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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 8 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 104582
OS Grid Reference: SY3826799614
OS Grid Coordinates: 338267, 99614
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7928, -2.8772
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SY 39 NE MARSHWOOD MARSHALSEA
5/19 Church of St Mary
Parish Church. West Tower 1841, rest rebuilt in 1884 by G. Vialls. Rubble
walls with lias stone ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. West Tower to north,
Nave, South Aisle, Chancel, Vestry at west end to south. Entrance through
west doorway of tower. West Tower of three stages with plain stone parapet.
Tall lancet bell-openings with foiled cross-in-circle motif above. Diagonal
buttresses with alternating dressed stones and rubble-work. Nave windows:
paired lancets, straight-chamfered. Chancel lancets with hood-mould over.
Two north wall buttresses. Interior: Nave with 3-bay south arcade carried on
round piers. Capitals with stiff-leaf foliage and pecking birds. Chancel
of two bays, division with nave suggested by dado and Purbeck shafts to left
and right. East window of three lancets with Purbeck-shaft framing. Roof,
of scissor-brace construction with ashlaring, unceiled. South aisle with
transverse internal buttresses. Font: stone, octagonal with irregular
quatrefoils. Pulpit: with simple turned framing in wood. Brass reading
stand in pulpit. Sedilia: very plain, stone, with trefoil heads.
Source: Pevsner, Dorset, P. 271.
Listing NGR: SY3826799614
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Source: English Heritage
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