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Church of Saint Bartholomew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sutton Waldron, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9406 / 50°56'26"N

Longitude: -2.1977 / 2°11'51"W

OS Eastings: 386208

OS Northings: 115705

OS Grid: ST862157

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y8.WQX

Mapcode Global: FRA 668M.CNQ

Entry Name: Church of Saint Bartholomew

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110209

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103266

Location: Sutton Waldron, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Sutton Waldron

Built-Up Area: Sutton Waldron

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sutton Waldron St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


2/173 Church of Saint

Parish church, 1847 by George Alexander. Internal decoration by Owen Jones.
Flint with random, squared rubble blocks. Ashlar tower and dressings. Tiled
roofs with end stone copings. Plan: Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle
and north vestry. In the Deocrated style, all windows having mainly curvilinear
tracery. West tower: 3 stages with recessed octagonal spire; diagonal buttresses
terminating in crocketted pinnacles; flying buttresses from pinnacles to spire;
2 levels of octagonal loops in spire; weathered string courses; pointed west
window of 4 lights with 'star of David' tracery; cill string with head stop
terminals; trefoiled loop above west window; pointed belfrey openings of 2 lights
with labels with carved stops. East and west aisle windows of 3 lights under
pointed heads with labels terminating in head stops. South chancel window of
2 lights under pointed head with label terminating in head stops. 5-light east
chancel window under pointed head with label terminating in head stops. Single
light north chancel window with label terminating in head stops. Vestry has
2 and 3 light, square-headed windows with labels terminating in headstops.
Pointed west vestry door reached by flight of steps with stone rails supported
by trefoil pierced panels. 2-light nave windows with pointed heads and labels
terminating in head stops. Gabled south porch with moulded, pointed archway
and trefoiled lights to the east Open traceried wooden door. Nave doorway is
pointed with label terminating in carved stops.

Interior. Pointed, moulded chancel arch with continuous jambs. 4 bay pointed
arcade on octagonal piers with moulded caps and bases. Pointed, moulded tower
arch. Windows have shafted rere-arches. Arch braced collar beam nave roof
with windbracing, the principals springing from corbels. Similar chancel and
aisle roolbbut without windbracing. Cinqufoiled sedilia. Ogee headed, trefoiled
piscina. Stone communion rail pierced by trefoils. Decorated pulpit with
cinqufoiled niche to rear. Stone lectern on corbel. Octagonal stone font on
octagonal shaft. Encaustic tiles by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in chancel. Interior decoration by Owen Jones in abstract patterns in red, dark blue and gold against pastel blue background. This is said to be the most important surviving example of his work. Belfry contains reset medieval carving, thought to be a monument to a heart burial recut to represent grotesque face (RCHM). (RCHM, Dorset, vol. IV, p. 84/5, no. 1. Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p,4o9 and p. 553/4.)

Listing NGR: ST8620815705

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