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St Andrew, Etchilhampton, Wiltshire

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Feature Sets (2)

Description

The nave of the church probably dates from the 14thc. and the chancel dates from the 1860s. The only Romanesque feature is a very simple font.

History

Edward of Salisbury held Etchilhampton in 1086. William Malwain held land in Wiltshire, possibly at Etchilhampton, in 1176, and had clearly acquired the manor by 1195. A church was built at Etchilhampton in the later 14thc. It was annexed to the church of All Cannings as a chapel, apparently from its foundation.

Features

Furnishings

Fonts

Font

The church has a very simple font with a 0.04m deep band around the top of the bowl, and short (0.07m high) row of scallops with triangular-section pieces between.

Dimensions
Circumference at top of bowl 2.18 m
Height of bowl 0.37 m
Height of shaft 0.61 - 0.63 m

Comments/Opinions

Pevsner compares the scallops on the underside to other Wiltshire fonts at Everleigh, Fifield Bavant, Longbridge Dervill, Nettleton, Norton, Sutton Benger and Tockenham.

Bibliography

  • N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 32, 241-42.

  • A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 10. Victoria County History,┬áLondon 1975, 71-7.

Location

Site Location
Etchilhampton
National Grid Reference
SU 045 602 
Boundaries
now: Wiltshire
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Wiltshire
Diocese
now: Salisbury
medieval: Salisbury
Dedication
medieval: St Andrew
now: St Andrew
Type of building/monument
Parish church, formerly chapel  
Report authors
Allan Brodie 
Visit Date
3 June 2004