Church of St Mary and St Melor

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
487356
Names
Church of St Mary and St Melor
Coordinates
51.1719560° N, 1.7842920° W
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Listed on
Grade I listed building
listed building (England)
Categories
church
parish church
Affiliations
Christianity
Church of England

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Timeline

18 Feb 1958

Church of St Mary and St Melor designated a Grade I listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Church of St Mary and St Melor is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1182066
Grade
I
Name
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MELOR
Location
CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MELOR, CHURCH STREET
Parish
Amesbury
District
Wiltshire
Grid Reference
SU 15176 41435

In the entry for: AMESBURY CHURCH STREET (north side)

Church of St Mary and 11/12 St Melor

18.2.58

The description shall be amended to read:

SU 1541 AMESBURY CHURCH STREET (north side)

11/12 Church of St Mary and St Melor 18.2.58

- I Abbey church of the Order of Fontevrault, now Anglican parish church. C12, C13, C14 and C15, restored 1852-3 by William Butterfield at cost of £1500. Flint and limestone, some diaper work. Tiled roofs. Cruciform plan with C12 nave, and crossing, chancel transepts and tower rebuilt in C13. South aisle added C15. Chancel, tall, built of ashlar above sill level, with tall lancets, east window replaced with 5-light window in 1852-3. Transepts have shorter lancets, south transept south wall rebuilt C19. Chamfered outset at eaves. Creasing for former east chapel on south transept, replaced by arch, in turn replaced by 3-light cusped window. Eastern chapel remains on north transept, and second inner chapel removed. Nave has corbel table and jambs of clerestory windows on north side, but has been shortened, probably prior to C19 restoration, but present west end with 3 windows is by Butterfield. C15 two-light clerestory windows replacing original. South aisle of 2 bays incorporating some Roman brick, 3-light windows with pointed segmental heads. Late C15 square-headed door at west end of south wall. North side formerly had attached structure, apparently not an aisle, but also unlikely to be cloister of nunnery...

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Bibliography

  1. “CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MELOR.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1182066>