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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4219 / 51°25'18"N

Longitude: -1.7293 / 1°43'45"W

OS Eastings: 418919

OS Northings: 169244

OS Grid: SU189692

Mapcode National: GBR 4X2.TW6

Mapcode Global: VHB46.ZJ4B

Plus Code: 9C3WC7CC+Q7

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 July 1949

Last Amended: 21 October 1974

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310251

ID on this website: 101034302

Location: St Mary's Church, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Marlborough

Built-Up Area: Marlborough

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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Parish Church of St Mary



Founded 1160 (probably on site of earlier church mentioned in 1091). From this period remain one doorway in west tower (one order of zig-zag, one order of colonettes, taking more zig-zag voussoirs, one cable-moulded hood and imposts), and west respond of north arcade (fat half-column with scalloped capital), remainder of which was destroyed by fire of 1653.

West tower C15, ashlar, with crenellated parapet, mullioned windows with hood moulds, weather vane and clocks. Outside walls to nave and two aisles C15, ashlar, but interior was destroyed in fire of 1653 and rebuilt amalgamating nave and north aisle. Six bays of windows with Perpendicular tracery, buttresses, and south porch. North wall heightened in 1653 to bring it up to nave level. South arcade also built in 1653 with five round arches on large circular piers with necking, spirally scalloped capital, and drop finials at four corners of square abaci. This arcade, the most remarkable feature of the church, bears some resemblance to contemporary church building in the Netherlands. Chancel added in 1874 by Street.

Listing NGR: SU1893769248

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