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St Pauls Bell Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.584 / 51°35'2"N

Longitude: -2.0988 / 2°5'55"W

OS Eastings: 393252

OS Northings: 187237

OS Grid: ST932872

Mapcode National: GBR 2QZ.Q5T

Mapcode Global: VH95S.KGT3

Entry Name: St Pauls Bell Tower

Listing Date: 18 January 1949

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1269428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 460798

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Malmesbury

Built-Up Area: Malmesbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Malmesbury and Brokenborough

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


758-1/4/135 (East side)
18/01/49 St Paul's Bell Tower


Former church tower. C15. Limestone rubble with ashlar
STYLE: Perpendicular Gothic.
PLAN: square plan.
EXTERIOR: in 3 stages divided by drips, with a NW octagonal
stair turret, with clocks beneath a broach spire with 2 tiers
of lucarnes. The E side has C19 angle buttresses to the lower
stages, a 2-centre arched doorway within a blocked arch,
beneath a sloping roof line; the third stage has a 2-light
louvre window. Bottom stage of the N elevation has a blocked
shallow 3-light, 2-centre arch window with Perpendicular
tracery above the transom. Similar W elevation has a 3-light
mullion window to the third stage and a left-hand buttress to
the bottom stage. The S side has a window as the W.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: formerly tower of St Paul's Church, named
1191, on the site of St Aldhelm's monastery church. Nave
collapsed by early C16, used as private house and town hall
until c1623, chancel pulled down 1852. Originally 6-bay nave,
2-bay chancel and N aisle, with the tower at the NW corner.
The arcade built c1250-70 (cf No.11 Gloucester Street, qv).
(Victoria History of the Counties of England: Crowley DA:
Wiltshire: 1991-: 157).

Listing NGR: ST9325487235

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