SU0268 : Ordnance Survey benchmark, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington

near to Calstone Wellington, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Ordnance Survey benchmark, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington
Ordnance Survey benchmark, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington
The typical OS cut mark is on the north-west buttress of the church tower. It pre-dates at least some of the lichen. Recorded on the benchmark database LinkExternal link The benchmark can be seen in context here SU0268 : North churchyard, Church of St Mary, Calston Wellington
Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington, Calne Without, Wiltshire
Written by Brian Robert Marshall

A simple online search reveals several sources of information regarding this relatively unpretentious small church: LinkExternal link

Extracting the salient facts we learn that, although there was a church on the present site in 1301, no trace of it remains today. The building seen today dates to the mid 15th century with additions such as the gallery and vestry added in the 18th and 19th centuries respectively. This latter work was carried out at the same time as a ‘conservative’ restoration in the mid 1880s.
The building is listed Grade II LinkExternal link

The interior has several memorials both on the floor and walls. There is also a stone font, relatively plain and not that old (dated at 1740). There is an interesting coat of arms which seems to have been painted directly onto the wall between the nave and chancel. It is the same age as the font which was in the reign of George II LinkExternal link The east window is of stained glass and is dated to 1889.

Externally there are one or two features of interest; a mass dial and an Ordnance Survey bench-mark.
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Monday, 28 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 026 681 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7581N 1:57.7626W
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