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Parish Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Westbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.2619 / 51°15'42"N

Longitude: -2.1823 / 2°10'56"W

OS Eastings: 387375

OS Northings: 151430

OS Grid: ST873514

Mapcode National: GBR 1TF.T80

Mapcode Global: VH979.4J4Z

Plus Code: 9C3V7R69+Q3

Entry Name: Parish Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313093

Also known as: All Saints' Church, Westbury

ID on this website: 101180510

Location: All Saints' Church, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Westbury

Built-Up Area: Westbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Westbury

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 8751 SW

Parish Church of All Saints



Probably circa 1437 [of similarity of mouldings in North aisle chantry chapel of that date to those of rest of Church VCH]. Renewed, restored 1847 and recently stabilized. Ashlar built, re-using earlier masonry in parts. Large cruciform Church with rectangular central tower and short, low transepts. Embattled and clerestoried nave of four bays. South and West porches. Small vestry between South porch and transept (1847).

Two stage crenellated tower with octagonal stair turret to North-East. Steep pitched chancel roof with stone tiles. West front has small porch, panelled and vaulted and with seats; dividing buttresses to wall and embattled verges; West window of elaborate perpendicular style tracery (1847, T.M. Wyatt) . Fragments of corbels and a large face (possibly from a Rood; locally said to represent King Alfred) over South transept window. Two storey South porch with handsome vault, partly cusped and with Tudor emblems in cells; above entrance is sundial dated 1821. Pointed doorway. Except for the clerestory, the seven light thrice transomed East window and the North chapel windows, the tracery is in transitional Decorated - Perpendicular style.

Inside the tall pointed arcade has clustered piers and the upper walls buttressed by arches over aisles. In the South transept is a tall columned monument to Sir James Ley aisles. and his wife and a good bust of William Phipps (Governor of Bombay d. 1747) by Sir Robert Taylor. The North chancel chapel has good commemorative plaques of the C18 and early C19. The Church is set in an enclosed churchyard and except for the tower is hidden from surrounding streets. The effect of space in the churchyard is greatly increased by the gardens of Westbury House, Edward Street, to the South-West and of the Vicarage to the North-East, both of which have some the fine trees. A number of good C18 altar tombs in churchyard.

Listing NGR: ST8737651436

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