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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1110395
English Heritage Legacy ID: 102807
Location: West Orchard, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7
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
ST 81 NW WEST ORCHARD WEST ORCHARD VILLAGE
5/177 Church of Unknown
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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