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Church of the Holy Trinity, Stourpaine

Description: Church of the Holy Trinity

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 103260

OS Grid Reference: ST8603209372
OS Grid Coordinates: 386032, 109372
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8837, -2.1999

Location: Manor Road, Stourpaine, Dorset DT11 8TQ

Locality: Stourpaine
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 8TQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Earthworks on site of manor house, 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


6/180 Church of the Holy Trinity

G.V. II*

Parish church, C15 tower, remainder of fabric 1858. 1858 work by T H Wyatt.
Tower of greensand ashlar, remainder of chequered flint and squared greensand
blocks. Tiled, gable-ended roofs. Plan: nave, chancel, south aisle, south
Lady chapel, south porch. West tower: 3 stages with plinth and embattled
parapet all separated by weathered strings; diagonal buttresses, octagonal
north vice turret; parapet string gargoyles; corner crocketted finials; pointed,
3-light, Perpendicular west window with returned label; chamfered octagonal
loop to second stage; belfry stage has 2-light, pointed windows with
quatrefoils and louvres; vice has external, pointed, chamfered doorway. The
north wall of the nave has 3 reset, pointed, 3-light perpendicular tracery
windows, probably C15, reset. That to the east has a different pattern of
tracery. West wall of south aisle has a pointed, 3-light window with
curvilinear tracery. The south wall of the south aisle has 2 and 3-light,
square-headed windows with curvilinear tracery. The Lady chapel has a 2-centred
door to the left, a central, 3-light, segmental-pointed window with curvilinear
tracery and to the east a single trefoiled light. The east wall of the chapel
has a graduated triplet of lancets. The chancel has a pointed, 3-light east
window with Y tracery. The north wall of the chancel has 2 trefoiled lancets
and a pointed door. The south porch is gabled with a 2-centred arch and inner

Internally there is a 4 bay, pointed nave arcade of 2 chamfered orders on
round piers with moulded caps and carved respond corbels. Pointed chancel
arch of 2 chamfered orders, the outer continuous with the jambs and the inner
springing from respond corbels. C15, pointed tower-arch of 2 chamfered orders
dying into the responds. Aisle to chapel and chapel to chancel arches are
pointed, of 2 chamfered orders dying into responds. Chancel has continuous
string course. 4 bay nave roof with arch braced collar beam trusses with
king-posts and cusped struts. Scissor-braced, collar beam chancel roof.
C19 octagonal font. Octagonal oak pulpit with naturalistic foliage carving
dated 1914. Monument to John Straight under tower dated 1670 with kneeling
effigy in niche flanked by Tuscan columns supporting an entablature. Other early
C19 monuments. Other features mainly C19. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. III, p.269/1.
Newman, J. and Pevsner, N. 'The Buildings of England: Dorset', 1972, p.400.
Chandler, J W. 'A Brief History of Holy Trinity Church Stourpaine', 1982.)

Listing NGR: ST8603209372

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Source: English Heritage

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