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Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Semington, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3435 / 51°20'36"N

Longitude: -2.1458 / 2°8'44"W

OS Eastings: 389941

OS Northings: 160502

OS Grid: ST899605

Mapcode National: GBR 1SH.Q9H

Mapcode Global: VH96X.RHGD

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 13 November 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262412

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434833

Location: Semington, Wiltshire, BA14

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Semington

Built-Up Area: Semington

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Semington

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SEMINGTON CHURCH STREET
ST 86 SE
(south side)
4/180 Church of St George
13.11.82
GV II

Anglican and Methodist parish church. C16 and 1860 restoration.
Rubble stone and ashlar limestone, stone slate roof. Plan: Nave,
chancel with south vestry, west bellcote and north porch. Gabled
porch with diagonal buttresses, moulded Tudor-arched doorway with
hoodmould, coped verge with finial. North side of nave has C19
two-light square-headed window with cusped lights to right and 3-
light segmental-pointed Perpendicular window with hoodmould to left
of porch. North and south side of chancel has 3-light square-
headed window with segmental-headed lights, east end has diagonal
buttresses and C19 three-light window with reticulated tracery.
1877 half-octagonal south vestry with chamfered lancets and stone
stack. South side of nave has blocked Tudor-arched doorway, C19
two-light square-headed window to left and 3-light segmental-
pointed Perpendicular window to right. West end has diagonal
buttresses, two C19 windows with reticulated tracery, hoodmoulds
with foliage terminals. Central pilaster buttress carried up to a
diagonally-set square bellcote with shouldered openings, diagonal
buttresses and short pyramidal spire with weathercock.
Interior: Porch has inner Tudor-arched moulded doorway with C19
door, C19 boarded barrel-vaulted ceiling with carved bosses.
Nave has segmental-pointed stoup inside door to right, 5-bay
pointed barrel-vaulted C19 boarded ceiling similar to one in porch.
Chancel has C19 pointed chancel arch with crocketed capitals and
foliage mouldings, on half-cone corbels, arch-braced collar roof,
also C19. Fittings: C19 nave and chancel seating, communion rail,
circular stone pulpit on plinth, octagonal C15 style font with
quatrefoiled panels. Stained glass by Gibbs in east window, 1880s
unsigned, north and south chancel glass. Some good monuments; in
chancel a large coloured marble to William Blagden of Littleton
died 1697, on north wall a tablet to Robert Bisse died 1723. In
the nave a classical marble tablet by King of Bath with standing
female figure with urn, to James Matravers died 1799, a white
marble on south wall to William Bruges died 1831 by Osmond of
Sarum, with carved volutes and a pediment with heraldic arms and
antefixa.
(N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975; Kelly's
Directory, Wiltshire, 1899)


Listing NGR: ST8994160502

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