Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington, Calne Without, Wiltshire :: Shared Description

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.
by Brian Robert Marshall
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SU0268 : South elevation, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington (2) by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : View east past the north elevation of the Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : South elevation, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : View west inside the Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : List of Rectors, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Font, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Another memorial inside the Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Ordnance Survey benchmark, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : North churchyard, Church of St Mary, Calston Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Stained glass window, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Mass dial, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : View east inside the Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : East churchyard, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Memorial inside the Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall
SU0268 : Coat of Arms, Church of St Mary, Calstone Wellington by Brian Robert Marshall


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Created: Mon, 28 May 2012, Updated: Mon, 28 May 2012

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