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Church of St Mary, Hermitage

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 July 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 104824

OS Grid Reference: ST6496806956
OS Grid Coordinates: 364968, 106956
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8610, -2.4991

Location: Hermitage Lane, Hermitage, Dorset DT2 7BB

Locality: Hermitage
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7BB

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Listing Text


4/101 31-7-61 Church of St Mary


Parish Church, possibly C14 origin with much C17 restoration (possibly 1682)
and rebuilding c 1800. Coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings.
Gable ended stone slate roof with west ashlar bellcote having ball finial and
coping. Chamfered plinth. Plan: nave, chancel and south porch. South nave
windows of 3 uncusped lights with 'perpendicular' tracery with the upper
central mullions apparently missing. North nave windows are of 2 lights
under 2 centred heads with 'flowing' tracery. The west nave wall bears two
windows, each of one pointed light with a buttress between. East chancel
window similar to those of north nave. The south chancel wall has a pair
of lancets. The north chancel door has a 2-centred head. South nave door
has a chamfered, 2-centred head with continuous jambs. Porch is gabled
with a stone slated roof and has a 2-centred, chamfered doorway with
continuous jambs. Internal features: ribbed plastered barrel vault roofs,
probably C18; that to the chancel has carved bosses; C18 turned communion
rails; probably C17 round font on octagonal stem with moulded capital;
C19/C20 pulpit and pews; C17 floor slabs in chancel. West buttress bears
inscriptions dated 1682 and 1799. West wall has reset medieval corbel and
east wall has reset head stop or corbel.
RCHM, Dorset, Vol I, p.122-3, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings
of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p.227.

Listing NGR: ST6496806956

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Source: English Heritage

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