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St Mary, Grittleton, Wiltshire

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Description

The church has nave arcades of the early 13th century which still have some trumpet scallop capitals but are clearly early gothic in form. However, like the rest of the church they have been over-restored and rebuilt by Arthur Blomfield in 1865-7.

History

The church of St Mary of Glastonbury held Grittleton both before and after the Domesday Survey. The church's lands amounted to 30 hides, of which the Bishop of Coutances held 5 hides and Urse 4½ hides in 1086. The abbot's demesne was worth £12, the bishop's land £7, and Urse's land 40s.

Features

Interior Features

Arcades

Nave

N arcade

The north and south nave arcades date from the early 13th century. They have circular piers, octagonal abaci and capitals, and pointed double-chamfered arches. The capitals are decorated with a mixture of late trumpet scallops and stiff leaf foliage.

S arcade

As N arcade

Comments/Opinions

Bibliography

  • Anon. 1835. Wilts Archives D1/61/5/46

  • ¬†Anon. Parish and Church of St Mary the Virgin, Grittleton Private Press

  • Historic England listed building, list entry no. 1198617. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1198617

  • N.¬†Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd edition, 261.

Church from NW

Location

Site Location
Grittleton
National Grid Reference
ST 860 800 
Boundaries
now: Wiltshire
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales): Wiltshire
Diocese
now: Bristol
medieval: Old Sarum
Dedication
medieval: St Mary (pre-Reformation)
now: St Mary
Type of building/monument
Parish church  
Report authors
Allan Brodie, John Wand 
Visit Date
03 June 2004