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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashmore, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9594 / 50°57'33"N

Longitude: -2.1276 / 2°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 391132

OS Northings: 117777

OS Grid: ST911177

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y5.WCM

Mapcode Global: FRA 66FK.WFK

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102850

Location: Ashmore, North Dorset, Dorset, SP5

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Ashmore

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Ashmore St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(north west-side)

11/8 Church of St Nicholas

Parish Church, 1874 by Charles Edwards of Exeter. Chequerwork
greensand and flint. Gable-ended, tiled roof with stone copings.
Ashlar west bellcote. Plan: nave, chancel, north aisle, north
vestry and organ chamber, south porch. In the 'Decorated' style.
All major windows have large, square, projecting impost blocks.
Nave has 2-light windows under 2 centred heads with labels.
Chancel has lancets with labels and 3-light east window. Vestry
and aisle have paired lancets. West wall has 2 lancets with a round
window containing 4 quatrefoils above. Slit cross above. Gabled
porch with moulded 2-centred arch with label. South chancel door
has trefoiled head. Interior: 2-centred chancel arch of 2 chamfered
orders with flat soffit; aisle to vestry arch 2-centred with flat
responds (possibly former chancel arch); chancel to organ chamber
arch is 2-centred with flat jambs having corner shafts; arch braced
collar truss nave roof with king-posts and struts, alternate
principals springing from corbels; similar chancel roof but with
2 levels of cusped windbraces to purlins; corbels carved in relief
by John Skeaping C20; ogee headed piscina; octagonal pulpit with
panelled tracery; C18 font with cauldron shaped bowl on baluster
shaped stem (bowl may be C12); C19 square font bearing crosses in
sunken relief on octagonal pier with marble corner shafts; C19
glass, C18 and C19 wall monuments reset; C20 painted reredos by
W H R Blacking; other fittings largely C19.
(RCHM Dorset, vol IV, p 1/2, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 78. Pitfield, F P,
Dorset Parish Churches, A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981, p 37-39).

Listing NGR: ST9113217777

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