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Parish Church of St Mary, Thorncombe

Description: Parish Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 104609

OS Grid Reference: ST3759903346
OS Grid Coordinates: 337599, 103346
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8263, -2.8873

Locality: Thorncombe
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: TA20 4NE

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

(north side)
Parish Church of St Mary

The Item should be amended to read;

(north side)
7/101 Parish Church of St Mary

Parish Church of St Mary
Church. Built in 1866-7 by J M Allen in perpendicular style. Nave with
North and South aisles. South transept; chancel; West Tower; South porch;
Vestry at North-East Corner. Rubble masonry with some freestone blocks. Stone
dressings for plinths, window surrounds, strings, parapets. Slate roof.
Exterior: moulded plinths, strings, labels with some head stops, embattled
parapet. Windows of 2-4 lights with panel, tracery over ogee trefoil-cusped
main lights. South transept window with Y-tracery; East window with Through
King-mullions. Tower of 4 stages with diagonal buttresses and stair-turret in
North-East angle. West door. Large perp-style bell-openings. Interior:
Nave with 4-bay arcade. Piers: each of 4 equal straight-chamfered responds
with sunk quadrants in the diagonals. Plain capitals with moulded abaci and
neckings. Chancel arch carried on 2 orders of responds with still-leaf
capitals. Strainer-arch set transversely between arcade wall and South trancept
South wall. Nave roof of alternate tie-beam and arch-traced collar
construction carried on carved stone corbels. Through purlins with ashlaring
at wall-plate. Chancel roof of arch-braced construction, ceiled and carried
on angel-corbels.
Interior features: Font, re-used stone block of capital shape on a stone base.
Bowl possible C12. Brasses: of Sir Thomas Brook (d1419) and his wife
Dame Joan Brook (1437) Full-length: Sir Thomas with SS collar. Inscription
on rectangular margin intact, recording dates of death. Relaid and restored
in 1867. Pulpit oak, 13-sided with linen-fold panels in 2 tiers, early C16,
some replaced panels. Communion Table, late C16, walnut with bulbous turned
legs supporting Ionic capitals. Reading Desk: C17. Flemish-style, with
caryatids and foliage decoration. Stained glass: North aisle window in
memory of Rev C A Bragge (d1923) and wife Emily.
The church is set well back in the churchyard from Fore Street and forms
a group.
Sources R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p. 239(1).

Listing NGR: ST3759903346

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Source: English Heritage

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