records restoration, paid-for by Marianne Charrington. Nave has 4-
bay wagon roof, rendered walls with C19 pink and blue tiled dado,
polychrome tiled floor. Tower arch closed by C19 timber screen
with crenellated top. Chancel screen in Perpendicular style by
Butterfield, chancel has 1½ bay panelled vaulted ceiling, tiled
floor and dado, arched door to vestry, piscina and one-seat sedilia
on south window sill, polychrome-tiled reredos set in stone panels,
Medieval coffin lid with relief-carved crosses set in floor either
side of altar. Other fittings include pews, pulpit and lectern by
Butterfield, restored C13 font in tower. North transept has early
C19 box pews and white marble tablets by Osmond of Sarum to Powells
of Hurdcott House, good pink marble cartouche in Elizabethan style
to John Leech of Hurdcott House, died 1862, north window stained
glass signed by Gibbs and Howard of London, in memory of Alexander
Powell died 1882. Stained glass in east window by Gibbs, west
window signed by G.E.R. Smith, in memory of Guy Harding died 1944.
Monuments in tower include marble to Rev. Hitchens died 1827 by
Osmond of Sarum, gothic-style tablet in nave by Osmond off Sarum to
Rev. Earle died 1839.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England; Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: SU0287331585

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Source: English Heritage

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