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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Grittleton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5189 / 51°31'8"N

Longitude: -2.203 / 2°12'10"W

OS Eastings: 386011

OS Northings: 180020

OS Grid: ST860800

Mapcode National: GBR 1Q9.MW2

Mapcode Global: VH963.R2QX

Plus Code: 9C3VGQ9W+HR

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1198617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 315854

ID on this website: 101198617

Location: Grittleton, Wiltshire, SN14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Grittleton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Grittleton and Leigh Delamere

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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ST 88 SE (north side)

3/43 Church of St Mary



Anglican parish church, c1200 origins, C15 tower, heavily restored
1865-7 by A.W. Blomfield. South aisle added 1836 by J. Pinch Jr.
and-altered 1892. Ashlar and rubble stone with stone slate roofs
and coped gables. Tower, nave, aisles, south porch, chancel and
north east vestry. Fine 3-stage west tower with diagonal
buttresses, moulded plinth and string courses, angle pinnacles and
embattled parapet. Depressed-arched west door with carved
spandrels in shallow ashlar porch (similar to that at Burton),
Perpendicular 3-light pointed west window above. Second stage has
west canopied niche with Virgin and child statue added 1912 and
south 2-light pointed window. Bell-stage has cusped 2-light flat-
headed bell-openings with hoodmoulds, three to west and east, two
to each side. Carved gargoyles under parapet. Gabled south aisle
is ashlar, with 3-light pointed end windows, south side 2-light
windows, one to left and two to right of gabled porch with pointed
arched entry and earlier C19 iron gates. North aisle is gabled, 3-
light west window, three 2-light north windows and buttresses
between, all C19. Chancel is entirely C19 with plinth, sill course
and moulded eaves. Decorated-style windows with quatrefoil heads,
two 2-lights to south and 3-light east. North east vestry is
similar, probably also c1865-7 with 3-light east window.
Interior: nave has four bay arcades in style of c1200 with
circular piers and bases, carved octagonal caps and 2-chamfer
pointed arches. North arcade is original and south is a copy of
1836, unusually accurate. C19 nave roof. Wave-moulded C15 tower
arch with ornate C19 stone screen across. C19 carved stone pulpit,
moved from Leigh Delamere church (q.v.). In south aisle thin
Gothic font of 1836 by J. Pinch Jr. and at east end 12 continental
carved wood oval panels flanking window, removed from Neeld family
pew. C19 chancel arch, tiled sanctuary floor and glass mosaic
reredos. West window of 1871, one fine chancel south window of
1865 in style of R.T. Bayne, south aisle east window of c1892 and
south west windows by Heaton, Butler and Bayne of c1900. In north
aisle, plaque to Rev T. Pollock (died 1801) by Reeves & Son.
(J.E. Jackson, History of the Parish of Grittleton, 1843, 20-21;
N. Pevsner, Wiltshire, 1975, 261)

Listing NGR: ST8601180019

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