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Church of Unknown Dedication

A Grade II Listed Building in West Orchard, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9471 / 50°56'49"N

Longitude: -2.2523 / 2°15'8"W

OS Eastings: 382368

OS Northings: 116435

OS Grid: ST823164

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y6.FCV

Mapcode Global: FRA 665L.VQD

Entry Name: Church of Unknown Dedication

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102807

Location: West Orchard, Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: West Orchard

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: East Orchard with Margaret Marsh St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


5/177 Church of Unknown
16.8.60 Dedication


Parish Church, chancel late C15, rest 1876. 1876 work by T H Wyatt.
Squared, dressed greensand. Gabled, tiled roof with stone copings
and finials, west bell-cote. C15 work 'Perpendicular' in style,
1876 work part 'Perpendicular' and part 'Decorated'. Plan: nave,
chancel, north and south aisles, south porch and north vestry. 1876
fenestration mainly of 2 lights with 2-centred heads and flowing or
panel tracery with returned labels. Some lancets. C15 east window
of 3 lights under square head with relieving arch; panel tracery.
2 lancets with returned labels to the south. South porch has 2-centred
moulded head and continuously moulded jambs. Inner door is 2-centred
with continuously moulded jambs and a returned label. A door from the
porch to the south aisle has a square moulded head and jambs. Interior
features: 2 bays, 2-centred, moulded arcades on octagonal piers with
moulded capitals and bases; 2-centred moulded chancel arch on half-
piers with moulded capitals and bases; C19 octagonal font with
quatrefoil panels on moulded octagonal pier; stone nave/chancel
dividing wall with integral stone pulpit bearing trefoil headed panels;
ribbed C19 chancel roof with carved bosses springing from dentilled
and moulded wall-plate; C19 arch braced collar beam roof with king
posts; other fittings C19. In the churchyard is the round bowl of
a C12 font.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 115, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 446.

Listing NGR: ST8236816435

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