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Church of St Mary, West Stour

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102816

OS Grid Reference: ST7846422907
OS Grid Coordinates: 378464, 122907
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0051, -2.3083

Location: Church Hill, West Stour, Dorset SP8 5RP

Locality: West Stour
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP8 5RP

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Listing Text


2/186 Church of St Mary

Parish church, C13 chancel with C18 alterations, nave and south
tower/porch 1840. Squared, coursed rubble with ashlar dressings.
Nave roof is slated with stone copings, chancel roof stone slated
with stone copings. South chancel has to the left a C14 2-centred
window with cusped, Y-tracery of 2-lights. Right is a trefoiled
lancet. Between is a door with a chamfered, 2-centred head. To the
north are 2 plain lancets. East window is C18 (RCHM), of 3-lights
with coarse panelled tracery under a square head with returned label.
The nave windows are C19 lancets. Single stage, embattled tower with
lancet bell openings with pierced iron panels. South porch has
chamfered, 2-centred archway with returned label. Internal features:
2-centred, chamfered chancel arch with continuous jambs; 4-centred
section, panelled ceiling with moulded ribs and wall plates; chancel
has barrel vault with moulded ribs; C19 west gallery with cusped,
carved panelling; C13 font with octagonal bowl on round pier with
subsidiary shafts; trefoiled piscina in chancel; C17 panelled pulpit
with guilloche frieze; C16 carved panelling reset in gallery and
vesting cubicle; C18 floorslab; other features largely Cl9.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 116, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 449.

Listing NGR: ST7846422907

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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