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Description: Parish Church of Saint Andrew
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103473
OS Grid Reference: SY8011897401
OS Grid Coordinates: 380118, 97401
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7758, -2.2833
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MILBORNE SAINT ANDREW
SY8097 CHURCH HILL
Parish Church of
11/58 Saint Andrew
Anglican Parish Church. C12 origin, tower and porch C15; chancel, vestry, south
aisle and chapel c1876 - architect G E Street. Walls - nave of flint, rest of
church of flint and stone banding, with stone dressings. Tiled roofs, with
coped gables and ornamental ridges. Nave, north aisle of 3 bays, north chapel
of 2 bays, chancel with vestry on north, west tower, south porch. Tower of
2 stages, with battlemented parapet and diagonal buttresses. Semi-octagonal
stair turret on north. String courses at base of parapet and below belfry
windows. 2-light C15 traceried windows to belfry. West window C19, of 3 lights,
in C15 style, with hoodmould. Porch has moulded pointed arched opening, with
sundial over. South wall of nave has, west of porch, a C19, 2-light square-
headed window with arched lights. East of porch a C16, 3-light window of
similar design. South wall of chancel, with centre buttress, has 2, C19 lancets.
East window of chancel, a re-set C13, triple lancet, with hoodmould. C19 triple
lancet in east wall of vestry. Single lancet in south wall. North chapel has
twin lancets - all C19. North aisle wall has two 2-light windows with plate
tracery. Trefoil-headed door to undercroft in west wall of aisle. Inner door
to porch, C12, of 2 orders, with chevron and nail-head ornament. Alternate
voussoirs of Purbeck and Ham Stone producing polychrome effect. Shafts with
enriched scalloped caps. Oak door with ornamental ironwork - possibly by Street.
Internally, chancel has C19 pointed waggon roof. Re-set C13 piscina in south wall.
Aisle and chapel arcades have circular columns with moulded caps. Original chancel
arch re-set at vestry entrance, C12, pointed, with chevron ornament. Nave has
a C15 waggon roof with moulded ribs - plaster panels gone. Carved bosses, and
pointed cartouches along cornice Tower arch C15, segmental pointed. Font, C12,
of tub form, with cable moulding. Second C19 font in tower. In north wall of
chancel, early C16 monument to John Morton with crested canopy and indents of
vanished brasses. Several good C18 wall monuments to members of the Morton-
Pleydell family, in vestry, tower and at west end of nave. Pews, pulpits,
choirstalls, all C19. RCHM Monument 1. (Dorset. Vol.III).
Listing NGR: SY8011897401
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