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Parish Church of Saint George

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6097 / 50°36'35"N

Longitude: -2.0038 / 2°0'13"W

OS Eastings: 399828

OS Northings: 78890

OS Grid: SY998788

Mapcode National: GBR 33X.Q75

Mapcode Global: FRA 67PG.967

Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint George

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109039

Location: Langton Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Langton Matravers

Built-Up Area: Swanage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Langton Matravers St George

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


6/28 Parish Church of Saint George

Anglican Parish Church. Tower mid-C15, rest of church rebuilt 1875-6.
Architect G Crickmay. Walls of tower rubble stone, body of church of rock-faced
ashlar. Tiled roofs with coped gables to nave, chancel, chapel and porch.
Flat roofs with parapets to aisles and tower. Nave, north and south aisles
of 4 bays, chancel, south chapel, vestry and organ chamber, west tower, south
porch. Large C20 vestry extension north of chancel, of stone, with flat roof.
Tower of 2 stages, with angle buttresses and battlemented parapet. Octagonal
stair turret on south. 2-light traceried windows to belfry, with stone louvres.
West doorway altered and raised, flanked by stone corbels. Panelled door with fan-
light. North and south aisles have 3-light traceried windows. 2 plain lancets in
south wall of chapel. East window of chancel of 3 stepped lancets - the central one
traceried. Paired lancets in east and west porch walls, with inner rere-arches and
shafts. Internal walls fairfaced. On west wall of nave (east wall of tower)
evidence of 2 earlier roof lines. Ridge of present nave roof above top of tower.
Nave arcades have plain circular columns with moulded caps. Paired trefoiled
lancets to clerestory. Hammerbeam roof to nave, carried on Purbeck marble shafts.
A 2-bay arcade each side of chancel, with Purbeck marble shafts and foliage capitals.
Font, C13, octagonal, on an octagonal base with attached shafts. All other
fittinqs C19. RCHM Monument 1 (Dorset Vol II).

Listing NGR: SY9982878890

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