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Parish Church of St Mary, Frome St Quintin

Description: Parish Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105448

OS Grid Reference: ST5989002668
OS Grid Coordinates: 359890, 102668
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8222, -2.5708

Location: Chantmarle Lane, Frome St Quintin, Dorset DT2 0HG

Locality: Frome St Quintin
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 0HG

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Listing Text


3/123 Parish Church of
26.1.56 St. Mary


Parish Church. C13 nave and chancel, with C15 and C17
refenestration. Tower of c 1400 at north-west end of nave.
C15 south porch. Church restored in 1881 when the south and
west walls were refaced. Local rubble and flint walls, with
freestone dressings. Clay-tile roofs with stone slab eaves,
and stone gable-copings with C19 crosses at apices. Chancel:
2 bays, two c C13 lancets north wall, Cl7 window in south wall,
and lancet. Blocked doorway. Nave has C14 and C15 refen-
estration. North tower, two stage, finished with a later
embattled parapet. North wall has a restored doorway with
segmental-pointed head. The bell-chamber has windows of one
trefoiled ogee light with pierced stone filling. South
porch retains a C15 outer archway, two-centred and of 2 orders,
inner order has responds and embattled capitals and moulded
bases. Interior: wagon-roofs to nave and chancel. Chancel-
arch has wave-mouldings and sunk quadrant between, two-centred,
the outer continuous, the inner dying into the responds.
Font: Purbeck marble, octagonal bowl with 2 blind panels in
each face, cylindrical stem and base, c 1200. Coffin-lid,
chancel, tapering slab of Purbeck marble with incised cross,
C13. Wall-monuments. Bakers, 1803 and 1806 white marble
oval tablet with blank shield by T King of Bath. To
Thomas and Mary Bridge, 1793, 1833, wall monument with
shield-of-arms. Miscellanea: reset on porch, medieval corbel
carved with two heads.

(RCHM Dorset I, pl17(1))

Listing NGR: ST5989002668

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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