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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Corsley, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2022 / 51°12'8"N

Longitude: -2.2516 / 2°15'5"W

OS Eastings: 382519

OS Northings: 144811

OS Grid: ST825448

Mapcode National: GBR 1V3.FLJ

Mapcode Global: VH97M.X1KP

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 September 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180496

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313730

Location: Corsley, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Corsley

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Corsley and Chadmanslade St Margaret of Antioch

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 84 SW
(south side)
10/92 Church of St Mary
Anglican chapel of ease. 1902-03 by W.H. Stanley of Trowbridge.
Dressed limestone, tiled roof with coped verges and cross finials.
Chancel, nave, north porch, south vestry and organ chamber, east
bellcote. Arts and Crafts Gothic. Gabled porch has diagonal
raking buttresses, hollow-chamfered pointed doorway with hoodmould
and foliage-carved spandrels, 3-light leaded east windows. North
side of nave has two 3-light windows with depressed arched heads
and cusped lights, cast-iron rainwater goods at swept eaves.
Chancel has two 3-light Perpendicular-style windows, string course
to plain blocking course, raking buttresses to all sides, east end
has 2-light Perpendicular-style window either side of buttress with
crocketed image niche, carried up to octagonal turret with pierced
stone louvres and griffin gargoyles, short recessed spire. South
side has 3-light Perpendicular-style window. Double-gabled vestry
has two 2-light ogee-cusped square-headed windows and ashlar stack,
ogee-headed planked door to west side. South side of nave has
three 3-light windows with depressed arched heads and cusped
lights, west end has 3-light Perpendicular style window, wooden
gabled bellcote on brackets to gable.
Interior retains original fittings. Walls lined with red brick
with white pointing, moulded string course over windows. Four-bay
nave roof with arched collar trusses on stone corbels, half-bays
have plainer collar trusses, both types of truss with ogee V
struts, exposed rafters and purlins. Polychrome tiled floors,
especially good in chancel. Chamfered pointed chancel arch on
free-standing compound piers. Chancel has 4-bay scissor truss
roof, deeply chamfered segmental-headed archways lead off to vestry
and organ chambers, the former filled with panelled wooden screen,
both with exposed rafter roofs. Cusped piscina on south wall of
chancel, wide pointed arched panel on east wall, string course with
rosettes above altar. Octagonal pulpit with traceried panels.
Octagonal stone font with green marble pedestal. Largely paid for
by Mary Barton of Corsley House (q.v.), died 1878.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8251944811

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