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Description: Parish Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103615
OS Grid Reference: SY8990197701
OS Grid Coordinates: 389901, 97701
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7788, -2.1446
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SY 8997 VILLAGE CENTRE
16/199 Parish Church of
14-7-55 Saint Mary
Anglican parish church. Tower C15, rest of church rebuilt 1866, re-using some
old materials, architect T H Wyatt. Tower of rubble stone, rest of church of
flint and stone banding, with chamfered plinth. Slate roofs with coped gables.
Nave, chancel, north aisle, west tower, south vestry, south porch. Tower, of
3 stages, with battlemented parapet. Single-light window to belfry, with
hoodmoulds. Carved gargoyle on west wall. String courses at each stage and below
west window. West window of 2 lights, square-headed, with trefoiled lights and
label mould. Semi-octagonal stair turret on north. South wall of nave has two
2-light square-headed windows with cinquefoiled lights - one of these C15, also
a single-light window. Pointed arched doorway to porch. In south vestry wall a
C14 doorway with hoodmould, and a lancet window. In south chancel wall a 2-light
window with plate tracery. East window of 3-lights with geometrical tracery and
hoodmould. In north chancel wall a lancet, and a 2-light window with plate tracery,
both C13. In north aisle wall, two 2-light windows with arched lights. In west
wall of aisle a 2-light square-headed window with arched lights, C16. In north
nave wall (west of aisle) a 3-light square-headed window with blind spandrils -
C16. Internally, chancel has canted wagon roof, with plaster panels, moulded ribs
and battlemented cornice. Nave roof arch-braced collar beam, with stone corbels.
Aisle roof trussed rafter, with curved braces. Chancel arch segmental - pointed,
arch mouldings dying into responds. North aisle, of 2 bays, central octagonal
column with moulded cap; arches of 2 orders with hoodmould. Tower arch, C15, of
2 orders. Recess at ground level in north wall of.tower. In west wall of nave,
north side, a pointed-arched niche. Font, C19, of stone, octagonal, with quatre-
foil panels. Pulpit and pews, C19. (RCHM Monument 1. Dorset, Vol.III.)
Listing NGR: SY8990197701
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Source: English Heritage
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