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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 26 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 103774
OS Grid Reference: ST9374306058
OS Grid Coordinates: 393743, 106058
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8540, -2.0902
There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site Immediately North West of St Mary's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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26.6.53 Church of St Mary
Parish church, early C12 origin; nave extended late C12; early C14 chancel,
transepts and small west tower; C15 porch; C19 north vestry and restoration.
Flint and rubble walls, part chequerwork and part banded, part rendered.
Greensand and heathstone ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs. Greek cross plan
with north and south transepts, chancel nave, south porch, west tower and
north vestry. West tower: single stage with pyramidal, tiled roof; C14
3-light west window with reticulated tracery. Vestry has pointed chamfered
door and single-trefoiled-light window. North transept: reset C13 lancet
west; C14 pointed, 2-light window; C15 east window with square head and
Perpendicular tracery under a label with stops in the form of grotesque
masks. Chancel; C14 north window with pointed head, 2 lights and reticulated
tracery; similar window to south wall with further small trefoiled window
west; restored, pointed east window with reticulated tracery: South transept:
square-headed, C15, 3-light east window with Perpendicular tracery and label
with King and bishop stops; south window of 2-lights under a square head with
jambs tapering towards top. South porch has moulded, pointed arch with
continuous jambs and a depressed ogee rere-arch. South face of tower bears
carved stone cross.
Interior features: restored C12 round headed chancel arch of one plain order;
C14 pointed transept arches of 2 chamfered orders, the innermost dying into
the responds; pointed, chamfered tower arch ; C17 north transept roof of 3
arch-braced collar trusses with apex pendants springing from carved timber
brackets; C19 queen-strut roofs to nave and south transept (south transept
possibly C18); chancel arch flanked by C14 pierced stone hagioscopes;
further traceried hagioscope to north ; C14 Decorated niche and piscina in
chancel; C18 turned communion rails ; C16 south doorway has reused C12
sculptured lintel of Angus Dei with seated figures; C20 pews and pulpit;
wall monument of 1765 to Richard Lawrence rector. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.IV,
p,l12/3, no.1. Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset,
Listing NGR: ST9374306058
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Source: English Heritage
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