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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 104930
OS Grid Reference: SY7157097158
OS Grid Coordinates: 371570, 97158
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7733, -2.4045
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SY 79 NW PIDDLEHINTON RECTORY ROAD
12/199 26-1-56 Church of St Mary
Parish Church. Tower and south aisle, C15; chancel nave and south
porch C16; north porch, nave extensions and general restorations 1867.
1867 work by E Christian. Walls of ashlar and banded flint and rubble
with ashlar dressings. Gable ended slate roofs with partial stone-
slate verges and stone copings. C15, C16 and C19 parts in the
'perpendicular' style. Plan: chancel, nave, south tower, north and
south porches. Tower: 3-stages separated by strings; plinth and
embattled parapet; gargoyles to parapet string; corner standards
with crocketted finials; rectangular vice turret with loops; square
set buttresses; 2-centred south window of 3-lights with vertical
tracery and a label bearing head stops; second stage has loops east
and west; third stage has 2-centred, 2-light windows having labels
with head stops. South aisle: ashlar parapet with gargoyle; window
of 3-lights with square head and vertical tracery. Chancel: north
and south windows of 2-lights with square heads and labels with head
stops; east window of 3-lights under 2-centred head with certical
tracery and label with head stops; 2-centred north door with carved
foliage spandrels and square label with carved stops. North aisle
and nave: east and west windows are C19 of 3-lights with vertical
tracery under 2-centred heads with head-stop labels; north windows
CI9 of 2 and 3-lights with square heads and head-stop labels. North
porch has 2-centred, moulded head with head stop label. South porch
has moulded, 4-centred head and continuous jambs. Interior features:
north aisle arcade of 4 bays with 2-centred moulded arches, the
hollow chamfer of which is continuous with the piers; north arcade
piers have 4 shafts with moulded capitals; south aisle has single,
moulded, segmental pointed arch having central wave moulding
continuous with jambs and respond shafts with moulded bases and capitals,
the latter having leaf enrichment; 2-centred, moulded, tower arch,
having central hollow chamfer continuous with jambs and respond shafts
with moulded bases and capitals, the latter having foliage enrichment;
2-centred, moulded, chancel arch, having central hollow chamfer
continuous with jambs and respond shafts with moulded capitals; C19
king-post roof to nave; C19 arch braced collar beam roof to north-
aisle; flat roof dated 1756 to south aisle with moulded beams and
circular bosses; C18 or C19 plastered, ribbed barrel vault with carved
bosses to chancel; squint; Cl9 octagonal font with quatrefoil panels;
ogee headed piscina; sedilla with trefoiled tracery; carved angel on
south side arcade respond; shallow niches in chancel; C16, C17, C18,
C19 and C20 wall plates and monuments; other fittings largely C19/C20.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, pp 207-9, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, pp 312-13.
Listing NGR: SY7156997159
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