CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1095764
Date first listed:
27-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST STEPHEN

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
Winchester (District Authority)
Parish:
Sparsholt
National Grid Reference:
SU 43524 31211

Details

SU 43 SW SPARSHOLT SPARSHOLT

1/3 Church of St Stephen

II*

Parish church. C12 church with C13, C14 and C15 additions, restored 1883 by W Butterfield. Rubble flint with some reused stone, stone dressings, old plain tile and lead roof, weatherboarded and shingled belfry. Norman plan of chancel and nave with C13 S aisle, chancel rebuilt C14, C15 W tower, and in C19 chancel lengthened, N aisle, N vestry and SW porch added. Chancel E window C15 3-light cinquefoiled with traceried head reset C19. S wall has buttress marking end of old chancel, to W blocked C13 pointed door, and 2 light set C19 2-light windows. C19 N vestry is continuation of aisle with C19 2-light E window and N door. S aisle has C15 2-light cinquefoiled E window and on S 2 and 3 light C19 windows with buttress between. To W S porch; gabled, weatherboarded on masonary plinth. Inside S door dated on tablet, 'Anne 1631, John Higeng, William Hebes, churchwardens', semi- circular with panel over containing tablet and door of square panels and strapwork. 2-light C15 W window to S aisle. C19 N aisle has E buttress 4 2-light windows and one to W and low pitched lead roof. Above is C19 clerestory with 1 and 2-light windows and remains of corbelled stack. Over is low pitched lead roof and corresponding roof to S forms mansard roof with tiled roof over S aisle. W tower has large C15, SW buttress, tall lower stages with offsets, restored C15 2-light W window and timber C19 belfry with 2 openings each side and hipped roof. Inside chancel C19 pointed arch to N vestry with inside it reset late C17 oak organ screen of Doric columns and entablature. Chancel arch C15 4-centred arch of 2 orders, outer keeled, inner coved. Inside arch c1910 screen by G H Kitchin in Arts & Crafts style. Nave has c1200 S arcade of 3 semi-circular 2 chamfered order arches with round piers and responds. N arcade C19 of 2 pointed arches on clustered columns and at W small pointed arch. Clerestory over. Tower arch C15 of 2 orders, outer keel and inner coved. Tower window and S window have C15 rear arches. In SE corner of nave and S aisle are C17 West Country oak lectern and 3 reset C17 coved oak allegorical panels, Flemish, from Otterbourne church.

Listing NGR: SP3864227116

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
145935
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09067/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Simon Tibble. Source Historic England Archive
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