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Description: Church of St Mary and St James
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102520
OS Grid Reference: ST7532508287
OS Grid Coordinates: 375325, 108287
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8736, -2.3520
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HAZELBURY BRYAN DROOP
ST 70 NE
9/20 Church of St Mary and
Parish church. Mainly C15, chancel rebuilt in 1827 and general restoration
1895 and early C20. C15 work for the de Bryan family. Coursed rubble with
ashlar dressings. Stone slate roofs to nave and north aisle, tiled roof to
chancel, other roofs of lead. Gable ends. Plan: Chancel, South Chapel, Nave,
North and South Aisles, West Tower and South Porch. West Tower of 4 stages with
rectangular vice turret and to the north-east, 6 string courses and diagonal
buttresses. First stage has doorway with 2-centred arch and continuously
moulded jambs in square surround. 2nd stage has 4-light cinqufoiled panelled
tracery window under 2 centred head with label continuous with string course.
Flanking are 2 ogee headed cinqufoiled niches with crocketted finials. 3rd
stage has clock to west, 4th stage has 4 windows of 2 trefoiled lights,
mullioned and transomed with panelled tracery and 2-centred arches. Embattled
parapet with corner crocketted finials. Southern facade. 2 windows left of porch
have 2-centred, 2 light-windows with cinqufoiled cusping and panelled tracery.
To right are 2 flat pointed windows of 2 cinqufoiled lights with labels. To right
is a 2-centred door with continuously moulded jambs. South chancel window is of 2-
cinqufoiled lights with quatrefoil;pointed moulded head with label. South aisle and
chapel have embattled parapets with string course and gargoyles. Embattled south
porch has 2-centred doorway with continuously moulded jambs and label, string
course with gargoyles. Chancel has E window of 3 cinqufoiled lights under 2-
centred head with label with head stops.
North aisle has 2-centred, 3-cinqufoiled light windows with panelled tracery
and labels with head stops. Internal:4 bay north and south nave arcades with
moulded 2-centred arches, 2-centred, moulded chancel arch. Tower arch has blind
panelled tracery to archivolt. 4 centred moulded chapel arch. Chancel has C15
piscina with reset window tracery and table on carved head corbel below. North
aisle has canopied niches with figures depicting the Annunciation by Sir Charles
Nicholson of 1919 as is the nearby Calvary filling a reconstructed sedilia. South
aisle spandrals bear painted inscriptions. Pulpit by Ben Lidford, dated 1782. 2
finely carved 'decorated' corbels reset in south chapel. Nave and north aisle have
C15 wagon roofs. South aisle shapel and porch have flat roofs with moulded beams.
Chancel has C19 ribbed plaster barrel-vault roof. Late C12 octagonal font of
Purbeck marble with blind panels on cylindrical pedestal surrounded by eight shafts
on octagonal base. "RCBM, Dorset, vol III" p 105 - 107, no 1. Munro, James and
Woolley, Maj T G ' The Parish Church of St Mary and St James, Hazelbury Bryan:
Listing NGR: ST7532008289
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Source: English Heritage
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