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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 20 December 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 204865
OS Grid Reference: TQ4095787784
OS Grid Coordinates: 540957, 187784
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5713, 0.0325
Church of St Mary
TQ 48 NW 5/14 20.12.54
1790, by architect Thomas Hardwick. The church was built by William Miller and
George Boncock, masons (R Gunnis p 260). Portland stone. Chaste rectangular
building with nave and aisles, and projecting chancel, all in Portland stone.
Segmental headed windows to ground floor, upper windows round headed, all with
moulded architraves. Plinth, upper window cill band, cornice and blocking course.
West end breaks forward slightly in centre under pediment and has tetrastyle
Doric columned porch with triglyph frieze, cornice with mutules and blocking
course. Platform with steps up. Hipped slate roof, wooden clock tower with
open belfry and cupola. Excellent unrestored interior with complete original
fittings - box pews, pulpit with sounding board, galleries and organ. A very
fine monument to Sir Josiah Child dated 1699 in the chancel has been ascribed
to John Nost.
The churchyard contains a moderate collection of early C19 and Victorian monuments,
Headstones, Portland stone tomb chests, including one to an artist carved with
palette and brushes, and a white marble fluted column with an urn on top. The
most important is that to Joseph Wilton RA qv.
Listing NGR: TQ4095787784
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Source: English Heritage
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