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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pimperne, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8842 / 50°53'2"N

Longitude: -2.1383 / 2°8'17"W

OS Eastings: 390370

OS Northings: 109415

OS Grid: ST903094

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z4.D75

Mapcode Global: FRA 66DR.YL5

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 26 June 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110839

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103740

Location: Pimperne, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Pimperne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Pimperne St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

PIMPERNE
CHURCH ROAD
ST 9009
(South side)
6/20 Church of St Peter
26.6.53
GV II*

Parish church, mid C15, remainder 1873-4 except for some reset C12 features.
1870s work by J B Green for Viscount Portman. Ashlar and snecked rubble with
slate roofs having gable stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, north and south
aisles, west tower, north and south vestries. Tower: 3 stage with C19
parapet, gargoyles and pinnacles; diagonal buttresses, that to the south
containing a niche; 3-light pointed west window with Perpendicular tracery
under label with carved stops; C19 octagonal south vice; second stage has
2-light, pointed window with Perpendicular tracery; 2-light pointed, Perpendicular
tracery belfry windows. C19 parts of the church have highly idiosyncratic
tracery under pointed or segmental-pointed heads. The east window is of 5-lights
with Perpendicular tracery under a pointed head.

Internal features: reset C12 south doorway has round, chevron arch with an
enriched tympanum shaped to form a segmental arch, the shafted responds have
carved, scalloped capitals and moulded bases; reset C12 chancel arch in north
wall of chancel with pointed, chevron-decorated head of 2 orders and shafted
responds with carved capitals and moulded bases; 3-bay aisles with moulded
segmental-pointed arches on piers of 4-clustered shafts; restored C15 tower
arch of 3 orders, the innermost springing from C19 carved angel corbels; C19
arch braced collar truss roof with pendants and king-posts springing from
carved angel corbels; tie-beam chancel roof springing from foliage carved
corbels; C19 traceried stone pulpit; C12 font with round bowl with enriched
scrollwork on cylindrical stem with moulded base with masks in spandrels; C19
tent shaped stone font cover with pierced spandrels; reset C17 brass monument
to Dorothy Williams in vestry; various C19 monuments; C19 glass. (RCHM, Dorset,
vol.IV, p.52/3, no.1. Newman. J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England:
Dorset, 1972. p.315/6.)


Listing NGR: ST9037009415

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