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Church of St Mary, St Cuthberga and All Saints, Witchampton

Description: Church of St Mary, St Cuthberga and All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107588

OS Grid Reference: ST9885506440
OS Grid Coordinates: 398855, 106440
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8575, -2.0176

Locality: Witchampton
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 5AR

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Listing Text


13/129 Church of St Mary, St
Cuthberga and All
18.3.55 Saints


Anglican Parish Church. Tower C15, the rest rebuilt 1832-40. Architect
unknown. Vestry added 1898. Tower walls of ironstone and greensand banding,
rest of church of ashlar and flint banding, with ashlar dressings. Tiled
roofs, with coped gables. Nave, chancel with vestry on south, north and south
transepts, west tower. Tower, of 2 stages, has battlemented parapet with
string course and carved gargoyles. Deep moulded plinth, and string course
between stages. Diagonal buttresses. Rectangular stair turret on north
face. 2-light Perpendicular style windows to belfry. On west face, below
belfry, a 3-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould and carved head
finials. West door C19, but flanked by re-set datestones, 1632. South wall
of nave, west part, has central buttress and 2 square _ headed 2-light
windows. South transept and vestry with twin gables, diagonal and central
buttresses. Datestone on transept 1832. 3-light window with geometrical
tracery. Vestry has a square-headed 3-light window. Pointed arched doorway
in east vestry wall. Main east window of 4-lights, in Perpendicular style.
North wall of chancel has central buttress and 2 square-headed 3-light
windows. North transept, gabled, has 3-light Perpendicular style window and
diagonal buttresses. North wall of nave has 2 square-headed 2-light windows
and central buttress. Internally, walls plastered. Nave, chancel and
transepts have pointed waggon roofs with plastered panels, moulded ribs and
carved bosses. Double sedilia in chancel. Chancel arch of 2 orders with
inner order carried on carved corbels. Transept arches have octagonal piers
with moulded capitals. Tower arch of 2 orders, the inner order carried on
grotesque head corbels. Simple octagonal medieval font on C19 base. C18
octagonal panelled oak pulpit. Good monument, 1636 in north transept, to John
Cole, with pilasters carrying entablature, and coat of arms. In south
transept, wall monument dated 1542 and brass dated 1547. Several late C18 and
C19 wall tablets. (R.C.H.M. Monument 1. Dorset Vol V).

Listing NGR: ST9885506440

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Source: English Heritage

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