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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in East Stour, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0046 / 51°0'16"N

Longitude: -2.2883 / 2°17'17"W

OS Eastings: 379867

OS Northings: 122837

OS Grid: ST798228

Mapcode National: GBR 0W1.Y0Y

Mapcode Global: FRA 663G.6BR

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110455

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102639

Location: East Stour, North Dorset, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: East Stour

Built-Up Area: East Stour

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: East Stour

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


2/8 Christ Church

Parish church, 1842 by G Alexander. Ashlar walls with greensand
ashlar dressings. Slate, gable-ended roofs with stone copings.
Cruciform plan with central tower. In the 'neo-Norman' style.
Plan: nave, chancel, crossing, north and south transepts, south
vestry and north porch. Standard windows are of single, round headed
lights with shafted jambs having cushion capitals. More important
windows are of 2 round headed lights with shafted jambs and central
piers (with cushion capitals). They have an outer round arch with
similar shafted jambs. East window is of 3 round-headed lights,
the innermost having shafted jambs. Minor windows of single round
headed lights. Round headed doorways of 2 orders the inner supported
on a scalloped capital shaft and the outer on a cushioned capital
shaft. Octagonal vice turrets to west of each transept having
shouldered doorways and round headed loops. Simple corbel tables
to chancel and tower. Interior features: Round crossing arches
springing from shafts with scalloped capitals; galleries with wooden,
round arched balustrades in trancepts; beamed roofs to chancel and
transepts; tie beam nave roof with supporting columns carrying round
arches springing from tie beams; C12 square font with arcading on
central round shaft with 4 supporting shafts; C19 pews and pulpit;
C19 glass.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 16, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner, N. Buildings
of England: Dorset, Penguin 1972, p 198.

Listing NGR: ST7986722837

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