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Church of All Saints, Piddletrenthide

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 104938

OS Grid Reference: ST7021100730
OS Grid Coordinates: 370211, 100730
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8054, -2.4241

Location: Church Lane, Piddletrenthide, Dorset DT2 7QY

Locality: Piddletrenthide
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7QY

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Listing Text


9/207 26-1-56 CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS


Parish Church. South door and south chancel arch C12, chancel, south
porch and north vestry early C14, west tower dated 1487, north and
south aisles and nave, c 1500. General restorations of 1852 and
1880. 1852 work by Hicks, 1880 work by Ewan Christian. Walls of
ashlar, banded flint and ashlar and squared rubble. Slate roofs,
gable-ended with stone copings to nave and chancel, hipped and part
hidden behind parapets to aisles. Plan: west tower, north and south
aisles, nave, chancel, south porch and north vestry. Tower: ashlar
3-stage embattled with crocketted finials, parapet string with
gargoyles and square set buttresses with offsets surmounted by
gargoyles; west door with 2-centred head in square surround with carved
leaf enriched spandrels over which is string course bearing black letter
inscription with date 1487; 5-light, panel tracery west window; paired
belfry windows with panel tracery and pierced stone panels under 2-
centred heads with returned labels. South aisle and porch: gabled porch
left with moulded 2-centred head and continuous jambs; aisle is
embattled with string bearing gargoyles; buttresses with off-sets
bearing gargoyles; central 4-light window flanked by 2-light windows
with panel tracery under 2-centred heads; east window of 3-lights,
panel tracery under 2-centred head. North aisle: embattled; buttresses
with set-offs; 4 windows of 3-lights with panel tracery under 2-centred
heads; to left is a 6-light, panel tracery window in an alliptical head;
blocked 4-centred door. Vestry has a single lancet north and a 2-light
square headed window east. Chancel: C19 5-light, panel tracery, east
window under a 2-centred head with a stopped label; 2 similar, though
original, 3-light south windows flanking a doorway with a chamfered
4-centred head. C12 south doorway with segmental, chevron enriched
head and three-quarter shafts. Internal features: 2-centre, moulded
chancel arch with C12 south respond having scalloped captial with
beakheads, north respond a copy; 4 bay north arcade with moulded,
2-centred arches; 3 bay south arcade with 2-centred heads and capitals
having vine enrichment; 2-centred tower arch with blind tracery to
soffit; chapel/organ chamber arches are round on octagonal piers,
head corbels to responds; Cl9 roofs; 4-centred rood vice door;
probably C15 octagonal font on cylindrical stem with octagonal base;
C19 pulpit and pews; various C17, C18, C19 and C20 monuments.
RCHM, Dorset, vol I, pp 212-215, no 1. Newman, J and Pevsner N,
The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, pp 313-4.

Listing NGR: ST7020800730

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Source: English Heritage

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