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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1171322
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108381
Location: Lytchett Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH16
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
SY 99 NW LYTCHETT MATRAVERS COLEHILL ROAD
3/103 Parish Church of St Mary
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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