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Description: Parish Church of Sts Peter and Paul
Date Listed: 21 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 104798
OS Grid Reference: ST6778313234
OS Grid Coordinates: 367783, 113234
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9177, -2.4597
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ST 61 SE CAUNDLE MARSH CAUNDLE MARSH VILLAGE
2/75 Parish Church of
Sts Peter and Paul
Parish Church 1857 by R H Shout. Squared, coursed rubble with ashlar
dressings. Roof of plain and scalloped tiles; gable ends with stone
copings and cross finials. Plan: nave, chancel and north porch; bell
cote between nave and chancel. Nave windows each of 2 pointed, trefoiled
lights with labels. West nave window of 3-lights under 2-centred head
with label; 'decorated' tracery with 2 quatrefoils. Chancel windows each
of 2 rounded, trefoiled lights with returned labels. East chancel window
of 3-lights under a 2-centred head with label having carved stops;
'decorated' tracery with large trefoil. Diagonal buttresses at angles
and square set buttresses at division of nave and chancel. Coved ashlar
cornice. Porch is gabled, of open timberwork on a rubble case. South
chancel door has moulded 2-centred head with continuous jambs; label has
ballflower stops. Internal features: 2-centred, moulded chancel arch
springing from short respond shafts with capitals on carved angel corbels;
chancel rerearches are supported on free standing shafts; central mullions
of windows bear carved heads; north door has shouldered rere-arch;
waggon roof to chancel, arch braced collar roof to nave, both on ashlar
pieces; stone pulput of 1920 with fielded panels; possibly C2O
octagonal font with quatrefoils bearing floral motifs; stone altar rails
and dividing walls under chancel arch; C17 table tomb bearing coat of
arms set under 4-centred arch in north chancel wall; piscina in chancel;
various C19 and c2O monuments.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, p 55, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings
of England; Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 132. Pitfield, F P, Dorset Parish
Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981, pp 155-6. Architectural
Plans with a few Sketches of Old Buildings by Mr Shout, Architect,
deposited in the County Museum, Dorchester.
Listing NGR: ST6778313234
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Source: English Heritage
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