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Parish Church of Saint Peter, Church Knowle

Description: Parish Church of Saint Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108947

OS Grid Reference: SY9407881938
OS Grid Coordinates: 394078, 81938
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6371, -2.0851

Location: Church Knowle, Dorset BH20 5NF

Locality: Church Knowle
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5NF

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Listing Text

SY 9481
13/34 Parish Church of
Saint Peter
- 20.11.59 II*
Anglican Parish Church. C13 origin, of cruciform plan. Tower and
porch added in C14, upper part of tower rebuilt in C18, north aisle
added c.1833. Rubble stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped
gables. Nave, chancel, north and south transepts, north aisle, west
tower, south porch. Tower, unbuttressed, of 3 stages, has pyramidal
stone-slated cap. Plain rectangular windows in each stage, with stone
louvres in upper stages. Doorway in north wall. Date Stone "1741,
I C and E C, Churchwardens" on south wall. In west wall, reset stone
with inscription (see also Church Farm House). South porch has plain
2-centred arched doorway. South transept has, in east and south
walls, 2-light C13 windows with roundel over. South wall of nave
has 2 plain lancet windows, deepened in early C19. South wall of
chancel has priest's door. One C13 2-light window with quatrefoil
over moulded. Also a C14 3-light square-headed window. East
window of chancel, C13, as that in south wall. 2 similar windows
in north wall. North wall of north transept has Cl3 window, matching
those in south transept. North aisle wall has 2 paired lancet
windows. Internally, aisle divided from nave by 2 timber columns
supporting nave roof and gallery - this continued across west wall.
Trusses of nave roof of tie beam and queen post form, c.1833.
Chancel arch, C13 flanked by lower arches - originally, altar
recesses. Traces of medieval floral painting. In chancel, C13
windows have rere-arches. Squints to transepts cut through window
jambs. Piscina in south wall. South transept has piscina, and
stone altar slab on C19 timber base. C18 monument on west wall.
Broken stone coffin slabs on window cill. On east wall of north
transept, monument of 1572 to John Clarel, - altar-tomb with canopy.
Canopy crested, with enriched soffite. Tomb base with 4 quatrefoiled
panels. Brasses - figures and coatsof arms - the latter coloured.
Other fittings Cl9.
RCHM Monument 1. (Dorset Vol II)

Listing NGR: SY9407881938

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Source: English Heritage

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