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Parish Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Sandford Orcas, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9876 / 50°59'15"N

Longitude: -2.5394 / 2°32'21"W

OS Eastings: 362238

OS Northings: 121049

OS Grid: ST622210

Mapcode National: GBR MT.L0GP

Mapcode Global: FRA 56KH.QHX

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 31 July 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119333

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105662

Location: Sandford Orcas, West Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sandford Orcas

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sandford Orcas St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SANDFORD ORCAS
ST 6220 -
15/120 Parish Church of
31.7.61 St Nicholas
GV I
Parish Church. C14 chancel. Nave and south chapel rebuilt C15. West
tower and south porch added C15. North aisle added 1871, when church
restored. Caused rubble-stone walls. Stone slate roofs with stone
gable-copings, and crosses at apices. Chancel has a C15 east window
of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2-centred head.
Moulded label and head stops. C14 trefoiled rear arch. North wall
has 2 early C14 windows, eastern of 2 trefoiled ogee lights, with a
quatrefoil in a pointed head. Label over. West window is a single
pointed light with a label. South wall has 2 windows similar to the
north-east window. Early C14 doorway has chamfered jambs, pointed arch
and label. Nave of 3 bays, with one bay of south chapel. South chapel
has a C15 east window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in
a pointed head. Moulded reveals and label. South wall has a C15 window
of 4 cinquefoiled lights in a square head with moulded reveals. The
west wall has a partly restored doorway. South porch has a C15 outer
archway with double responds, moulded capitals and bases. Inner doorway
has bracket-moulded jambs, stopped. Plank-and-muntin door, with strap
hinges, C19. West Tower: 3 storeys, with an embattled parapet and
gargoyles. The west doorway has moulded jambs and 2-carved arch in a
square head, foliage spandrels and one remaining head-stop. West window
of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a pointed head.
Bell-chamber has windows of 2 trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil in a
pointed head. Label and head-stops. North aisle, 3 three-light, windows
with buttresses, between, and diagonal corner buttresses. Interior: north
arcade has respond-shafted piers, foliage capitals and pointed arches.
Moulded tower-arch springs from moulded responds. Roof, of nave: arch-
braced collar construction carried on stone corbels, C19. Chancel, C19
pointed wagon roof. South chapel: compartmented ceiling having fleurons
with quatrefoil surrounds. Chancel-arch, C15 much restored. Fittings:
font, round stone bowl with rounded underside, bowl enriched with large
vertical flutings, finished with a scalloped edge, moulded necking,
cylindrical stem and base, C13. Piscinae, chancel C13. South chapel,
C15. Screen: in tower-arch, 3 bays including central doorway, oak, C15.
Monuments: in south chapel, to Knoyle, Hutchings and Medlicott families,
especially that to William Knoyle 1607-8, painted alabaster wall-monument.
Communion Table, C17. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 194(1)).


Listing NGR: ST6223921046

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