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Church of St Mary, Kilmington

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 321179

OS Grid Reference: ST7719736593
OS Grid Coordinates: 377197, 136593
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1282, -2.3272

Locality: Kilmington
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 6RD

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Listing Text

ST 73 NE
(east side)
3/73 Church of St Mary
Anglican parish church. C15 tower, chancel rebuilt 1864, complete
rebuilding 1869, tower restored 1903 by C.E. Ponting. Dressed
limestone, rubblestone, tiled roof with ceramic ridge cresting and
coped verges. West tower and entrance, nave and north aisle, south
transept, north vestry and chancel. Narrow 3-stage tower of
Somerset type with diagonal buttresses and string courses, moulded
Tudor-arched west doorway with hoodmould, 4-light Perpendicular
window over, bellstage has 2-light pointed Perpendicular windows
with pierced decorative louvres, 2-light north window to middle
stage and south side has two crocketed image niches with statues of
the Virgin and Gabriel, buttresses are carried up to crocketed
corner pinnacles of battlemented parapet. Nave has 3-light C19
window to south side. C19 gabled south transept has 3-light
Perpendicular-style window to south, reset stone sundial. Chancel
in geometric Decorated style has two 2-light windows to south and
3-light east window, pedimented tablet to Edward Wagstaff died 1795
attached to north wall, north vestry with planked pointed door and
2-light window. Large north aisle with 3-light Perpendicular west
and east windows, four 2-light north windows. North side of tower
has polygonal stair turret with chamfered arrowloops.
Interior: porch below tower has chamfered Tudor-arched doorway to
stairs, continuously double chamfered tower arch with 1903 glazed
screen, plaque on wall records restoration, four achievements of
arms. Nave has C19 roof of eight unequal bays, arch-braced collar
trusses with curved wind-bracing to exposed rafters and purlins,
polychrome tiled floor. Four-bay north aisle arcade in C14 style
with octagonal piers and moulded arches. Organ chamber in south
transept; double chamfered continuous arch, possibly C15. C19
chancel arch in C13 style, 3-bay arch-braced collar truss roof,
partly blocked pointed archway to north vestry, small piscina in
south west window sill. Fittings: C17 polygonal pulpit with richly
carved panels, reset on C19 limestone plinth, C19 octagonal stone
font at west end of nave, Cl9 pews. Stained glass in east window
to Anne Warburton c.1878, north aisle east window glass to Hartgill
family c.1869. Monuments include slate tablet in transept to
Rebecca Combe died 1644 with good lettering, Edwardian baroque
cartouche with heraldic arms to Georgii Gulielmi Camborne (sic)
died 1906, classical marbles to Joseph Lush died 1827, oval tablet
to Joseph Lush died 1797, classical marble recording charity to
Wesleyan Chapel; John Hooper died 1894.
(Kelly's Directory, Wiltshire, 1903).

Listing NGR: ST7719736593

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Source: English Heritage

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