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Description: Church of Unknown Dedication
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 104977
OS Grid Reference: ST6583002742
OS Grid Coordinates: 365830, 102742
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8232, -2.4865
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ST 60 SE UP CERNE UP CERNE VILLAGE
8/246 26-1-56 Church of Unknown
listed as Parish Church)
Parish Church, now private chapel. Possibly C15 origin, largely
rebuilt 1870, organ chamber dated 1912. Banded flint and rubble, some
ashlar and some render, ashlar dressings. Nave roof of tiles
(some scalloped), chancel slated. Plan: nave, chancel, north chapel
and organ chamber, west tower. West tower: 3-stages separated by
moulded strings; embattled, ashlar parapet; diagonal buttresses with
off-sets; 2-centred west window of 2-lights; rectangular loops to second
stage; lancets to third stage. Nave: 3 paired lancets to the south,
one to the north. Chancel; 2 south windows, one north, all are Cl6
2-light windows with square heads and returned labels; each light
having a 4-centred head, central south door with wave moulded 4-centred
head and continuous jambs (blocked); C15 3-light east window with
4-centred head, returned label and 'Perpendicular' tracery. Organ
chamber: single lancet. Chapel: 2-centred, 2-light window with
quatrefoil and returned label. Gabled porch with chamfered 2 centred
arch and probably Cl5 small female figure reset. North doorway is
2-centred with 2 chamfered orders and has a partly Cl7 or earlier
plank door with strap hinges and original lock. Internal features : Cl9
2-centred chancel arch with ovolo-mouldings, flat soffit, impost
capitals and chamfered jambs; Cl9 2-centred tower arch with continuously
chamfered flat jambs; C19 4-centred chapel arch with cusps, 2 chamfered
orders; organ chamber has 4-centred, cusped arch with flat jamb to
right and shafted, corbelled jamb left; early C17 fielded panel pulpit
with reeded panel below and strapwork above; chapel screen and lectern
have panelling similar to pulpit but may be a later copy; some box pews
of uncertain date; nave has ribbed barrel-vaulted roof with carved
bosses springing from head corbels; plain plastered chapel ceiling;
various C19 and C20 wall tablets; Cl2 font with square Purbeck marble
bowl with round head panels, and some scallops, cylindrical stem with
later subsidary shafts; Cl7 floor slab; Cl9 glass.
RCHM, Dorset, vol I, p 86, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, Buildings
of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 432.
Listing NGR: ST6583002742
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