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Church of Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bower Chalke, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0064 / 51°0'23"N

Longitude: -1.9747 / 1°58'28"W

OS Eastings: 401870

OS Northings: 123006

OS Grid: SU018230

Mapcode National: GBR 2Z3.ZGH

Mapcode Global: FRA 66RG.8HD

Entry Name: Church of Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 23 March 1960

Last Amended: 17 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198318

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320645

Location: Bower Chalke, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Bowerchalke

Built-Up Area: Bowerchalke

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Bowerchalke Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text



SU 02 SW BOWER CHALKE CHURCH STREET
(east side)

6/59 Church of Holy Trinity
(Formerly listed as Church of
23.3.60 the Most Holy Trinity)

GV II *


Anglican parish church. C13, C15, 1886 restoration by T.H. Wyatt.
Dressed limestone, tiled roof with fishscale tile bands. Nave,
south aisle, north tower over entrance, south and north transepts
and chancel. C19 double doors in hollow-chamfered pointed arch
with hoodmould to base of 3-stage north tower. Tower has diagonal
buttresses, string courses and heavy moulded plinth, 2-light
square-headed Perpendicular window and blocked round-headed window
to second stage, north side of bellstage has pointed Perpendicular
window and west has square-headed window, both with louvres,
circular clock face on north side, bellstage with clasping
buttresses, upper part is C19 with cornice with gargoyles to
battlemented parapet, pyramidal tiled roof. North side of nave has
one cusped lancet to right and two to left. North chapel, now
vestry is C16 with 2-light square-headed Perpendicular window with
lozenge terminals to hoodmould, diagonal buttress to gabled east
end with 2-light Tudor-arched doorway. C13 chancel has 2 ogee
cusped lancets to north, C19 three-light east window with
hoodmould, south side has ogee lancet either side of pointed
priest's door. C16 south transept has 2-light square-headed window
with cusped lights and hoodmould to east, 3-light window to south,
diagonal buttresses and coped verge, good late C17 and C18 memorial
tablets against south wall to Good family. 1886 south aisle has
lean-to slate roof, trefoil-headed lancets and C16 two-light cusped
window to right, all reset, west end of aisle has C19 three-light
C16-style window. West end of nave has C13 two-light pointed
window with cusped lights.
Interior: Porch has hollow-chamfered inner doorway with broach
stops and C19 door, second stage of tower floor on stone corbels.
Nave has 4-bay C19 arch-braced collar truss roof on hammer beams,
stone floors, cusped pointed stoup on north wall of nave beside
door. C19 south arcade in C13 style with double chamfered arches
on cylindrical piers. C16 north and south transepts have deep
chamfered pointed arches from nave, scissor rafter roofs, stone
tablet on south wall of south transept to Alice Good died 1735 with
carved volutes and segmental-headed cornice. Double chamfered
chancel arch, chancel has C19 polychrome tiled floor, C19 boarded
and ribbed wagon roof with carved bosses, pointed chamfered piscina
on south wall. Fittings: C19 pews and pulpit, C13 cylindrical
stone font with roll moulding, 1890s stained glass in south aisle,
1920s glass in chancel.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975)


Listing NGR: SU0187023006

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