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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8004 / 50°48'1"N

Longitude: -2.234 / 2°14'2"W

OS Eastings: 383606

OS Northings: 100121

OS Grid: ST836001

Mapcode National: GBR 1ZZ.L1Z

Mapcode Global: FRA 666Z.9JB

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118538

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103584

Location: Winterborne Whitechurch, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch

Built-Up Area: Winterborne Whitechurch

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(South side)
15/167 Church of St Mary


Parish church, early C13 chancel, C14 crossing tower, C15 south chapel and
nave, aisles and porch of 1844 late C20 west vestry. 1844 work by Benjamin
Ferrey. Banded flint and ashlar and banded flint and rubble with ashlar
dressings. Roofs part tiled and part stone-slated. Plan: nave with north
and south aisles, south chapel, central crossing with tower, chancel, south
porch. Chancel: C13 east window of 3 graduated lancets; north and south
walls have C13 lancets; C13 south door with chamfered pointed head; original
buttresses to east wall; original corbel table. Central tower: 2 stages
separated by weathered string course; embattled parapet; north vice turret,
square to lower stage and octagonal above, entered through 4-centred head
doorway; north and east faces have C15 belfry windows of 2-lights under
pointed heads; reset C13 lancet to south. South chapel has C15 2 and 3-light
perpendicular tracery windows with pointed heads. North and south aisles have
C19 windows of 2 trefoiled lights; 4-centred south door. South porch has
pointed arch with continuous jambs.

Internal features: 3-bay arcades with pointed arches springing from octagonal
piers with moulded capitals. Early C14 chancel arch of 3 chamfered orders
with continuous responds; C14 South and west crossing arches of 3 chamfered
orders with shafted responds with moulded bases and capitals with C16 carved
masks and foliage. C19 arch-braced collar truss roof to nave; plastered
barrel-vault to chancel; C15 octagonal font with vine scroll oranment supported
on free-standing shafts. bearing shields; C17 wooden font cover; some C15 glass,
C19 box pews; C13 trefoiled piscinae in chancel and C15 piscinae in south
chapel; C15 timber pulpit much restored C19 with panelled sides and side
standards with crochetted finials; various C18 and C19 wall monuments; (RCHM,
Dorset, vol.III, p.309/11, no.1., Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of
England, Dorset, 1972. p.488.)

Listing NGR: ST8360200121

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