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Description: Parish Church of St Peter
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105997
OS Grid Reference: SY7047388399
OS Grid Coordinates: 370473, 88399
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6945, -2.4194
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SY 78 NW WINTERBORNE CAME
6/105 Parish Church of
Parish Church. C14, nave. Early C15, chancel rebuilt wider.
Later C15, west tower added and nave refenestrated. C17, north
porch added. Rubble stone walls with freestone dressings. Slate
roofs with stone gable copings. Nave, north wall has a 3 light
window of cinquefoiled lights, with pierced spandrels in a square
head, with moulded reveals. The north doorway, C14, has a two
centred head and continuously moulded jambs. Further west is a C20
blocking. The south wall has two windows, eastern similar to that
opposite, western has head replaced by a flat lintel. South doorway
now blocked, has a segmental pointed head and continuously moulded
jambs. Chancel is structurally undivided from the nave. 3 light
east window is C20. North wall, early C15 window of two
trefoiled lights with sunk spandrels in a square head, chamfered
segmental pointed rear arch. South wall, late C15 window of 3 cinquefoiled
lights with pierced spandrels in a square head, moulded reveals.
West tower, late C15, of 2 stages with an embattled parapet.
West window, partly restored, of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical
tracery in a pointed head, moulded reveals and label. On the north
side is a C19 porch for the access of bellringers. The bell chamber
has in each wall, a window of one square headed light. Fittings:
font, octagonal Ham stone bowl with chamfered underside, octagonal
Portland stem on square base with spurs, probably C14. Pulpit, oak,
part octagonal with dentilled cornice and two heights of enriched
arcaded panels, on upper panel on west the date and initials 1624
I.M., base C20. Screen: between chancel and nave, with central doorway
and seven bays on either side, moulded cornice with vine ornament and
restored painted inscription 'Let us hear the conclusion of all
things, fear God and keep his commandments for that forcheth all man
for God Judgeth all things'. Side bays with linen fold lower panels and
open upper panels with C20 tracery, double doors, C16 reframed and
largely reconstructed. Communion rails: arcaded with turned
and moulded pillars supporting enriched semi circular arches under
a moulded capping, early C17. North doorway: divided into vertical
panels by moulded battens, rail studded with drop handle and strap
hinges with fleur-de-lys ends, C17. Monuments: chancel to John
Meller, no date, and Anne his wife 1610/11, stone altar tomb with
effigies, plates 12 and 20. Wall at back, tablet with achievement
of arms of Miller impaling. Altar tomb to Dorothy (Baylie) wife of
Robert Miller, 1591 with cornice plinth, wall recess with fluted side
pilasters and moulded arch, two brass plates with kneeling figures.
C19 stone tablets in chancel and nave, especially that on east wall
to Hon Lionel Damer, sone of first earl of Dorchester, 1807, signed J
Browne, London, 1839. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, P.383 (1)).
Listing NGR: SY7047388398
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