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Description: Church of the Holy Rood
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 104778
OS Grid Reference: ST6877105268
OS Grid Coordinates: 368771, 105268
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8461, -2.4449
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ST 60 NE BUCKLAND NEWTON BUCKLAND NEWTON VILLAGE
5/54 26-1-56 Church of the Holy Rood
Parish church. Part of chancel C13; nave, north aisle, south aisle,
south porch and west tower C15; partial rebuilding of chancel and general
restorations C19 (1839, 1841, 1849 and 1869). Medieval work for
Glastonbury Abbey. 1869 work by T H Wyatt. External walls rendered.
Nave roof of lead with gable end, other roofs hidden behind parapets.
Plan: chancel, nave, north aisle, south aisle, south porch and west
tower. C13 work in 'Early English' style, C15 work in the 'Perpendicular'
style. Tower: 2-stage with embattled parapet; rectangular vice; diagonal
west buttresses; parapet string with gargoyles; west doorway having 2-
centred; moulded arch and continuous jambs with label having carved stops;
west window of 3 lights and panel tracery under a 2-centred head with
stopped label; clock to west face of second stage; 2-light, square headed
belfrey windows. Aisles: 3 bay; windows of unusual design having 3-lights
under 2-centred heads, the heads having elongated reticulations and the
transoms being formed by arches of the lower parts and inverted arches
of the upper parts of each light (ie there are no horizontal transomes):
embattled parapet with string course; buttresses between windows.
Chancel; 3 bays with lancets; C19 east window of 3 graduated lancets;
south door with 2-centred head; embattled parapet with string course
over. Porch: 2 storeys with polygonal vice turret, diagonal buttresses,
embattled parapet with string course bearing gargoyles; lierne vault with
carved bosses; outer door with 4-centred head in square surround having
quatrefoils in spandrels with stopped label; inner door with moulded
'Tudor' arch and continuous jambs; upper floor has 2-light, square headed,
stone mullioned window. Interior features: nave arcades of 3 bays with
2-centred arches having 2 hollow chamfered orders springing from piers
with 4 shafts separated by hollow chamfers and capitals and bases;
trefoiled chancel rear-arches on purbeck marble columns with capitals
and bases, that to the east being C19; tower arch with flat jambs and
2-centred, moulded head; chancel arch if 2-centred with blind panels to
archivolt; squints to aisles; chancel roof of tie-beam construction on
C15 head corbels; tie-beam nave roof; aisle roofs with braced beams;
seating incorporates C15 work with linen fold panels and bench ends with
floriate finials; C15 octagonal font with carved flowers on octagonal
stem; C17, C18 and C19 monuments; C12 figure of Christ in Majesty reset
over exterior of south door; over interior of south door is reset C7
or C8 carved figure with bow and spear; C18 hexagonal pulpit. Other
fittings largely C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, pp 48-SO, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, Buildings
of England; Dorset, Penguin, 1972, pp 121-2. Pitfield F P, Dorset Parish
Churches, A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 198O, pp 131-134.
Listing NGR: ST6877105270
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