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Church of Saint Andrew, West Stafford

Description: Church of Saint Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 106380

OS Grid Reference: SY7255189626
OS Grid Coordinates: 372551, 89626
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7056, -2.3901

Location: Rectory Lane, West Stafford, Dorset DT2 8AB

Locality: West Stafford
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 8AB

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Listing Text

SY 7289

16/191 Church of Saint


Anglican parish church. C15 origin, tower C16, body of church rebuilt
1640. Chancel extended 1898 - architect C Ponting. Coursed rubble stone
walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables. Nave and chancel with
no structural division, south porch, west tower. Tower of 2 stages, with
diagonal buttresses and moulded plinth. Battlemented parapet with string
courses at parapet base and belfry floor level. Plain 2-light rectangular
belfry windows. Semi-octagonal stair turret on north. In south wall of
nave, west of porch, a C15 2-light window with Perpendicular tracery, and
hoodmould. Porch has date stone - 1640. Simple chamfered pointed arched
opening. Inner doorway with depressed 4-centred arch and battened oak
door. East of porch, 2 buttresses. One 3-light square headed window with
arched lights and hoodmould. One 2-light square headed window with
cinquefoiled lights and hoodmould. Date stone east of this, inscribed R R
SONN OFRR, 1640. In south wall of chancel a C19 three-light square headed
window with concave arched lights. East window, re-set of 3 lights with
perpendicular tracery. 3 buttresses to north wall. North chancel window
matching that on south. West of this a plain 2-light square headed window
with hoodmould, a 3-light square headed window with arched lights, a blocked
doorway with depressed 4-centred arch, and a 2-light square headed window
with hoodmould. Internally, walls plastered. Shallow segmental plastered
ceiling with moulded ribs and carved bosses. Additional secondary ribs in
chancel. Late C17 altar rails. On north wall a recumbent effigy 1895, of
Canon R Smith. C17 chancel screen with central segmental arch. On north
side, 5 round arched openings divided by cols. On south side, columns
replaced by pendants to accommodate reading desk. Panelled oak C17 pulpit
with sounding board. C17 pews with panelled and carved ends. Fragments of
C17 painted texts on walls. C18 west gallery, with painted Royal Arms of
James I. On north wall, monument to John Gould, 1727, in classical style -
the pediment cutting into ceiling. On south wall, monument to Richard
Russell, 1638 in classical style. Simple octagonal font, probably C15.
Fittings of particular interest. (RCHM Monument 1. Dorset Vol II)

Listing NGR: SY7255189626

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Source: English Heritage

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