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Parish Church of Ss Magnus the Martyr and Nicholas of Myra, Moreton

Description: Parish Church of Ss Magnus the Martyr and Nicholas of Myra

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108643

OS Grid Reference: SY8054089281
OS Grid Coordinates: 380540, 89281
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7028, -2.2769

Location: Moreton Dr, Moreton, Dorset DT2 8RJ

Locality: Moreton
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 8RJ

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Listing Text

SY 88 NW
Parish Church of
SS Magnus the Martyr
and Nicholas of
Myra. (Formerly
listed as Church of
St Nicholas)


Parish church. Built 1776, replacing a medieval church. North aisle added 1841 and
partly rebuilt following damage in Second World War. Walls of Portland stone
ashlar. Roof partly of stone slates, partly of lead.
Nave, apsidal sanctuary, north aisle, west porch, tower south of nave with "family"
pew to the east and vestry - (former "servants" pew) to the west.
Tower rises above aisle parapet in two stages, finished with carved panelled parapet
and pinnacles. Circular window in top stage. Large traceried windows with pierced
stone infill in second stage. Windows in the body of the church have intersecting
Gothic tracery. Those in the apse and north aisle filled with engraved glass by
Laurence Whistler. Carved panelled parapets to aisle, pew, vestry and porch.
Internally, most fittings renewed c1847. Good monument of 1762 to Mary, wife of
James Frampton. Other late C18 and C19 monuments, mostly to the Frampton family.
Brass of 1523 to Jamys Frampton - from the earlier church. Attractive coved plaster
ceilings, with mock vaulting ribs, in nave and apse.
Good example of the early Gothic Revival.
RCHM Monument 1.

Listing NGR: SY8054089281

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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