St Andrew's Church, Rollestone

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St Andrew's Church, Rollestone
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St Andrew's Church, Rollestone, from the south
St Andrew's Church, Rollestone is located in Wiltshire
St Andrew's Church, Rollestone
St Andrew's Church, Rollestone
Location in Wiltshire
Coordinates: 51°11′14″N 1°53′46″W / 51.1872°N 1.8962°W / 51.1872; -1.8962
OS grid referenceSU 074 431
LocationRollestone, Shrewton, Wiltshire
WebsiteChurches Conservation Trust
Functional statusRedundant
Heritage designationGrade II*
Designated18 February 1952
Architectural typeChurch
MaterialsFlint and stone

St Andrew's Church is in Rollestone Road, Rollestone, Wiltshire, England. It is a redundant Anglican church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[1] It was declared redundant on 1 July 1993, and was vested in the Trust on 8 February 1995.[2] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.[3]

St Andrew's was built in the early 13th century.[1] For the early part of its history, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the church was a possession of the Knights Hospitaller.[4][5] It has been suggested that Jane Seymour was baptised at the church in the early 16th century around 1508, however this may be a confusion with another child of the same name.[6][5]

It is constructed in flint and stone in a chequerwork pattern.[1] The church consists of a chancel and nave which was given a new roof in the 16th century.[7] The nave is 32 feet (9.8 m) by 15 feet (4.6 m) while the chancel is 9 feet 8 inches (2.95 m) by 9 feet 6 inches (2.90 m).[4] Rebuilding work on the chancel and chancel arch were undertaken in 1845.[7] The church has two large Perpendicular windows.[1] The stained glass is 17th century.[5] The font dating from the 13th century and has a 17th century cover.[5] The oak benches were brought from the redundant church of St Catherine’s at Haydon, Dorset in 1981.[1]

Rollestone became part of the parish of Shrewton in the early 20th century. The parish now includes St Mary's Church, Maddington as well.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d e St Andrew's Church, Rollestone, Wiltshire, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 1 April 2011
  2. ^ Diocese of Salisbury: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 9, retrieved 1 April 2011
  3. ^ Historic England, "Church of St Andrew, Shrewton (1181917)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 26 September 2013
  4. ^ a b "Church of St. Andrew, Rollestone, Shrewton". Wiltshire Community History. Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "St Andrew's Church, Rollestone". Salisbury Plain Benefice. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  6. ^ a b Burston, Arnold. "Rollestone, Wiltshire". Rollestone-on-Dove. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Baggs, A.P.; Crittall, Elizabeth; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H. "Parishes: Rollestone In: A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 11, Downton Hundred; Elstub and Everleigh Hundred". British History Online. Victoria County History. Retrieved 4 September 2016.