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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rowde, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3629 / 51°21'46"N

Longitude: -2.033 / 2°1'58"W

OS Eastings: 397798

OS Northings: 162648

OS Grid: ST977626

Mapcode National: GBR 2TS.GTT

Mapcode Global: VHB4F.Q03J

Plus Code: 9C3V9X78+5Q

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 19 March 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272866

English Heritage Legacy ID: 447349

ID on this website: 101272866

Location: St Matthew's Church, Rowde, Wiltshire, SN10

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Rowde

Built-Up Area: Rowde

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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ST 9762

(south side)
Church of St Matthew


Anglican parish church, C15 west tower, nave and aisles rebuilt in 1832-3, north porch 1871, medieval chancel raised and re-roofed 1901-2. Ashlar with slate roofs and embattled parapets, previously pinnacled. Three-stage tower with string courses, 2-light bell-openings, embattled parapet and corner pinnacles. Three-light west window of 1871, replacing original west door. South side stair tower. Three-window nave with flat-headed clerestory windows, between diagonal shafts, bases of former pinnacles. Aisles have buttresses carrying similar pinnacle bases, chamfered angles and pointed 2-light windows with hoodmoulds. Three-window south aisle. Five-bay north aisle includes north-east organ chamber and has 3 similar windows alternating with 2 red sandstone shafted doorways of 1871, that to right set in gabled timber and ashlar porch. Chancel is embattled, squared rubble stone with one south side 2-light pointed window, 3-light east window probably of 1871 and windowless north side.
Interior: 3-bay arcades of 1832-3, shallow pitched roof on corbels, flat aisle roofs. Two-hollow tower-arch with timber screen of 1887. Shafted chancel arch. Carved timber chancel roof of 1901 with angel supporters. North side arch to organ chamber. Furnishings: east window stained glass of 1886, south aisle east window of 1881, nave and west windows of good quality of c1871-5. Plain C15 style 1850 font given by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt, architect, native of Rowde. Timber pulpit on stone base, 1872. Reredos of 1901 with carved figures of 1910. Some C17 plaques reset on north wall to Webb family. Chancel south wall monument to T. Spencer, d.1765.

Listing NGR: ST9779862648

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