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Parish Church of the Holy Rood, Wool

Description: Parish Church of the Holy Rood

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108870

OS Grid Reference: SY8475086463
OS Grid Coordinates: 384750, 86463
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6776, -2.2172

Location: Church Lane, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset BH20 6DD

Locality: Wool
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 6DD

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Listing Text

SY 8486
20.11.59 (South-West Side)

Parish Church of the
Holy Rood


Parish church. C13 origin, enlarged in C15. Enlarged again and part rebuilt in
C19. Stone walls, roofs part tiled, part lead-covered. Parapets to gables, with
stone copings.
Nave, north and south aisles of four bays, chancel with vestry on north, north
porch, west tower.
Tower, C15, of three states, has battlemented parapet, and semi-octagonal stair
turret on south. Top stage has 2-light windows with lattice filling. Centre stage
has slit window on south. Lowest stage has 3-light west window with Perpendicular
tracery. South aisle, C19, has battlemented parapet. Three reset C15 square-headed
3-light windows, and doorway of similar date with depressed 4-centred arch.
Chancel, C19, has two 2-light windows in south wall and a 3-light east window, all
in C15 style. 'North aisle, C15, has parapet and added C19 buttresses. One 2-light
and one 3-light window. Porch rebuilt C19 but incorporates reset C15 outer arch.
Inner arch has depressed 4-centred head.
Internally, two centre bays of north arcade are C13 with circular piers and moulded
caps. West bay C15, in similar style. East bay C19. South arcade is C19, copying
the north arcade. Chancel rebuilt in C19. Chancel arch, late C14, divided into
three arched sections, forming a stone "screen". All roofs C19, of pine, of
hammer-beam form in chancel, arch-braced scissor trusses in nave. Most fittings
C19, font, C15, built against pier of north arcade.

Listing NGR: SY8475086463

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Source: English Heritage

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