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St Andrew, Ogbourne St Andrew, Wiltshire

(51°26′57″N, 1°43′51″W)
Ogbourne St Andrew
SU 188 723
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Wiltshire
now Wiltshire
formerly Salisbury
now Salisbury
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Allan Brodie
26 July 1997

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The N and S nave arcades and the north door of the nave demonstrate that the nave dates from the second half of the 12thc. though the clerestory was added in the 15thc. A piscina in the chancel is made from a reused scalloped capital. The chancel has flat buttresses suggesting a Norman origin, though it was altered in the 14thc. The church was restored by William Butterfield in 1847-9.


Maud of Wallingford confirmed her gift of the church to the Benedictine Abbey of Le Bec-Hellouin in France c. 1148. After the appropriation of the church by the Abbey in 1192–3 the living was served by a chaplain. In 1208 a vicarage was ordained to which the abbot of Bec presented as prebendary of Ogbourne.


Exterior Features


Interior Features



Loose Sculpture


It is possible that the fragment used in the chancel piscina is one of the arcade W responds that were depicted by Buckler but vanished after the 19thc. restoration.


J. Buckler, Unpublished album of drawings. Devizes Museum, Vol. 8, pl. 51.

N. Pevsner and B. Cherry, Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth 1975, 2nd ed, 365.

A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 12, Ramsbury and Selkley Hundreds; the Borough of Marlborough, Victoria County History, London, 1983, 138-51 esp. 149-50.