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Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew, Cranborne

Description: Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107357

OS Grid Reference: SU0545313247
OS Grid Coordinates: 405453, 113247
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9187, -1.9238

Location: 2 Church Street, Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5PY

Locality: Cranborne
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 5PY

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Listing Text


11/20 Church of St Mary and
St Bartholomew


Parish church. C12 north doorway and parts of south arcade; C14 main body of
nave and aisles; C19 work by David Brandon. Flint and rubble with ashlar
dressings. Tiled and lead-covered roof, some stone-slated margins. Gable
stone copings. Plan: nave; chancel; north and south aisles; west tower;
north porch, north vestry, south organ chamber. Nave has 2 clerestorey windows
of 3 elliptically headed lights. Aisles have mainly early C14 2-light, windows
with ogee-headed lights; east window of south aisle has early C14 window of 3
graduated, trefoiled lights, adjacent is a C15 4-light square-headed window.
West tower; massive, of five stages separated by moulded strings; diagonal
and square-set buttresses; octagonal south vice-turret; pointed west doorway
in moulded, square surround with label having carved stops; 5-light west
window with Perpendicular tracery under pointed head; small trefoiled windows
to north and south of fourth stage: 2-light belfry windows with Perpendicular
tracery under 4-centred heads. C19 parts have mainly paired lancets. The
east window is of 5 graduated lancets. Reset north doorway has round head
with shafted jambs with scalloped capitals and chevron and nailhead decoration.

Internal features: 6 bay, pointed arcade of 2 chamfered orders, truncated to
the west, on alternating octagonal and shafted piers; C19 pointed, moulded
chancel arch with shafted jambs; C15 plastered waggon-roof with tie-beams;
beamed aisle roofs; C19 waggon roof to chancel; several C14 wall paintings;
late C14 or early C15 circular oak pulpit with panelled sides, blind tracery
and cornice with carved bosses; c1200 stone font with octagonal bowl with
pointed panelled sides on central circular pier surrounded by subsidiary
shafts; some reset medieval glass; a number of important monuments notably to
Sir Edward Hooper 1678, Ann and Katherine Hooper C17, John Elliott 1641 and
John Hawles 1571; a tomb recess in north chancel wall may have been an Easter
Sepulchre. Other fittings largely C19. (RCHM, Dorset, V, p.5-7, no. 1.
Newman, J and Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.170-1.)

Listing NGR: SU0545513248

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Source: English Heritage

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