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Church of St Simon and St Jude

A Grade II Listed Building in Gillingham, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.057 / 51°3'25"N

Longitude: -2.2844 / 2°17'3"W

OS Eastings: 380166

OS Northings: 128666

OS Grid: ST801286

Mapcode National: GBR 0VG.R83

Mapcode Global: FRA 663B.7VK

Entry Name: Church of St Simon and St Jude

Listing Date: 3 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102974

Location: Gillingham, North Dorset, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Gillingham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


3/135 Church of St Simon
and St Jude

- II

Chapel of Ease, 1868 by Slater and Carpenter. Coursed, squared rubble
with gable-ended, tiled roof with stone copings. Plan: nave, apsidal
chancel, north and south aisles, west tower, north vestry/organ chamber.
Generally in the early 'Decorated' style. West tower: 3 stages with
broach spire, sqaure set buttresses and southern vice; 2-centred west
window with geometric tracery and label with headstops; small lancets to
second stage; third stage has paired lancets with roll-mouldings and
pierced stone panels; spire bears quatrefoils. Aisles have trefoiled,
paired lancets. East and west aisle windows have 2-centred heads and
plate tracery. Chancel has lancets with trefoiled heads and labels
with head-stops. Gabled porch with 2-centred moulded arch and shafted
jambs with carved capitals. Inner doorway is roll-moulded and has a
door with scrolled, wrought-iron hinges. External vice door similar.
Internal features: 3-bay arcades with 2-centred heads of 2-chamfered
orders and round piers with carved capitals; 2-centred chancel arch with
shafted jambs having carved capitals and label with head-stops over;
2-centred, moulded tower arch with flat soffit and semi-pilasters with
carved capital to jambs; nave roof has arch braced collar trusses
springing from corbels, queenposts with windbracing to upper purlins and
2 sets of windbraced purlins; chancel has, ribbed, boarded barrel-vault
roof; boarded aisle roofs; roofs are painted with fleurons and other
decoration; arcaded stone pulpit with marble shafts dated 1887; round
font with clustered shafts; pews with carved bench ends; C19/C20 glass.
(Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England; Dorset, Penguin 1972,
p 295).

Listing NGR: ST8016628666

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