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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Sturminster Marshall

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107687

OS Grid Reference: ST9512100402
OS Grid Coordinates: 395121, 100402
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8032, -2.0706

Location: Church Street, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset BH21 4BU

Locality: Sturminster Marshall
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 4BU

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There is also a scheduled monument, A Shrunken Medieval Village and Earlier Prehistoric Settlement Remains at Walnut Tree Field, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

ST 90 SE
Church of St Mary
18.3.55 The Virgin
- II*
Parish church. C12, with C13 extensions, C14 and C15 changes, tower rebuilt
1805, and substantial restoration of 1859, by Henry Woodyer. Walls of
ironstone rubble, with limestone dressings; plinth, stepped buttresses,
hood-moulds. Tile roof. Continuous nave and chancel, with wide north aisle
continuing into a chapel (with a small vestry of 1859 at its east end),
south porch (mostly 1859), and west tower (the upper part of 1859). All the
windows are 'Decorated' or 'Perpendicular', of the restoration date, with a
lancet opening into a tall sedilia. The tower is of three stages, with
weathered offsets, flat corner buttresses, a crenellated parapet and corner
pinnacles. Inside, apart from the Norman arcade on later square columns,
the features are all Victorian; there is a tall wood screen, plaster-barrel
vaults to nave and aisle, a pulpit with an ogee base, a 'Norman' font, and a
series of monuments, floor slabs and brasses (mostly C19) and a C17 helm.
The chancel has three stained glass windows by John Hardman & Co. The porch
has some earlier parts and opens onto a Tudor south doorway; it
accommodates two medieval coffin slabs. RCHM

Listing NGR: ST9512100402

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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