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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Bishop's Caundle

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 31 July 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 104759

OS Grid Reference: ST6961813157
OS Grid Coordinates: 369618, 113157
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9171, -2.4336

Location: A3030, Bishops Caundle, Dorset DT9 5ND

Locality: Bishop's Caundle
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 5ND

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Listing Text


2/35 31-7-61 Church of St Peter
and St Paul


Parish church, parts of chancel arch and parts of nave wall and south
aisle C14; tower and parts of nave and south aisle C15; chancel, south
porch, parts of nave and general restoration 1863-4. C19 work by
W. Slater. Coursed rubble walls with ashlar dressings. Nave roof is
tiled with stone slate verges and gable ends. South aisle, chancel and
north porch are stone slated. Stone copings. Plan: chancel, nave, west
tower, south aisle and north porch. Tower; 3 stages separated by string
courses; embattled parapet with crocketted finials; diagonal buttresses;
north vice turret, rectangular in section below and octagonal above lit
by rectangular loops; west door with 2-centred, moulded head and
continuous jambs; west window of 3-lights with panel tracery under a
2-centred head the label being continuous with the string course;
2nd stage has a small north 2-light window under a 2-centred head;
3rd stage has 2-centred, 2-light mullioned and transomed windows with
the lower parts of each light filled with pierced stone panels; parapet
string bears gargoyles. Nave windows are of 3-lights with panel tracery
under 2-centred heads, that to the east being C15 reset. South aisle
windows of 3-lights with panel tracery under segmental pointed heads
with returned labels. The east window of the south aisle is of C14 and
has 2 lights with a quatrefoil under a 2-centre head with a returned
label. Chancel windows are under 2-centred heads and have Y-tracery and
returned labels, that to the east being of 3-lights and the other being
of two. The porch has a moulded 2-centred arch partly continuous with
the jambs. The north door has a 2-centred, moulded head with continuous
jambs. Internal features: 2-centred chancel arch of 2 straight chamfered
orders; nave arcade of 3 2-centred arches of 2 straight chamfered orders
with small inserted arch to east; 2-centred, mulded truer arch with
blind trefoiled tracery to the archivolt; piscinae in chancel and aisle;
rebated, 2-centred rood vice door; roofs are barrel vaults with carved
bosses; C15 octagonal font with quatrefoils bearing shields and roses on
octagonal pier with trefoiled panels; various C18 and Cl9 monuments
including large tablet to D'Aubenys and Herberts by King of Bath; C19
stone pulpit and reredos probably by Forsyth; other fittings largely C19.
RCHM Dorset, vol III, pp 13-15, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin 1975, pp 94-5. Pitfield, F P
Dorset Parish Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981, pp 68-71
Brocklebank, J Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856 - 1880,
Dovecote, 1979, p 3B.

Listing NGR: ST6961813155

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Source: English Heritage

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