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Description: Old Parish Church
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105233
OS Grid Reference: SY6354580051
OS Grid Coordinates: 363545, 80051
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6190, -2.5167
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SY 68 SW FLEET EAST FLEET
6/114 Old Parish Church
Former Parish Church, now Mortuary Chapel of the Mohuns c.C15 Chancel. Nave
damaged by a gale in 1824. Chancel repaired and enclosed by a new west wall, 1827.
Nave demolished 1827. Rubble-stone walls with stone sleeper buttresses at west
end. East end buttressed with set-offs. Stone slab roof with stone gable-copings
and scroll kneelers. Crosses at both gable apices. East window with a pointed
head and single stone mullion (ovolo-moulded), leaded lozenge lights, C17. Side
walls each have a blocked opening with pointed-segmental heads. West doorway with
moulded stone jambs and a pointed head, re-used C17 material. Niches to left and
right of this, with ogival heads. Plank-and-muntin door, studded. Interior:
arch-braced collar roof with open trefoil above the collar. 2 sets of purlins and
a ridge-piece. Monuments: 1) Stone wall tablet, left of altar, with fielded-panel
pilasters, broken semi-circular pediment, with urn in tympanum. Brass plate with
Latin inscription to Robert Mohun, 1603. 2) Stone wall tablet, right of altar,
similar design, to Maximilian Mohun, 1612. With family and children praying.
3) South wall, wall tablet to Franciscus Mohun, died 25th February, 1711-12, aged 84.
Slate tablet. Stone surround with gadrooned cill, conventional foliage in pilasters,
apron with a winged cherub. Semi-circular pediment with shield-of-arms. Plaque
to John Meade Faulkner, writer of "Moonfleet", published 1898.
(RCHM Dorset I, P.109 (1)).
Listing NGR: SY6354580051
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