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Parish Church of Saint Mary, Charborough, Morden

Description: Parish Church of Saint Mary, Charborough

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108403

OS Grid Reference: SY9251597852
OS Grid Coordinates: 392515, 97852
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7802, -2.1075

Location: Morden, Dorset BH20 7EN

Locality: Morden
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 7EN

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Listing Text


3/125 Parish Church of Saint Mary,
20/11/59 Charborough


Formerly listed as "Chapel of St Mary, Charborough House". Parish Church.
Rebuilt 1775. - replacing a medieval church and remodelled 1837. Plastered
walls, with stone dressings, slate roof, with battlemented parapet. Small
bell turret with spirelet at west end. Simple rectangular plan - no structural
chancel. In early Gothic Revival style. Single pinnacles at angles, and over
east gable. Classical cornice and pilasters. Side walls have 2-light windows
with simple tracery. East and west windows of 3 lights, with Perpendicular
style tracery. At west end, an open porch with slender column s supporting
depressed 4-centred arches carrying battlemented flat roof. Internally, a
pitched timber roof with moulded panelled ceiling with painted Coats of Arms
at intersections. Several C18 and early C19 wall monuments including one by
Sir Richard Westmacott. A considerable amount of imported C17 carved wood-
work - mostly Flemish, installed in 1823, (commemorative tablet on west wall).
This includes 2 carved brackets in nave, candelabrum in nave, communion
rails, altar table with reredos, stalls on south wall of sanctuary, surmounted
by another reredos , reading desk, 2-decker pulpit. Early C19 painted glass
in east window. Graded II* for furnishings. RCHM Monument 2.

Listing NGR: SY9251597852

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Source: English Heritage

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