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Church of St Peter, Hinton St Mary

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102664

OS Grid Reference: ST7867816099
OS Grid Coordinates: 378678, 116099
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9439, -2.3048

Location: 1 White Horse Lane, Hinton St Mary, Dorset DT10 1NA

Locality: Hinton St Mary
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT10 1NA

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Listing Text


4/36 Church of St Peter

Parish Church, C15 west tower, remainder 1846 by William Oborne.
Coursed, squared rubble and ashlar. Stone-slated, gable-ended roofs
with stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, south porch and
north vestry. Both medieval and C19 work in the 'perpendicular'
style. West tower: 2 stages with embattled parapet; weathered strings;
chamfered plinth: moulded, 2-centred west doorway with returned label;
over is Cl9 2-light, vertical tracery window with a returned label;
north wall has rectangular loop; upper stage has 2-centred, 2-light,
blind tracery windows with labels terminated by head stops; angle
pilasters; crocketted corner-finials; parapet string bears gargoyles;
lower string has corner angels bearing blank shields. Nave windows
are of 3-lights with square heads and returned labels. North and south
chancel windows are 2-centred, of 2-lights with returned labels.
Vestry fenestration similar to chancel. East chancel window of 3-lights
under 2-centred head with label terminating in head stops. Square
headed south chancel doorway. 2 centred, chamfered vestry doorway.
South porch doorway has 2-centred, chamfered head with returned label.
Internal features: near semi-circular chancel arch, probably of
reworked medieval material of 2 orders, shafted jambs with capitals;
segmental pointed tower arch of 2 chamfered orders dying into plain
responds; king post roofs; Cl8 mahogany veneered pulpit with fielded
panelling; probably Cl3 round, tapering bowl,stone font on cylindrical
stem and circular base; C17, C18 and Cl9 monuments, notably that to
Thomas Freke 1642 with broken pediment supported on Corinthian columns
with skull below; other fittings etc mainly C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 114, no 1; Newman, J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England, Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 230.

Listing NGR: ST7867816099

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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