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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Calne Without, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4125 / 51°24'45"N

Longitude: -1.9625 / 1°57'44"W

OS Eastings: 402707

OS Northings: 168166

OS Grid: SU027681

Mapcode National: GBR 3VM.8NT

Mapcode Global: VHB42.XRWJ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436603

Location: Calne Without, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Calne Without

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Calstone Wellington St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


6/33 Church of St. Mary



Anglican parish church, C15 restored 1885 by E. Christian. Squared
rubble stone, stone slate roofs, coped gables and cross finials.
West tower, nave with central north porch and corresponding south
vestry, added 1885, and chancel. Two-stage tower with moulded
plinth, diagonal buttresses to front, 3-light Perpendicular style
west window with hoodmould carried around tower sides as
dripcourse, bell-stage above buttresses with dripcourses above and
below and plain parapet. Small 2-light flat-head bell-openings
with hoodmoulds. Small single light under west opening. Three-
window nave with buttresses each end and 2 Perpendicular style
flat-headed 3-light windows each side, flanking porch to north and
vestry to south. Moulded plinth. North porch is ashlar with
moulded plinth, coped gable and pointed north doorway. Original
arch-braced collar trusses. Low Tudor-arched moulded doorway
within with hoodmould and oak plank door. Small statue niche over.
A similar south door is within 1885 vestry. Porch walls are
covered in C17 and C18 graffiti. Affixed to outside north wall of
nave, wall-plaque to R. Rogers died 1789. Chancel has side
buttresses and one 2-light and one 3-light flat-headed window with
hoodmould each side. Segmental-pointed 3-light east window with
hoodmould. Little altered interior with original segmental-pointed
boarded wagon roof with moulded ribs, carved bosses and 2 moulded
tie-beams. Moulded wall-plate. Moulded tower and chancel arches.
Evidence of rood stair and loft by pulpit on north side. Chancel
roof 1885 to match nave roof. Aumbries and piscina in chancel
walls. C18 altar rails. Early C20 oak reredos and 1885 oak altar
table. East window stained glass 1889. Some C15 fragments in
south window. On chancel north wall memorial to M. Heath died
1780, on south wall memorial to H. Baily died 1783. Stalls, pews
and pulpit 1885. In nave, over chancel arch painted Royal Arms of
1740. Black stone floor slab to Michell family, first date 1637.
Gadrooned stone font c1740.
(A.E.W. Marsh, A. History of the Borough and Town of Calne, 1903,

Listing NGR: SU0270768166

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