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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Atworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3678 / 51°22'3"N

Longitude: -2.2018 / 2°12'6"W

OS Eastings: 386045

OS Northings: 163208

OS Grid: ST860632

Mapcode National: GBR 1S7.25G

Mapcode Global: VH96P.SWBB

Plus Code: 9C3V9Q9X+47

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 13 November 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250904

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433410

ID on this website: 101250904

Location: Great Chalfield, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Atworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Great Chalfield

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 86 SE
(east side)
4/61 Church of All Saints

Anglican parish church. C14, C15, late C18, restored 1914 by C.H.
Biddulph-Pinchard. Rubble stone, stone slate roof with coped
verges. Plan: Nave, chancel, south chapel and vestry, west
bellcote over entrance. Moulded pointed west doorway within gabled
stone canopy on brackets, ledged door, 3-light C19 Perpendicular-
style window over, square C15 bellcote on corbel table with 2-light
pointed openings, string course to battlemented parapet and short
crocketed octagonal spire with moulded finial. North side of nave
has chamfered lancet, pair of large buttresses on north east corner
of nave, one added 1719. Ashlar chancel has C19 two-light square-
headed window with cusped lights, east end has 3-light C19
Perpendicular-style window, buttress with offsets to left. Vestry
has C19 Perpendicular-style east window, pointed door on south
side, and ashlar stack. Gabled south chapel, c.1480 by Thomas
Tropnell with 3-light Perpendicular restored south window. No
windows on south side of nave.
Interior: Nave has C15 arch-braced collar rafter roof with three
chamfered tie-beams; flagstone floors; late C19 pews replacing box
pews; the latter reused as dado panelling. Late C17 polygonal
pulpit with reader's desk given by John Hall, tester of 1765; C13
cylindrical stone font. Tropnell Chapel with moulded pointed arch
to nave filled by carved stone screen with vine carving on coving
and five heraldic shields of Tropnell arms, crested top. C15
pointed barrel-vaulted ceiling with heraldic arms on the bosses;
remains of paintings of life of St Katherine on west wall; cusped
piscina on south wall. C19 moulded pointed chancel arch with good
1914 carved wooden screen; arch-braced collar-rafter roof; ogee
piscina on north wall; late C17 communion rails with turned
balusters; choir stalls include one C17 with poppy heads, rest are
copies. Vestry and organ chamber, formerly Neale family chapel
added 1775, moulded round arch on compound pilasters with
unfinished capitals through to Tropnell chapel; screen between
vestry and chancel brought from Godstone, Surrey in 1912; painted
organ case to designs by Biddulph-Pinchard and executed by Miss
Maurice. On south wall is stone tablet with raised date 1775 and
initials RN, presumably those of Robert Neale and commemorating
building of his chapel. Some reset C15 stained glass in the west
window. Thomas Tropnell, the builder of the chapel, also built
Great Chalfield Manor (q.v.) c1470. The church stands within the
moat surrounding the house and the whole is reached by a bridge; an
important late Medieval group.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Great
Chalfield Manor Guide, 1986).

Listing NGR: ST8605363207

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