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Parish Church of St Andrew, Bloxworth

Description: Parish Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108331

OS Grid Reference: SY8805694715
OS Grid Coordinates: 388056, 94715
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7519, -2.1707

Location: Bloxworth, Dorset BH20 7EG

Locality: Bloxworth
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 7EG

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Listing Text


6/58 Parish Church of St Andrew

Parish Church. C12 origin, altered and enlarged in C14, C17 and late C19.
Walls part stone, part flint, part plastered. Slate roofs with coped gables.
Nave, with north transept, chancel, with north vestry, south porch, west
tower. Tower, C14, has walls of ironstone rubble. 2 stages, angle buttresses.
Battlemented parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles. 2-light traceried
louvred windows to belfry. In lower stage of west wall a 2-light traceried
window with carved heads as hoodmould stops. North wall of nave, C17, is
plastered and has 2 2-light square-headed windows. North transept, C17, has
plastered walls with ashlar quoins and plinth. In the north wall, an elliptical
window with raised stone surround - below this a 2-light square-headed window,
also with raised surround. Chancel and vestry of 1870 (Architect G Evans)
have flint walls with random ashlar inserts. North wall of chancel has a 2-light
traceried window. East window of 3 lights with reticulated tracery, flanked
by canopied niches with statues. South wall of chancel has priest's door and
2 2-light traceried windows. South wall of nave - refaced in C17, of ashlar.
East of porch a 3-light window with round-headed lights, and a 2-light window
with truncated head. West of porch a square-headed 2-light window. Porch,
C17, of ashlar, has round-headed doorway with sundial above. Inner door C12 -
round-headed - of one order, with moulded imposts. Internally, walls
plastered. Nave has a C17 barrel ceiling with plastered panels, moulded ribs
and bosses painted with Royal emblems. Similar roof to north transept (the
Savage Pew). Remains of late C16 wall painting over tower arch. In transept,
C17 painted cartouches on walls. Several C18 wall tablets and a good C17
monument to Sir John Trenchard. Chancel C19 - in "Early English" style.
Polished marble shafts and stiff-leaf capitals to chancel arch. Arch-braced
collar beam roof. C13 font with circular bowl and stem. Other furnishings
C19. RCHM Monument 1.

Listing NGR: SY8805794714

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Source: English Heritage

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