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Description: Parish Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 31 July 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 106138
OS Grid Reference: ST5944110645
OS Grid Coordinates: 359441, 110645
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8939, -2.5780
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ST 5910 (West side)
11/120 Parish Church of
31.7.61 Saint Andrew
Anglican Parish Church. Chancel late C13, rest of church C15. Restored 1890.
Rubble stone walls with ashlar dressings. Lead roofs, with battlemented
parapets to aisles and porch; coped gable to chancel. Nave, north and south
aisles of 3 bays, chancel, north porch, west tower. Tower, of 3 stages, has
battlemented parapet with corner pinnacles. Square stair turret on north.
Buttresses to west angles. Moulded string course with gargoyles at base of
parapet. String courses to each stage, and moulded plinth. 2-light belfry
windows with Perpendicular tracery. Main west window of 5 lights, with
Perpendicular tracery. West doorway with moulded pointed arch. Aisle walls
buttressed, with diagonal buttresses at angles. Aisle windows of 4 lights,
with Perpendicular tracery. In centre of south aisle wall a pointed arched
doorway, under square hoodmould. In centre of north aisle wall, porch with
pointed arched doorway, with circular shafts. At east end of north aisle
wall a small blocked window at high level. North and south chancel walls
each have 2 double-lancet windows, and central buttress. East window of
3 lights - reset. 10 consecration crosses cut on buttresses and windows.
Internal walls plastered. Chancel has a C19 pointed waggon roof. Several
C18 and early Cl9 wall tablets. Chancel arch, C15, moulded has shaftes with
floral carved capitals. Nave has C15 waggon roof with moulded ribs and
carved bosses. Low-pitched C15 lean-to roofs to aisles, with moulded beams
and curved bosses - main beams carried on wall shafts. Nave arcades have
composite piers - caps with foliage and animal carvings. Tower of colour on
arches, and north aisle roof. Altar rails C18, with turned balusters. Brass
of 1531 on south aisle wall. Base of C13 font re-set in west wall of aisle.
Good C18 monument above this. Simple Cl5 font. C15 benches in nave. Good
monument of 1649 on west wall of north aisle with kneeling figure. Crown
glass in aisle windows. Pulpit c1920, by Willan of Yeovil.
(RCHM Monument 1 Dorset. Vol. I)
Listing NGR: ST5943810646
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Source: English Heritage
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