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Church of St Peter Ad Vincula

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 50.9589 / 50°57'31"N

Longitude: -2.081 / 2°4'51"W

OS Eastings: 394405

OS Northings: 117717

OS Grid: ST944177

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZK.W41

Mapcode Global: FRA 66JK.WLY

Plus Code: 9C2VXW59+GH

Entry Name: Church of St Peter Ad Vincula

Listing Date: 6 January 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1146278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320425

ID on this website: 101146278

Location: St Peter's Church, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tollard Royal

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Tollard Royal St Peter ad Vincula

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Anglican parish church. C13, C15, restored 1882. Flint and
limestone, tiled roof. Plan: west tower, nave, north aisle, south
porch and chancel. Gabled south porch has hollow-chamfered Tudor-
arched doorway with flanking buttresses with offsets. South side
of nave to right of porch has cusped lancet, 3-light C16 window
with cusped lights and hoodmould, C13 window with pair of cusped
lancets and trefoil, buttresses with offsets. Chancel has pointed
priest's doorway with pair of cusped lancets to either side, east
end has diagonal buttresses and C19 three-light geometric-style
window with foliated terminals to hoodmould, north side has pair of
cusped lancets and lean-to vestry with cusped light. C19 north
aisle has 3-light geometric-style east window, diagonal buttresses,
pitched roof, pointed north doorway with double doors and 2-light
trefoiled window either side and to west. Two-stage west tower has
moulded plinth, diagonal buttresses, 3-light Perpendicular windows
with hoodmould to west, square-headed cusped light to north, offset
bellstage has 2-light Perpendicular window to each face with
louvres, string course and battlemented parapet with crocketed
corner pinnacles.
Interior: chamfered pointed doorway with planked door with
ornamental strap hinges, panelled porch ceiling. Four-bay C19 nave
roof has scissor bracing to collar and rib-panelled ceiling over.
C19 restored tower arch. Three-bay north arcade has double-
chamfered pointed arches on square piers with simple moulded
capitals, aisle roof has arch-braced collar and tie-beam trusses
and rib-panelling. C19 chancel arch; double-cyma moulded arch on
triple shaft corbels, square hoodmould. Two-bay chancel roof has
cusped principals and rib-panelling, cusped C19 piscina on south
wall, good early C18 communion rails with gate and turned
barleysugar balusters to heavy rail. C19 pews and choir stalls.
Grey marble tablet on north wall of chancel to Robert Barber of
Ashmore with gadrooned apron, fluted pilasters and cornice with urn
finials and heraldic cartouche; Robert Barber died 1686 and
another Robert Barber of Ashcombe (q.v., Berwick St. John C.P.),
died 1740. Gothic memorial to George Pitt-Rivers died 1810 by T.
Gaffin of London. Marble sarcophagus and memorial in semi-circular
niche to General A.H. Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers of Rushmore (q.v.), died
1900 after 20 years of anthropological research, inscription
records him as Inspector of Ancient Monuments. C14 recumbent
knight, Sir William Payne in nave. Fine Italian stained glass in
north aisle by Bertini of Milan, 1867. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings
of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9440517717

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