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Church of St George, Bourton

Description: Church of St George

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102878

OS Grid Reference: ST7683430311
OS Grid Coordinates: 376834, 130311
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0717, -2.3320

Locality: Bourton
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP8 5BT

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Listing Text

ST 73 SE BOURTON CHURCH TRACK

1/35 Church of
16.8.60. St George

- II

Parish Church, largely 1877/8, though probably incorporating work
of 1812. Tower 1903-5. 1877/8 work by E Christian (Newman and
Pevsner). Tower by C E Ponting. Coursed, squared rubble with ashlar
dressings. Slate roofs, gabled to nave and hipped, apsidal to
chancel. Stone copings. Generally in the 'perpendicular' style.
Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, south organ chamber and south porch.
Tower: 2 stages with embattled parapet and corner crocketted
pinnacles rising entire second stage: 2-centred west door with
moulded, returned label; 2-light, 2- centred, west-window with
returned label; ogee-headed bell openings with finials and louvres,
paired to the east and west. Nave and organ chamber windows of 2-lights
with 2-centred heads and returned labels. North and south chancel
windows similar to nave, apse windows have single lights and flowing
tracery. Nave and organ chamber have diagonal buttresses at angles
and square set buttresses between windows. Gabled porch with ashlar
south face and 2-centred doorway with returned label. Interior
features: 2-centred, moulded chancel arch with semi-octagonal
responds with capitals and bases, label with foliage carved stops
over; 2-centred, tower arch with semi-octagonal responds having capitals
and bases; Organ chamber arch is 2-centred springing from corbels;
Arch-braced hammer-beam nave roof with arch braced collars and king-posts;
ribbed and boarded chancel roof; C19/C20 traceried pulpit, C19/C20
octagonal font with carved panels on panelled octagonal pier; number
of reset early C19 monuments; C19 and early C20 glass; C19 encaustic
tiles in chancel; other fittings largely C19/C20.
(RCHM Dorset, vol IV, p 3, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset. Penguin, 1972, p 105. Pitfield F P
Dorset Parish Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981 , pp
87-9.


Listing NGR: ST7683430311

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Source: English Heritage

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