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Description: Parish Church of Saint George
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 109039
OS Grid Reference: SY9982878890
OS Grid Coordinates: 399828, 78890
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6097, -2.0038
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SY 9978 LANGTON MATRAVERS HIGH STREET (North Side)
6/28 Parish Church of Saint George
Anglican Parish Church. Tower mid-C15, rest of church rebuilt 1875-6.
Architect G Crickmay. Walls of tower rubble stone, body of church of rock-faced
ashlar. Tiled roofs with coped gables to nave, chancel, chapel and porch.
Flat roofs with parapets to aisles and tower. Nave, north and south aisles
of 4 bays, chancel, south chapel, vestry and organ chamber, west tower, south
porch. Large C20 vestry extension north of chancel, of stone, with flat roof.
Tower of 2 stages, with angle buttresses and battlemented parapet. Octagonal
stair turret on south. 2-light traceried windows to belfry, with stone louvres.
West doorway altered and raised, flanked by stone corbels. Panelled door with fan-
light. North and south aisles have 3-light traceried windows. 2 plain lancets in
south wall of chapel. East window of chancel of 3 stepped lancets - the central one
traceried. Paired lancets in east and west porch walls, with inner rere-arches and
shafts. Internal walls fairfaced. On west wall of nave (east wall of tower)
evidence of 2 earlier roof lines. Ridge of present nave roof above top of tower.
Nave arcades have plain circular columns with moulded caps. Paired trefoiled
lancets to clerestory. Hammerbeam roof to nave, carried on Purbeck marble shafts.
A 2-bay arcade each side of chancel, with Purbeck marble shafts and foliage capitals.
Font, C13, octagonal, on an octagonal base with attached shafts. All other
fittinqs C19. RCHM Monument 1 (Dorset Vol II).
Listing NGR: SY9982878890
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