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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265328
OS Grid Reference: SS9109044521
OS Grid Coordinates: 291090, 144521
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1895, -3.5598
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SS9144 LUCCOMBE CP
14/45 Church of St Mary
Parish church. Circa 1300 chancel, c1450 nave and tower, cl530 aisle added, 1752-6 gallery added, removed 1840 when
church restored and vestry added, 1895 some of the earlier restoration removed, church restored and reseated by Edmund
Buckle. Roughcast, except for vestry of squared red sandstone and tower of random rubble red sandstone, slate roofs.
Four bay nave and one bay chancel without division, 4 bay south aisle. North porch, west tower and north east vestry,
3-stage crenellated tower, unbuttressed, gargoyles and string courses, 2-light trefoil headed louvred bell-openings
with hood mould, trefoil headed lancet above 3-light west window, west door moulded pointed arch head, crenellated
stair turret in south east corner, 2-light ogee headed mullioned window west end of buttressed south aisle, four
3-light windows renewed C19, blocked Tudor arch head doorway, east end 2 x 4-light cinquefoil headed window, lancet to
south wall of buttressed chancel, 3-light east window, lancet on north front, 2-light window to vestry with priest's
door, 2 and 3-light windows left of single storey gabled porch, diagonal buttresses, moulded pointed arch opening,
lancet on returns, open wagon roof partly renewed, remains of holy water stoup right and pair of lugged holy water
stoups flanking inner door installed 1975, empty niche above, 3-light window to right. Interior: whitewashed. No
chancel arch, Perpendicular pointed tower arch. C20 roof to tower, chancel nave and aisle ceiled wagon roofs with
bosses and wallplates, Perpendicular arcade, capitals carved with vineleaves and shields. Moulded piscina in south
aisle, chamfered trefoil headed piscina in chancel, trefoil headed single bay sedila in chancel, 2 irregularly placed
brackets in east wall of aisle cut into moulded jambs of rood stair opening. Remains of early C16 English and Flemish
glass, removed from church during 1840 restoration and reset in east window of aisle 1935; late C19 pastel tinted glass
in aisle, east window dated 1885. Early C16 table tomb in south aisle, Ham stone, flat topped, carved with leaves and
flowers and shields. (It has been sugested that it was originally an Easter sepulchre). Perpendicular octagonal font;
c1840 crocketed pyramid font cover raised by pulley attached to jamb of tower arch. Jacobean pulpit. C17 chair. Fine
brass to William Harrison, died 1615 in front of chancel. Marble tablet with broken pediment and alabaster coat of arms
to Elizabeth Stawell, died 1731. Neo-classical tablet to the Rev Robert Freke Gould, died 1839, with amphorae in the
surround. Early C17 tablet with segmental pediment and Ionic columns, apron with skull, to Richard Worth. Slate tablet
to Henry Byam died 1665, inscribed in Latin with details of his eventful life, bolection moulded surround, coat of arms
above, skull below. (Photograph in NMR; SANHS Proceedings, Vol 77, 1931; Chadwick-Healey, A History of the Part of West
Listing NGR: SS9109444521
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