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Church of St Gregory, Marnhull

Description: Church of St Gregory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102753

OS Grid Reference: ST7815118717
OS Grid Coordinates: 378151, 118717
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9675, -2.3125

Location: New Street, Marnhull, Dorset DT10 1PZ

Locality: Marnhull
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT10 1PZ

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Listing Text


4/123 Church of St Gregory
Parish Church; one arcade pier C12; north chapel, north arcade C14;
west tower, chancel arch and part south arcade C15; tower restored
C18; south aisle and porch 1852; chancel and vestry 1881; organ
chamber 1897. Squared, coursed rubble and ashlar walls. Tiled, stone-
slated and lead roofs; gable-ended and flat. Plan: nave, chancel, west
tower, north and south aisles, north chapel, south organ chamber,
north vestry, south porch. Church is largely 'perpendicular' with the
chancel being C19'decorated.' West tower: 3 stage with square set
buttresses having pinnacles at each stage; weathered strings; various
canopied niches; parapet with corner pinnacles; moulded, 4-centred
west doorway with label with head-stops; 5-light vertical tracery west
window with 2-centred head; octagonal vice-turret; belfrey openings are
2-centred, of 2 lights, mullioned and transomed, with returned labels
and vertical tracery, those to the west being paired. North aisle has
2 2-centred, 2-light, vertical tracery windows to north and 3 lancets
under a relieving arch west. North chapel has to north and east
square-headed windows of 3-lights the tracery of which forms a 4-centred
head. Chancel windows have flowing tracery under 2-centred heads.
Chancel south door is 2-centred. North aisle has 3-light, C19 vertical
tracery windows under 2-centred heads. Gabled porch with moulded 2-
centred head and continuous jambs. Inner doorway has 4-centred head in
square surround. Internal features: north arcade of 5 bays of 2-
centred arches with 2 straight chamfered orders; octagonal north arcade
piers except for 2nd from east which has a square central shaft with
a ¾, keeled shaft to each face; these shafts have decorated cushion
capitals, that to the north having 3 human masks; the south arcade is of
4 bays with 2-centred, moulded arches and capitals with foliage
enrichment - east respond springing from angel corbel; north aisle to
chapel arch and chancel arch are moulded and 2-centred with C16 carved
angel capitals; 2-centred, moulded tower arch; C16 west nave roof of
moulded intersecting beams and wall plates, coffers bearing quatrefoils
and carving; simplified, probably C19, copy of nave roof to chapel;
north aisle has C16 waggon roof with later tie-beams; C19 collar truss
roofs to chancel and south aisle; chest tomb to Carent family, c.1470
with blind tracery sides and bearing 3 recumbent effigies; brass dated
1596 to R S A Warrin; various Cl7, C18 and Cl9 monuments; C15 square
stone font on panelled stem; some C15 glass fragments; Cl6 and Cl8
wall paintings; ogee, cusped headed piscina in north chapel; other
fittings mainly Cl9.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, pp 148-52, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N,
The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 270.

Listing NGR: ST7814718716

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Source: English Heritage

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