History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Compton Abbas, Dorset

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »
Street View
Contributor Photos »

Street View is the best available vantage point looking, if possible, towards the location of the building. In some locations, Street View may not give a view of the actual building, or may not be available at all. Where it is not available, the satellite view is shown instead.

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9654 / 50°57'55"N

Longitude: -2.1878 / 2°11'15"W

OS Eastings: 386910

OS Northings: 118463

OS Grid: ST869184

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y2.KNW

Mapcode Global: FRA 669K.HHJ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172426

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102945

Location: Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Compton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Compton Abbas St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Find accommodation in
Compton Abbas

Listing Text

ST 81 NE COMPTON ABBAS WEST COMPTON
(main road)

10/103 Church of St Mary
16.8.60.
GV II

Parish church, 1868. By George Evans. Snecked rubble and ashlar with
ashlar dressings. Tiled, gable-ended roof with stone copings. Plan:
nave, chancel, south tower/porch, south aisle, north vestry/organ
chamber. In the 'Early English' style. Tower/porch: buttressed; not
divided into stages; 2 centred moulded arch with shafted jambs and
stiff-leaf capitals surmounted by label with head stops; ashlar vice
turret to west; lancet with label having head stops above; arcaded bell
openings each face having 3 arches the outermost of which are blind;
broachspire with gablets. Other windows mainly lancets with labels
having carved stops. West window of 3 graduated lancets. South chancel
window has 2-centred head and plate tracery. Vestry has an octagonal
stack and a west door with shafted jambs. Interior features: moulded
2-centred chancel arch with marble shafted jambs having carved capitals,
label with carved stops; 2-bay, 2-centred arcade with flat soffits and
plain jambs, massive round central pier with carved capital; vestry/
organ chamber arch is segmental pointed with flat soffits and jambs:
4-bay nave roof sub-divided by sub-principals; main principals have arch-
braced collars with king-posts and struts and spring-from corbels; sub-
principals are scissor-braced and spring from wall-plates; quadripartite,
ribbed stone vault to chancel springing from marble vaulting shafts with
carved capitals and corbels, apsidal end to chancel; C12 circular font
with foliate scroll decoration, recut C19, on cylindrical pier with
square base; C19 wooden font with shafted arcading on stone base; C19
pews; trefoiled rere-arches; C17 brass wall memorial to Thomas Lawrence;
C19 and C20 glass.
(RCHM Dorset, vol IV, p 13, no 1. Pitfield, F P, Dorset Parish Churches
A-D, Dorset Publishing Co 1981, pp 196-8. Newman J and Pevsner N,
The Buildings of England: Dorset , Penguin, 1972, p 159).


Listing NGR: ST8691018463

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II School and Schoolhouse
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II 18
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II 19
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II Dairy House
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II 16
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II 14
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II Horders
    Compton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
  • II Manor Farmhouse
    Fontmell Magna, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.