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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102800
OS Grid Reference: ST7998020048
OS Grid Coordinates: 379980, 120047
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9795, -2.2865
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ST 72 SE TODBER Church of St Andrew
Parish church, C15 origin but almost entirely rebuilt 1879. 1879 work
for Elizabeth Marchioness of Westminster. Squared, coursed rubble
with ashlar dressings. Tiled, gable-ended roofs, with stone copings.
Plan: nave, chancel, south tower, north vestry. Largely Perpendicular
in style. South tower: 2 stage of medieval origin; weathered string
course; diagonal buttresses to first stage; saddleback roof;
rectangular bell openings; chamfered, 2-centred door. Mainly square
headed, Perpendicular tracery windows of 2 and 3 lights, that to
north chancel wall of C15 origin. North nave and vestry have some
paired lancets. 3-light east window with Perpendicular tracery under
a 2-centred head. 2-centred head vestry door. Octagonal ashlar
stack to coping between nave and chancel. Interior features: 2-
centred chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders and continuous jambs; C15
reset trefoiled piscina; restored C17 panelled pulpit, sounding-
board reset as reredos; arch braced, collar-truss nave roof supported
on corbels; boarded, barrel-vault chancel roof; turned communion rails;
octagonal recut C15 font on moulded base; trefoiled head vestry
fireplace; some early glass.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 114, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 423/4.
Listing NGR: ST7997720050
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Source: English Heritage
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