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Parish Church of St Andrew, Okeford Fitzpaine

Description: Parish Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102630

OS Grid Reference: ST8073210816
OS Grid Coordinates: 380732, 110816
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8965, -2.2753

Locality: Okeford Fitzpaine
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 0RE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Standing Cross 150m North West of St Andrew's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

ST 8010

15/130 Parish Church of St Andrew
Parish church; west tower partially Cl4; rest of tower and parts of nave
and aisles C15; Chancel, vestry and extensive general restoration 1865.
1865 work by J Hicks. Coursed rubble, squared coursed rubble and ashlar.
Gable ended tile roof with stone copings. Partially in the 'perpendicular'
and partially in the 'decorated' style. West tower of 2 stages separated
by string course with large south rectangular vice turret, diagonal weathered
6 stage buttresses and embattled parapet. Recessed west window of 3-lights
under 2-centred bead with reticulated tracery. Loops to south and north.
Second stage has 2-light square headed 'perpendicular' windows. North and south
chancel windows of 2 and 3 lights with timing tracery. East chancel window
of 5 lights under 2-centred head with geometic tracery under 2-centred head
with label stops. Other windows 'perpendicular' of 2 and 3-lights under
2-centred and flat heads with stopped labels. Square set stager buttresses
between most windows. North porch has diagonal buttresses and gabled roof.
Moulded 2-centred arch with label bearing date 1866. Internally the north
and south arcades are of 4 bays, with 4-centred moulded arches. Piers with
4 attached shafts with moulded capitals and polygonal bases. 2-centred tower
arch marked by 2 smaller 2 centred arches on massive octagonal piers with
moulded caps and bases. Tapering barrel vault to west window. Chancel arch
is 2-centred with Cl9 moulded, carved capitals. Nave, south and ninth aisles
have C19 waggon roofs with carved bosses. Chancel has barrel roof with
carved bosses supported on carved angel corbels. Restored Cl5 stone pulpit
with niches containing figures flanked by pinnacled standards. North aisle
has Cl7 pews, some with arcade carving. Font C.1866 supported on carved
angels. Some early glass in north aisle. Other fittings mainly C19. Cl7,
C18 and Cl9 monumnts. C19 stone curving by Boulton and wood carving by
Grassby. "RCHM, Dorset, vol III", pp 200-202; Newman J and Pevsner N,
"The Buildings of England; Dorset", Penguin 1972, pp 306-307; Brocklebank
" Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856-188O". Dovecote, 1979, pp 56-7.

Listing NGR: ST8073210816

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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