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Church of Unknown Dedication, West Orchard

Description: Church of Unknown Dedication

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102807

OS Grid Reference: ST8236816435
OS Grid Coordinates: 382368, 116435
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9471, -2.2523

Location: West Orchard, Dorset SP7 0LL

Locality: West Orchard
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 0LL

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Listing Text


5/177 Church of Unknown
16.8.60 Dedication


Parish Church, chancel late C15, rest 1876. 1876 work by T H Wyatt.
Squared, dressed greensand. Gabled, tiled roof with stone copings
and finials, west bell-cote. C15 work 'Perpendicular' in style,
1876 work part 'Perpendicular' and part 'Decorated'. Plan: nave,
chancel, north and south aisles, south porch and north vestry. 1876
fenestration mainly of 2 lights with 2-centred heads and flowing or
panel tracery with returned labels. Some lancets. C15 east window
of 3 lights under square head with relieving arch; panel tracery.
2 lancets with returned labels to the south. South porch has 2-centred
moulded head and continuously moulded jambs. Inner door is 2-centred
with continuously moulded jambs and a returned label. A door from the
porch to the south aisle has a square moulded head and jambs. Interior
features: 2 bays, 2-centred, moulded arcades on octagonal piers with
moulded capitals and bases; 2-centred moulded chancel arch on half-
piers with moulded capitals and bases; C19 octagonal font with
quatrefoil panels on moulded octagonal pier; stone nave/chancel
dividing wall with integral stone pulpit bearing trefoil headed panels;
ribbed C19 chancel roof with carved bosses springing from dentilled
and moulded wall-plate; C19 arch braced collar beam roof with king
posts; other fittings C19. In the churchyard is the round bowl of
a C12 font.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 115, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 446.

Listing NGR: ST8236816435

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Source: English Heritage

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