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Tower of the Former Church of St Mary, Compton Abbas

Description: Tower of the Former Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 102936

OS Grid Reference: ST8755918800
OS Grid Coordinates: 387559, 118800
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9685, -2.1785

Location: Compton Abbas, Dorset SP7 0ND

Locality: Compton Abbas
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP7 0ND

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Mary's Church, remains of, East Compton, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


10/88 Tower of the former
Church of St Mary

Tower of former parish church. Late C15. Rough greensand ashlar. 2-
stage. Weathered plinth and string course. Diagonal buttress to
south. West door has chamfered, semi-circular head. West window of
2-lights under 2-centred head with vertical tracery and returned label.
Bell stage has 2-light, square-headed windows with vertical tracery.
Parapet strings with gargoyles. Brick parapet. 2-centred, chamfered
tower arch. (Scheduled as an ancient monument.)
(RCHM Dorset, vol IV, pp 13-14, no 2. Pitfield F P Dorset Parish
Churches, A-D, Dorset Publishing Co 1981, pp 196-8.)

Listing NGR: ST8755918800

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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