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Description: Parish Church of St Martin
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105894
OS Grid Reference: SY7284486645
OS Grid Coordinates: 372844, 86645
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6788, -2.3857
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SY 7286-7386 BROADMAYNE MAIN STREET
Parish Church of
26.1.56 St Martin
Parish Church. Late C13 chancel, nave and south tower. Top stage of
tower built or rebuilt late C15. Church extensively restored 1865-6
by J Hicks of Dorchester when north and east walls of the chancel and
the chancel arch were rebuilt. North nave arcade and north aisle
and north vestry built 1865-6. Squared and coursed rubble with ashlar
dressings, all of Portland stone. Clay tile roofs with stone slate at
eaves. Chancel: south wall has two C13 lancets, with a C16 doorway
between with chamfered jambs and segmental-pointed head, now blocked.
The east wall has a restored triplet of C13 lancets, continuously roll-
moulded internally. Rebuilt north wall has a reset C13 lancet. Nave,
south wall, east window renewed 1980's to C14 design of two trefoiled
ogee lights with a quatrefoil in a two centred head. Western window
C15, of two cinquefoiled lights in a square head with moulded reveals
and label. West window is C15 of three cinquefoiled lights with vertical
tracery in a two centred head. The west doorway has moulded jambs and
four centred arch with a label, with one surviving head stop. The north
aisle has three windows. Reset in the east wall of the C19 north aisle
is a C13 archway. South tower of two stages divided by a restored string,
outside and 3 storeys inside. Projecting parapet wall and gargoyles.
Ground floor forms the church porch. South wall has a doorway of c. 1300
with chamfered jambs and a pointed arch of two chamfered orders, the inner
order merging into the jambs, the outer continuous. Above the doorway is
a later blocked window of one trefoiled light. The second storey has in
the south wall a window of two paired pointed lights. The bell chamber
has an early C16 window of two trefoiled lights in a square head with
a label. Interior: roofs, of arch traced form carried on carved angel-
corbels, C19. Fittings: font octagonal bowl of Portland stone with
shafted angles, quatrefoil in each face, panelled stem and moulded base,
C15. Piscina in chancel, c.1300. Nave, south wall, c.1300. Wall tablets
in chancel, C19. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.30 (1)).
Listing NGR: SY7284486645
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