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© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain

IoE Number: 39169
Photographer: Mr Richard Swynford-Lain
Date Photographed: 02 June 2006
Date listed: 22 March 1957
Date of last amendment: 22 March 1957
Grade II

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1. SOUTHAMPTON STREET5128 (East Side)Church of St Gilesand Churchyard Tombs

1. SOUTHAMPTON STREET 5128 (East Side) Church of St Giles and Churchyard Tombs SU 7172 NE 4/244-244A 22.3.57. II GV 2. Church of England. The small mediaeval church was rebuilt 1872 by J P St Aubyn in Early English style retaining only the C13 aisle walls and Perpendicular west tower. Ashlar steeple 1873. Flint faced with stine dressings. Tiled roof. 3 bay aisled nave and slight transept. Y tracery lancet windows except i. plate tracery twin 2-light lancets in belfry. ii. 3 light Perpendicular west window. iii. Good decorated-type trancept windows. iv. Geometric east window. Tower joins at skew and has corner and side buttresses. Pointed west door. Traces of mediaeval walling on south and west sides. 3 bay chancel with flanking chapels. Interior: rich Early English-style chancel. Norman fragments in tower (a capital possibly from the Abbey). Early C16 brass to John and Jane Bowyer. A number of good C18 memorial tablets and a good sculpted memorial to Harwood Awberry (date 1748) by Peter Scheemakers. The graveyard retains much of its C19 astmosphere and contains a number of good tombs. To south-west - 3 chest tombs, the nearest to the church corner is best: early C19 to Thomas Patrick Sourdon, tapering sides, cross gabled capping with corner antefixae. The 2 others are circa 1840 with fluted corners. To north-west and east - another good group of both table and pyramidal-capped tombs. The dest is to William Granger circa 1840 - simialar to the Sourdon tomb (see above) with incised corner piers. Also notable (1) William Green and Woodard family vault - a late C18 chest tomb. Circa 1811, Portland stone, moulded plinth, oval panels to front and back. A number of tombs at the east end face true east (ie aligned slightly differently from the chancel).

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