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Church of St Paul, Hammoon

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 103173

OS Grid Reference: ST8178414576
OS Grid Coordinates: 381784, 114576
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9303, -2.2606

Location: Hammoon, Dorset DT10 2DB

Locality: Hammoon
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT10 2DB

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Medieval Standing Cross 30m South of the Church of St Paul, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text


3/85 Church of St Paul


Parish Church, north nave wall late C12 or early C13. chancel and south
nave wall mid C13, partial refenestration and nave roof C15, porch C16 and
general restoration and west extension to nave 1885. Rubble walls with
tiled roofs, stone copings left. Plan: nave, chancel and south porch.
To the western end of the nave is a C19 timber and tiled, 'Arts and Crafts'
influenced bellcote. Chancel has original angle buttresses. South chancel
wall has a trefoiled lancet to the west and a double trefoiled lancet with
the head pierced by a quatrefoil to the east. The east chancel window is
a graduated triple lancet under a chamfered, pointed head. North chancel
wall has a C13 doorway with chamfered pointed head. South nave wall has
a C19 2 light, square-headed Perpendicular window with a returned label to
the west. East of the porch is a C19 trefoiled lancet. The north nave wall
has a C15 square-headed, 2-light, Perpendicular window to the east and a
C15 cinquefoiled lancet to the west. Centrally there is a blocked, pointed,
chamfered doorway besdie which is a C16 buttress. The C16 south porch is
tiled with a chamfered, round-headed arch. South nave doorway has chamfered,
segmental-pointed head.

Interior: C19, moulded chancel arch with respond corbels. C15 pitched
timber, tie beam nave roof. Moulded tie-beams, principals, purlins and
rafters. Purlins, principals and rafters intersect to form 32 compartments
to each slope of the roof. West end is an 1885 addition. Principal
intersections carry wooden foliate bosses. Wall heads have brattished
timber cornices. Chancel has C19 wagon roof. C17 communion rails. C15
reset reredoes with seven pointed niches containing Crucifixion flanked by
figures of saints. Pulpit of carved C17 panelling re-worked. East window has
shafted rere-arch. Chancel stalls incorporate C16 carved panels. Plank
door with box lock hung on strap hinges with fleur-de-lis terminals. C13
tiles reset in west wall. Various reset medieval carved corbels. C14
octagonal font brought to square base by rounded stops. C20 glass. (RCHM,
Dorset, Vol. III, P. 99/100, No. 1, Newman, J and Pevsner, N, The Buildings
of England: Dorset. 1972, p. 221).

Listing NGR: ST8178314580

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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