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Description: Parish Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105244
OS Grid Reference: SY6143882462
OS Grid Coordinates: 361438, 82462
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6406, -2.5467
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LANGTON HERRING CHURCH HILL
SY 68 SW
Parish Church of St Peter
Parish Church. C14 Nave and Chancel. West Tower added early C19. Church
drastically restored in 1827 and 1858, when vestry and south aisle added. Rubble-
stone walls with stone dressings. Slate roofs. Chancel, C20 east window. South
wall, 2 windows, eastern C20, except for jambs and cill, western a single C14
lancet. Nave, north wall, 3 windows, single lancet, C20, and two 2-light windows
with panel tracery, C20. Under the middle window are the jambs of the destroyed
north doorway. West Tower, entrance to church through south wall. Three stages,
two strings with thin loop-lights, castellated parapet. Further pointed-arch
entrance on north side. Interior: south arcade of 2 bays, large central column,
with a square block capital with flat fascias, C19. West doorway with a restored
2-centred head. Chancel-arch; single respond order with moulded jambs. Label
with square stops. C20 arch, responds re-used. Fittings: Font, stone, octagonal
bowl with a quatrefoiled panel in each face, moulded underside, stem with trefoil-
headed panel in each face, moulded and stepped square base, C15. Communion-rails,
with turned balusters and newels with turned tops, moulded and enriched rail, C17.
Monuments, north wall Tablet, white marble with laurel wreath at top, 'In memory
of William Sparks, who died on 3rd March, 1829, in the 70th year of his age. Made
(RCHM Dorset I, p.130 (1)).
Listing NGR: SY6143882462
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Source: English Heritage
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