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Church of St Swithin

A Grade I Listed Building in Newnham, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.2719 / 51°16'18"N

Longitude: -1.0025 / 1°0'8"W

OS Eastings: 469682

OS Northings: 153004

OS Grid: SU696530

Mapcode National: GBR B6L.5D1

Mapcode Global: VHDXR.K9W8

Plus Code: 9C3W7XCX+Q2

Entry Name: Church of St Swithin

Listing Date: 26 April 1957

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1092926

English Heritage Legacy ID: 138767

ID on this website: 101092926

Location: St Swithun's Church, Water End, Basingstoke and Deane, Hampshire, RG27

County: Hampshire

District: Basingstoke and Deane

Civil Parish: Newnham

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Newnham with Nateley Scures with Mapledurwell with Up Nately with Greywell

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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26.4.57 Church of St Swithin


C12, 1786, 1865 (restoration by Salvin).
Single cell aisleless apsidal church (a very rare form). Tile roof; the west gable has a stone bell turret (of 1865) with 2 openings below a gable, stepped bases running onto a stone verge. Flint walling with stone dressings, small Norman windows (3 original in the apse, 2 on the nave south wall being 'period' replacements of larger C14 lights) a tall (Norman) west window. A feature of the church is the north door of Binstead stone, with zig-zag and bead and reel mouldings on the outer arch, which is supported on shafts with carved caps; the inner order has a trefoil head with rolled cusps. Within, there are wide window splays, a gallery mainly of 1786 but with a moulded beam carrying a brass plate dated 1591 (indicating an early Post-Reformation structure), an arch-braced timber-framed roof of 1786. There are many wall monuments of the C19 to the Carleton family (whose vault is below the shole of the nave), some with interesting connections with early Canadian history. A fine (unusually modern?) Salvin pulpit.

Listing NGR: SU7011753738

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