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Church of St Mary, Tarrant Rawston

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 103773

OS Grid Reference: ST9390506666
OS Grid Coordinates: 393905, 106666
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8595, -2.0880

Location: Tarrant Rawston, Dorset DT11 8SF

Locality: Tarrant Rawston
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 8SF

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Listing Text

TARRANT RAWSTON
ST 90 NW -
3/53 Church of St Mary
26.6.53
GV II*

Redundant Parish Church, now private chapel, C14 origin with late C14 or early
C15 alterations, C16 porch and south chapel, C18 chancel, north chapel and
further alterations. Flint and squared rubble with ashlar dressings, tiled roofs
with stone-slate margins. Plan: nave, short chancel, north and south transeptal
chapels; south porch with bellchamber over. Windows are mainly of 2 or 3-trefoiled
lights with Perpendicular tracery. C20 gallery window in west gable apex. Bell-
chamber has single trefoiled opening. Porch has chamfered circular arch with
continuous jambs.

Internal features. C18 semi-circular chancel arch with moulded imposts;
transept arches are chamfer semi-circular with moulded imposts and chamfered
jambs, that to the south being C16 and that to the north an C18 copy; polygonal
C17 timber pulpit with moulded panelling below and chip carved panelling above,
carved cornice with integral reading desk. C19 seating incorporating some C17
timberwork; plastered barrel vault ceilings, probably C18; early C19 gallery
with panelled and moulded front; octagonal stone font on octagonal pier bearing
quatrefoils and dated 1868; late C18 turned communion rails; reset medieval
floor tiles with slip decoration; baroque monument dated 1788 to Radford and
Thomas Gundry having skull and crossbones and scrolled cheek pieces (a late date
for this style of monument.) (RCHM, Dorset, vol.IV, p.110/1, no.1. Newman, J
and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.419.)



Listing NGR: ST9390506666

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Source: English Heritage

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