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© Mr Peter Read LRPS DPAGB

IoE Number: 319242
Photographer: Mr Peter Read LRPS DPAGB
Date Photographed: 30 July 2006
Date listed: 04 August 1951
Date of last amendment: 04 August 1951
Grade B

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5409MARKET PLACEChurch of St MarySU 0931 5/144.8.51.B

1. 5409 MARKET PLACE Church of St Mary SU 0931 5/14 4.8.51. B 2. C15. Mostly demolished. Squared stone. The original church (of St Mary, Brede Street) consisted of a small west tower, with a nave and chancel, each with side aisles. It was partly rebuilt in the C13, and rebuilt in the C15. What survives is the eastern most bay of the nave with the chancel and small chapel, 3 arches of the south arcade, and fragments of the north arcade and the altered eastern arch of the west tower or west window. A number of carved capitals of some merit remains. Restoration (1933-1939) especially to the chancel, by Robert Bingham, ambassador to the USA who claimed descent from Robert Bingham consecrated Bishop of Salisbury 1229 (his statue now adorns the west gable of the chapel). The chapel has pointed entrance flanked by paired cusped lights under square heads and a triplet of lancets to the east. Inside are a number of interesting C17 wall monuments; the chancel roof has C17 plaster decoration to the groin vault. The C17 pulpit is now at Wylye. St Mary's Brede Street was originally one of 12 parish churches at Wilton but by the end of the C16 all the remaining churches had been united with St Mary's. It thus became the parish church and so remained until 1844 when the present parish church was built.

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