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Description: Church of St. Andrew
Date Listed: 26 April 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 139057
OS Grid Reference: SU6235855565
OS Grid Coordinates: 462358, 155565
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2958, -1.1070
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SU 65 NW SHERBORNE ST JOHN
26.4.57 Church of St Andrew
Circa 1150, C13, C14, C16, C19. Norman nave, chancel of 1300 with windows
(replacements of lancets) of about 1340, Brocas Chapel on north side of chancel of
1420, north aisle of 1834 (with re-used C15 windows), west tower of about 1250
raised/restored 1834, south porch of 1533. Between the chancel and chapel is an altar
tomb with 2 carved figures (of about 1535) beneath a 4-centred panelled archway. The
chapel is richl y furnished with floor slabs, several C15 brasses, an east window
fitted with stained glass of different periods and origin, and a metal helm. There are
several wall monuments, hatchments and large Royal Coat of Arms of 1660. The pulpit
is dated 1634 and has a tester. The font is original, having a square bowl on a
circular shaft and 4 corner shafts, with a C17 cover. King-post roof. Externally, the
church has a tile roof, the eaves being raised in the C14. Walling is flint with some
plasterwork, and stone dressings, the porch being of red brickwork in English bond with
a Tudor doorway. Windows are mostly of 2 lights, cusped or with tracery (one
reticulated), the upper parts being original. The tower has fine stone ashlar features
of the restoration period, with the upper parts of the diagonal buttresses carried out
in red brickwork, the restored spire being topped with a golden ball.
Listing NGR: SU6271556115
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Source: English Heritage
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