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Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7651 / 50°45'54"N

Longitude: -2.0922 / 2°5'32"W

OS Eastings: 393591

OS Northings: 96169

OS Grid: SY935961

Mapcode National: GBR 31V.ZTH

Mapcode Global: FRA 67H2.4QQ

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171322

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108381

Location: Lytchett Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Lytchett Matravers

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Lytchett Matravers St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


3/103 Parish Church of St Mary
the Virgin

Parish Church. Tower C13, chancel C14, remainder rebuilt c 1500. Restored
and vestry added c 1875. Ironstone rubble walls. Nave and aisle roofs tiled,
chancel, vestry and porch roofs slated, all with coped gables. Nave, north
aisle of 4 bays, chancel with vestry on north, south porch, west tower.
Tower, of 2 stages, has partly battlemented parapet with corner pinnacles.
Clasping buttresses to lower stage. Small lancet windows to belfry. Lower
stage has small rectangular window in north wall, and, in west wall, a
trefoil-headed lancet and shallow central buttress. South wall of nave has 3
3-light windows with round-headed lights, and solid panelled tracery. Oval
recess below the western window. Porch has shallow 4-centred arch with a
projecting stone cross over. South wall of chancel has a 2-light C14 window
and a re-set 2-light C13 window with deep cut mouldings internally. Angle
buttresses to chancel. East window, c 1500 - square-headed, of 3 lights with
straight-sided heads. North window, also c 1500, of 2 lights. North aisle
has 2 windows matching those in south wall of nave, and doorway with 4-
centred arched head. Inner door to porch has 4-centred arch and C18 panelled
door. Internally, nave has unplastered waggon roof of c 1500. North arcade
has composite piers and moulded caps, apparently incorporating re-used
material. Brick paving - probably C18 - with some stone graveslabs. At
west end of nave a canopied tomb recess with indents for vanished brasses.
Fragments of late medieval stained glass in west window of aisle. Tower arch
C13, with painted Royal Arms of George IV over. Several C18 hatchments.
Chancel arch C13. Narrow opening in south nave wall by chancel arch -
possibly doorway to Rood loft. C19 elliptical barrel ceiling to chancel.
Piscina, and C15 brass, in south chancel wall. C15 octagonal font with
traceried panels. Barrel organ at west end of nave. RCHM Monument 1.

Listing NGR: SY9359196167

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