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Church of St Simon and St Jude, Gillingham

Description: Church of St Simon and St Jude

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 102974

OS Grid Reference: ST8016628666
OS Grid Coordinates: 380166, 128666
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0570, -2.2844

Location: B3092, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5PX

Locality: Gillingham
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP8 5PX

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Listing Text


3/135 Church of St Simon
and St Jude

- II

Chapel of Ease, 1868 by Slater and Carpenter. Coursed, squared rubble
with gable-ended, tiled roof with stone copings. Plan: nave, apsidal
chancel, north and south aisles, west tower, north vestry/organ chamber.
Generally in the early 'Decorated' style. West tower: 3 stages with
broach spire, sqaure set buttresses and southern vice; 2-centred west
window with geometric tracery and label with headstops; small lancets to
second stage; third stage has paired lancets with roll-mouldings and
pierced stone panels; spire bears quatrefoils. Aisles have trefoiled,
paired lancets. East and west aisle windows have 2-centred heads and
plate tracery. Chancel has lancets with trefoiled heads and labels
with head-stops. Gabled porch with 2-centred moulded arch and shafted
jambs with carved capitals. Inner doorway is roll-moulded and has a
door with scrolled, wrought-iron hinges. External vice door similar.
Internal features: 3-bay arcades with 2-centred heads of 2-chamfered
orders and round piers with carved capitals; 2-centred chancel arch with
shafted jambs having carved capitals and label with head-stops over;
2-centred, moulded tower arch with flat soffit and semi-pilasters with
carved capital to jambs; nave roof has arch braced collar trusses
springing from corbels, queenposts with windbracing to upper purlins and
2 sets of windbraced purlins; chancel has, ribbed, boarded barrel-vault
roof; boarded aisle roofs; roofs are painted with fleurons and other
decoration; arcaded stone pulpit with marble shafts dated 1887; round
font with clustered shafts; pews with carved bench ends; C19/C20 glass.
(Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England; Dorset, Penguin 1972,
p 295).

Listing NGR: ST8016628666

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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