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Description: Church of St George
Date Listed: 13 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 143909
OS Grid Reference: SU1075315809
OS Grid Coordinates: 410753, 115809
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9416, -1.8483
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SU 11 NW DAMERHAM CHURCH LANE
5/72 Church of St George
Parish Church. C12 origins with south transeptual tower; north aisle and
north chapel C12; C13 south chapel and aisle, tower rebuilt; in C15
chapels demolished and chancel and north aisle rebuilt, south porch added,
in C17 tower rebuilt. Bubble flint and squared ironstone, part rendered,
Chilmark stone dressings, old plain tile roof, but stone slates low down
on aisles. Plan of chancel, 3 bay nave with transeptual tower, outshot
aisles and large south-west porch. Chancel has C15 3-light cinquefoiled
windows larger to north and east. On north wall remains of arcade round
trumpet scroll capitals to piers and crocket capital respond. On south
similar remains. Tower squat with angle buttresses to south, tall lower
stage, small upper lancets, recessed weatherboarded belfry with hipped
lead roof. Porch has C15 archway, over C13 mandorla of Christ. Inside
above door C12 tympanum with St George and C15 wagon roof finely carved.
North aisle has C15 square-headed window, and blocked door. Large C15
5-light west window. Inside nave north arcade of 3 bays, wall to west,
west respond half-round, billeted capital, C18 round piers, east respond
shafted, mutilated. At south-east is tower arch C12 of 2 square orders
of alternating stone type. C12 north 3 bay arcade, with replaced piers.
South arcade 2 bay with Greek cross-section pier with canted corners.
Arch to tower similar. C15 wagon roof in chancel and nave with plastered
panels moulded ribs and carved bosses. VCH; Vol 4; 1911; p590-1.
Buildings of England; Hampshire; Penguin; Pevsner; 1966; p188-9.
Listing NGR: SU0935916244
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