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Church of St Mary, Chettle

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103630

OS Grid Reference: ST9515813283
OS Grid Coordinates: 395158, 113283
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9190, -2.0702

Location: Chettle, Dorset DT11 8DB

Locality: Chettle
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 8DB

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Listing Text


8/2 Church of St Mary

Parish church, early C16 west tower, remainder 1849. Banded flint and ashlar
with tiled roofs having end stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, north vestry,
south organ chamber and west tower. The west tower is in the Perpendicular
style and the C19 work is partly in the Decorated and partly in the Perpendicular
style. West tower: 2-stages separated by weathered strings; embattled parapet;
weathered buttresses, diagonal to the west and square set to the east; belfry
windows of 2 lights under 4-central heads. Nave and chancel windows of one and
2 lights under square heads. East chancel window of 3 lights with Perpendicular
tracery under pointed head with label having carved stops. Vestry and organ
chamber windows of 2 lights with curvilinear tracery under pointed heads with
labels having carved stops. West doorway with 4-centred head of 2 chamfered
orders. Above is a 3-light, 3-centred window with Perpendicular tracery.

Interior: moulded, pointed tower arch; pointed chancel arch of 2 chamfered
orders; C19 arch-braced scissor-truss nave roof springing from carved head corbels;
chancel, vestry and organ chamber have collar-truss roofs with ashlar pieces;
C19 rectangular stone pulpit with blind tracery; C19, traceried vestry screen;
C19 pews with fluted ends; C19 octagonal font; C19 encaustic tiles in chancel;
beamed tower ceiling with painted decoration; various C18, C19 and C20 monuments,
notably to Thomas and Ann Chafin, 1705 and to George and Elizabeth Chafin 1766.
(RCHM Dorset, vol.IV, p.10, no.1. Newman, J. and Pevsner, N., The Buildings of
England: Dorset, 1972, p.151.)

Listing NGR: ST9515813286

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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