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Church of the Holy Rood, Shillingstone

Description: Church of the Holy Rood

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 103337

OS Grid Reference: ST8247411470
OS Grid Coordinates: 382474, 111470
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9024, -2.2506

Location: Church Road, Shillingstone, Dorset DT11 0SL

Locality: Shillingstone
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 0SL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Cross Base 150m South of Holy Rood Church, 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


9/61 Church of the Holy Rood

Parish church, nave and chancel early C12, chancel arch C14, west tower and
partial refenestration late C15, porch C16, restoration of 1858, north aisle
and chapel of 1888, further alterations of 1902. 1888 work by F W Hunt, 1902 work
by Bedley. Rubble, flint, banded flint and rubble and ashlar. Tiled roofs with
stone copings and kneelers. Plan: nave; chancel; west tower; north aisle and
chapel; south porch. West tower: 2 stage separated by weathered string;
rectangular southern vice; embattled parapet; diagonal buttresses of 4-weathered
stages; west door with moulded 4-centred head and continuous jambs with label
having carved shield stops; 5-light Perpendicular traceried west window under -
pointed head with label; 2-light belfry windows under pointed heads with stopped
labels; sundial to vice. South nave wall has two 5-light C15 windows with
straight heads and Perpendicular tracery; higher up a C12, narrow round headed
window. South chancel wall has 2 C19, pointed, 2-light windows with curvilinear
tracery under returned labels. East chancel window has C19 5-light, pointed
window with idiosyncratic tracery. The east chapel window and west aisle windows
pointed with 5 lights and Perpendicular tracery under returned labels. North
chapel windows square headed, of one and 2 cinquefoiled, transomed lights. The
north aisle has C19 square-headed Perpendicular windows of 2 and 5 lights.
II South porch gabled with a pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders and continuous

Interior features; C19 5-bay arcade with pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders on
octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases; above are 3 reset C12 windows,
one blocked; pointed chancel arch of 2 roll-moulded orders dying into responds;
tower arch of 2 chamfered orders dying into responds; chancel and nave have pointed
and guilded C19 ribbed barrel roofs; aisle and chapel have collar beam trusses;
C17 octagonal pulpit with bolection mouldings and arabesques on C20 plinth; Cl3
Purbeck marble font with square basin and round headed panels on central drum
with angle shafts; C19 ogee headed piscina; C19 pews; C19 glass; C18 and C19
monuments especially to Eliza Action 1817 - wall tablet with kneeling woman by
Chantry; coffin lid reset on wall with incised effigy of man flanked by sun and
moon; lozenge carved stone reset over south door; other fittings largely C19.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.238-240, no. 1. Newman, J. and Pevsner, N., The Buildings
of England, Dorset, 1972, p.]91.)

Listing NGR: ST8247211468

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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