St Mary's Church, Maddington
|St Mary's Church|
|Location||Maddington, Shrewton, Wiltshire, England|
|Built||late 12th century|
|Official name: Church of St Mary the Virgin|
|Designated||18 February 1958|
St Mary's Church in the Maddington area of Shrewton, Wiltshire, in the west of England, was built in the late 12th century. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, and is now a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It was declared redundant on 29 December 1975, and was vested in the Trust on 26 July 1979.
The church has Norman origins, belonging to Amesbury Priory in 1179, with the earliest parts of the existing building dating from the late 12th and early 13th century, however there have been several alterations since, including the renewal of the roof of the nave in 1603. Sir Stephen Fox became the lord of the manor in the late 17th century and paid for the rebuilding of the chancel and redecoration. In 1853 the chancel was rebuilt and the whole church restored by Thomas Henry Wyatt, including the erection of the gabled porch.
The walls of the nave and chancel have a chequerboard pattern of flint and sandstone. There is a low west tower. The interior includes a large plaster cartouche of strapwork enclosing the date 1637, which may the date of construction of a gallery which has since been demolished. The stained glass includes work by Alexander Gibbs in the south aisle.
- "Church of St Mary the Virgin". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
- "St Mary's Church, Maddington, Wiltshire". Churches Conservation Trust. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
- Diocese of Salisbury: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 6, retrieved 31 March 2011
- "Church of St. Mary, Maddington, Shrewton". Wiltshire County Council. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
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