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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cricklade, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.6435 / 51°38'36"N

Longitude: -1.8549 / 1°51'17"W

OS Eastings: 410134

OS Northings: 193863

OS Grid: SU101938

Mapcode National: GBR 3RV.ZT9

Mapcode Global: VHB2Z.SYQH

Plus Code: 9C3WJ4VW+92

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 17 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183154

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317795

ID on this website: 101183154

Location: St Mary's Church, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Cricklade

Built-Up Area: Cricklade

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Cricklade

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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13/145 Church of St. Mary

Former Anglican parish church of Cricklade St. Mary, now Roman
Catholic parish church. C12, C13, C14 and C19. Limestone
rubble. Stone slate roof. It comprises a nave, north and south
aisles, chancel and west tower, with north chapel to chancel.
Aisles have wide C19 three-light cinquefoil windows with labels.
Chancel 2-light plate tracery, also C19. No clerestorey but two 3-
light gabled dormers on south. chapel is C13 with mid C14 three-
light cinquefoil window and angle buttress. Open south porch.
Clock of 1863 on east gable of nave and sundial dated 1822 replaces
earlier on south chancel wall.
Interior: Nave of 3 bays, C12 with chevroned and cable moulded
chancel arch, on scalloped caps, and C13-C14 three-bay arcades of
4-centred arches on octagonal columns. Simple chamfered tower arch
to C13 tower, the chamfers with small trefoiled gable stops. Open
C19 timber roof. Chancel C14 rework of Romanesque chancel
extending it to east. Nave moulded arch on north to chapel, now
organ chamber. Squints to aisles. C19 roof. East window 1862-3
by Galpin of Oxford.
Fittings: Font: C13 inverted column base on possible Roman capital
as base, reset in C19. Pulpit: Mid C17 half-octagon oak with
arcaded panelling. Altar table 1627 with stretchers between turned
legs and carved fasciae. Organ by A.E. Pease of London. Other
fittings C19. Furnishings, C18 brass candelabra and oak document
chest. Church was further restored in 1908 and 1963-4 before
redundancy in 1981. Parish amalgamated with St. Sampson's 1952.
Excavations of 1964 suggest that the north chapel walls are founded
on Anglo-Saxon work associated with the town wall. (Thomson &
Taylor in W.A.M 60 (1965), 75 and 61 (1966) 38.f.)

Listing NGR: SU1012893865

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