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Description: Church of St Catherine
Date Listed: 10 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 143408
OS Grid Reference: SU4268400268
OS Grid Coordinates: 442684, 100268
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8004, -1.3957
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EXBURY AND LEPE EXBURY
SU 40 SW
12/5 Church of St Catherine
Parish church. 1907 by J O Scott and Son, replacing church of 1827, itself
built to replace a medieval church at Lower Exbury. Coursed squared
Swanage stone, Chilmark stone dressings,old plain tile roof. Late C19
Gothic but not Free Gothic of the Arts and Crafts, details in Decorated and
Perpendicular style. Plan of 1 bay chancel and 4 bay nave under same roof,
north and south transeptual vestry and organ chamber, north-west tower and
against east side 1/2-octagonal memorial chapel. East end has
3-trefoiled-light pointed window, kneelered gable and angle buttresses.
Wider nave has gabled transepts with square-headed cinquefoiled window on
ends, to south corbelled bellcote at top of gable, to north chimney on
side. Centre 2 nave bays have 2-cinquefoiled-light pointed windows with
buttress between. On south-west gabled porch with pointed arch. Chapel
has, on forward face, facing east, small 2-light window. Ashlar parapet.
West end has 3-cinquefoiled-light, with daggers over, window. Tower
projects to west with clasping stair turret. Pointed 2-light windows. Top
stage has two 2-trefoiled light louvred bell-openings set back in paired
squareheaded pointed reveal. Crenellated parapet. Interior is
well-proportioned with high-quality fittings. Memorial chapel contains
monument by Cecil Thomas, 1919 to John and Alfred Forster, of bronze, a
soldiers effigy on tomb-chest with tall candlesticks. C13 Purbeck font
probably from old church.
Listing NGR: SP3668912487
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Source: English Heritage
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