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Description: Parish Church of St Thomas A'beckett
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102557
OS Grid Reference: ST7424013364
OS Grid Coordinates: 374240, 113364
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9192, -2.3678
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In the entry for
LYDLINCH HOLBROOK LANE (west)
Table tomb to anonymous
lady, 3m south of south
porch of St Thomas A'
The map item reference shall be amended to read:- 4/56
LYDLINCH HOLBROOK LANE (WEST)
ST 71 SW
4/56 Parish Church of St
Thomas A'Becket (formerly
listed as Church of St
Thomas of Canterbury)
Parish Church, C 15 west tower, nave and chancel, C16 north aisle and south porch,
early C 19 north vestry, north aisle and general restoration, further restoration
1875. Coursed rubble with ashlar dressings; slated, gable-ended roof to nave, tiled
gable ended roof to chancel. Plan: Nave with west tower, south porch and north
aisle, Chancel with vestry. Mainly in perpendicular style. West tower of 3 stages
separated by string courses having plinth,diagonal buttresses, a north east
rectangular vice turret with loops and an embattled parapet with finials. Upper string
course bears gargoyles. West door has 4-centred moulded head with continuously
moulded jambs. Above is a 3-light window with panel tracery under a 2-centred head
with returned label. 2nd stage has a single west lancet and small quatrefoil
east. In the third stage each side has 2-light, panel tracery windows with returned
labels. Clock faces to north and east. East chancel window of 3-lights with panel
tracery under a two centred arch. North and south chancel windows of 2-lights under
square heads. The nave has 2 C19, 3-light, panel tracery windows under 2-centred
heads and a single light window right. The north wall of the north aisle has 2 3-
light square headed windows and the west wall has a C16 2-light window under a
square head. The south porch is gabled with a slated roof and bears a churchwarden's
inscription dated 1753 with a sundial above. The arch has a moulded 4-centred head
with continuous jambs. External square set buttresses to south nave wall and north
aisle wall. Internally there is a 2 bay nave arcade with chamfered 4-centred arches
and octagonal centre pier. Tower arch is 2-centred with double casement moulding
and continuous jambs. Chancel arch is 2-centred and has a moulded tie-bearing a cross
C 19 gallery to rear of nave with eusped rectangular panelling. Roofs- nave has tie
beam trusses with vertical tracery, chancel has wagon roof and north aisle has
sloping plastered ceiling. South door of nailed planks on wrought iron strap hinges.
Font: late C12 with square bowl with decorated panels on large central shaft with
small corner shafts on chamfered base. Pews and pulpit C19. Some reset early glass.
Monuments: Floor slab dated 1661, wall tablets of C18, C19, and C20 "RCHM, Dorset,
Vol III", p 137, no 1. Newman J amd Pevsner N. "The Buildings of England, Dorset"
Penguin 1972, p 258.
Listing NGR: ST7424013364
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