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Swindon (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SU 14031 86726


CHENEY MANOR ROAD, SU 18 NW SWINDON Rodbourne Cheney 1/26 Church of St. Mary 2.10.51 II

Anglican parish church. C13, C19 and C20. 1848 rebuilt by S. Sage of Swindon. Rubble Swindon stone with limestone dressings. Stone slate roof with concrete slates on inner pitch. Medieval nave with parallel north nave of 1848. West tower and south porch. Chancel with medieval south chapel and C20 north extension. Original form with central tower and south aisle, incorporated in widened nave in 1848. 3-light nave windows in 4-centred heads and casement mouldings. 3-light square headed windows to chancel chapel, and triple lancets of C13 to east end. North side 4 Perpendicular style windows. Tower with 4 light west window over deeply moulded door, all C19. Louvred bellstage openings, crenellated parapet and pinnacles. South porch has door with C13 nail-headed nookshafts carrying low pointed segmental arch with 2 hollow chamfers. Trefoiled side lights and niche over door. North chancel extension with glazed concrete honeycomb blocks by Burrough and Hannam. Interior: Probably south arcade removed C19 and nave and south aisle roofed as one. Open waggon roof with carved bosses. North nave with 4-bay arcade of octagonal columns and chamfer arches independently roofed in similar style without bosses. Raked west gallery in exposed concrete with honeycomb concrete balustrade. North chancel chapel with tapered lintel on concrete column, and concrete joists to flat ceiling. Shouldered door and 2-light east window reset. Simple double piscina. C19 pulpit and font. Heads of south nave windows have fragments of C14-C15 glass. Timber vault to tower. Monuments: Nave, west wall ARTHUR EVANS, 1762, oval grey and white marble plaque. South wall: SIMON WAYTE, 1807, by Reeves of Bath, marble tablet with draped urn over. Chancel: WILLIAM HOLCROFT, 1621, marbled limestone aedicule with arms and crest over. REV. ARTHUR EVANS, 1789, by King of Bath; marble draped weeping figure leaning on urn. KATHERINE EVANS, 1810, by King of Bath, marble with Latin inscription. South chapel: family of NATANIEL AND ANN EDWARDS, 1802-4, marble, oval wreath on slate. Externally on tower, north face; probable window-head, C9-10; simple tree form, and on west wall of north nave; section of simple interlaced cross shaft. (Plan of church in Society of Antiquaries library).

Listing NGR: SU1403186726


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

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Date: 07 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/04106/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Dr Robert Slade. Source Historic England Archive
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