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St George, Orcheston St Mary, Wiltshire

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Feature Sets (2)

Description

The north doorway of the nave is the only 12thc. survival. Most of the building dates from the 13thc. though its details were renewed in the 15thc. A short west tower was added in the 15th or 16thc.

History

The church is poorly documented, and does not appear in the historical record until the 1291 Taxatio when it is valued at £ 7. 9s. 4d.

Features

Exterior Features

Doorways

N doorway of nave

This door has a single order of detached shafts and a plain arch. The capitals, which have no abaci, are 0.15 m high including a neck 0.02 m high and 0.19 m wide. They are simple scallops with one per face and a semi-circular, fan-shaped leaf in the mouth of the scallops.

Dimensions
Height of opening 1.88 m
Width of opening 1.03 m

Comments/Opinions

The church was restored in 1833 and, by T. H. Wyatt, in 1858.

Bibliography

  • N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd ed, 367.

  • A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 15, Amesbury Hundred, Branch and Dole Hundred, Victoria County History, London, 1995, 227-234.

Location

Site Location
Orcheston St Mary
National Grid Reference
SU 060 449 
Boundaries
now: Wiltshire
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Wiltshire
Diocese
medieval: Salisbury
now: Salisbury
Dedication
medieval: St George
now: St George
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Allan Brodie 
Visit Date
19 June 1991