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Christ Church, East Stour

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102639

OS Grid Reference: ST7986722837
OS Grid Coordinates: 379867, 122837
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0046, -2.2883

Location: A30, East Stour, Dorset SP8 5LL

Locality: East Stour
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP8 5LL

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Listing Text


2/8 Christ Church

Parish church, 1842 by G Alexander. Ashlar walls with greensand
ashlar dressings. Slate, gable-ended roofs with stone copings.
Cruciform plan with central tower. In the 'neo-Norman' style.
Plan: nave, chancel, crossing, north and south transepts, south
vestry and north porch. Standard windows are of single, round headed
lights with shafted jambs having cushion capitals. More important
windows are of 2 round headed lights with shafted jambs and central
piers (with cushion capitals). They have an outer round arch with
similar shafted jambs. East window is of 3 round-headed lights,
the innermost having shafted jambs. Minor windows of single round
headed lights. Round headed doorways of 2 orders the inner supported
on a scalloped capital shaft and the outer on a cushioned capital
shaft. Octagonal vice turrets to west of each transept having
shouldered doorways and round headed loops. Simple corbel tables
to chancel and tower. Interior features: Round crossing arches
springing from shafts with scalloped capitals; galleries with wooden,
round arched balustrades in trancepts; beamed roofs to chancel and
transepts; tie beam nave roof with supporting columns carrying round
arches springing from tie beams; C12 square font with arcading on
central round shaft with 4 supporting shafts; C19 pews and pulpit;
C19 glass.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 16, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner, N. Buildings
of England: Dorset, Penguin 1972, p 198.

Listing NGR: ST7986722837

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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