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Church of St John

A Grade I Listed Building in Spetisbury, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8258 / 50°49'32"N

Longitude: -2.13 / 2°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 390941

OS Northings: 102924

OS Grid: ST909029

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZX.2BP

Mapcode Global: FRA 66FX.811

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305220

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103360

Location: Spetisbury, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Spetisbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Spetisbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SPETISBURY
ST 90 SW BOURNEMOUTH ROAD
(West side)

8/85 Church of St John
14-7-55
GV I

Parish church, north arcade late C12 or early C13, west tower late C15 or
early C16, north chapel 1868, remainder of church 1858, restoration of 1895.
1858 work by T H Wyatt. Flint with squared rubble and banded flint and rubble
with ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs with stone copings. Plan: nave; chancel;
west tower; north aisle and chapel; south porch, 3-stage tower with weathered
strings, embattled parapet, diagonal buttresses to first stage and octagonal
north vice. Chamfered, pointed west door. Single-light west window with pointed
head. Paired belfry windows with pointed heads under square, stopped labels.
North aisle has 2 and 3-light Perpendicular tracery windows under straight heads,
some original, reset. East chancel window of 3 tracery lancets under common
pointed head. North and south chancel walls have lancets and paired lancets.
Pointed priest's door of 2 chamfered orders. 3-light Perpendicular south nave
windows under square heads. Gabled porch with pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders
and plate tracery windows. Inner door with pointed, moulded head.
Internal features; 3 bay arcade of stilted segmental arches on cylindrical columns
with moulded capitals; pointed tower arch of 3 chamfered orders dying into responds;
early C17 polygonal pulpit with panelled sides having highly enriched decoration
with Ionic capitals, beasts, cherub-heads, strapwork etc: Various monuments, notably
a chest tomb to John Bowyer 1599 with strapwork enrichment over which is a heavy
pediment with scrolled frieze supported on Ionic columns and half-columns; C19
and C20 glass; painted inscription to bell-ringers on painted panel in tower.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.242/3, no.1. Newman, J. and Pevsner, N., The Buildings
of England: Dorset 1972m p.394/5.)


Listing NGR: ST9094202924

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