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Description: Parish Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 105883
OS Grid Reference: ST5416605447
OS Grid Coordinates: 354166, 105447
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8467, -2.6524
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Parish Church of
Parish Church. Chancel and nave rebuilt C15, when nave extended to west.
South tower added in 1638. Restored in early C19, and in 1894 when north
vestry added. Rubble-stone walls and dressings. Stone slate roofs with
stone gable-copings and crosses at apices. Chancel: 3-light east window
with roundel in head, C19. North and south walls have 2-light windows with
quatrefoil in head under pointed arches. Nave: north wall, early C15 window
of two trefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2-centred head with moulded
reveals. South wall has a C15 window, altered in the C17, of two pointed
lights with tracery in a 2-centred head. C15 south doorway has chamfered
jambs and rebuilt pointed head. South tower, of 2 stages with a plain parapet
and pinnacles. Ground stage forms a porch and has a doorway with ovolo and
hollow-chamfered jambs and an elliptical head. Bell chamber has one loop
light in the south wall, and two in the west wall. Panel on south parapet
with inscription: "William Lardar Esq. Thomas Horsford Warden 1638."
Interior: pointed chancel-arch with moulded jambs, C15. C19 roofs, arch-
braced with high collars. Fittings: Font, stone tapering cylindrical bowl
with 5 bands of ornaments conventional leaves, cable, diaper, zigzag, small
dog-tooth, mid C12. Wall-monument, freestone recess and effigy, round-arched
with enriched mouldings and strapwork soffit, spandrels with shields-of-arms,
cornice with damaged female figures. Effigy of woman in bed with infant at
her side. To a member of the Kymer family, early C17. Wall monument of 1716.
Communion rails, C18.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.91(1))
Listing NGR: ST5416605447
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