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Description: Parish Church of St James
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103538
OS Grid Reference: ST8064801785
OS Grid Coordinates: 380648, 101785
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8153, -2.2760
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ST 8001 MILTON ABBAS
13/121 Parish Church of
Anglican Parish Church. c1786, probably by James Wyatt. South aisle and
vestry added, and chancel enlarged c1886, by W J Fletcher. Ashlar stone
walls with simple linth. Aisle and vestry of stone and flint banding. Nave
and aisle roofs slated, chancel roof tiled, with crested ridge - all with
coped gables. Nave, chancel, south vestry, south aisle of 3 bays, west tower.
Tower of 3 stages, with battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles. Moulded
string courses at each stage. Belfry has 2-light windows with Y-tracery -
lower sections louvred. Centre stage has clock in north face and quatrefoil
panel in west face. In lowest stage, north face has a 2-light window with
Y-tracery. Pointed-arched west door in square frame, with Coats of Arms in
spandrils. North wall of nave has three 3-light windows with inter secting
tracery. North wall of chancel has one 2-light window with Y-tracery and one
trefoiled lancet. East window of chancel 3-light, with geometrical tracery.
South wall of chancel has one trefoiled lancet. South aisle has three
3-light square-headed windows with trefoiled lights. 4-centred arched doorway
to vestry. Interior - walls plastered. Chancel has a C19 arch-braced collar
beam roof. Nave has a C19 hammer-beam roof. Simple lean-to roof to aisle.
South arcade has moulded arches, and circular columns with capitals left
rough for carving. Chancel arch has continuous mouldings - no capitals or
imposts. Font, probably C13, octagonal, on pier with detached shafts.
Pulpit late C18. Marble charity tablet, 1844, on west wall of nave. East
window by Laurence Lee 1969-70. RCHM, Monument 2. (Dorset. Vol.III)
Listing NGR: ST8064801785
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