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Church of St Mary, Bradford Peverell

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105117

OS Grid Reference: SY6580293030
OS Grid Coordinates: 365802, 93030
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7359, -2.4860

Location: Manor Lane, Bradford Peverell, Dorset DT2 9SS

Locality: Bradford Peverell
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 9SS

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-


7/5 Church of St Mary



The Church shall be upgraded to" GRADE II*"



7/5 Church of St Mary

Parish Church. 1849-51 by Decimus Burton. West Tower and spire nave,
chancel, north vestry. Dressed stone walls, Ham stone windows and strings,
and gable-copings. Clay tile roofs, West tower, 3-stages with set-back
buttresses with set-offs, semi-octagonal newel stair at north-west corner,
external door with pointed head and chamfered jambs. Stage 2: chamfered
lancet with label and stops on west face. Stage 3: 2-light window with
trefoil cusping and falchion over, stopped label. Ham stone corbel-table
with trefoil cusping, string with grotesques at corners. Octagonal broach
spire with 2 sets of gabled lucarnes and a fleuron finial. Nave, 5 bays,
with buttresses between, single lancets with trefoil-cusped heads. Chancel,
2 bays, with set-back buttresses. Windows of two lights, trefoil-cusped with
ogee quatrefoil over. Returned labels. East window, 3 stepped lancets,
Purbeck marble shafted with foliage capitals. Label over with head-stops.
South Porch has gable-coping with cross over, moulded kneelers. Entrance
has nook-shaftes, capitals and bases with roll-moulded arch. Keeled roll-
label with fleuron stops. Inner doorway has pointed-arch head, nook-shafts
with:Imposts. Plank door with strap-hinges, C19. North vestry, under a
pentice tile roof. Pointed-arch doorway has plank door with strap hinges.
Interior: Chancel-arch, pointed arch with 2 orders of responds with round
foliage capitals, wave moulding between. Roof high arch-braced collars,
carried on scalloped stone corbels. Pulpit stone, 3-sided with trefoil-cusped
panels, nook-shafted, labels over, stopped. Mid C19 font: circular bowl with
round stem and battered base, C19. Stained glass, east window given by New
College, Oxford in 1850. Centre light shows Christ in a Mandorla held by
angels. Lamb over. Some early C13 fragments, mainly C19 imitation. North
window, chancel. Coronation of Virgin and Annunciation, C15 and some renewals.
(R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p.34 (2). N. Pevsner, Dorset, p.107.)

Listing NGR: SY6580293030

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Source: English Heritage

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