History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Winterborne Zelston, Dorset

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.7788 / 50°46'43"N

Longitude: -2.1446 / 2°8'40"W

OS Eastings: 389901

OS Northings: 97701

OS Grid: SY899977

Mapcode National: GBR 20G.4M4

Mapcode Global: FRA 67D1.2B7

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103615

Location: Winterborne Zelston, Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Winterborne Zelston

Built-Up Area: Winterborne Zelston

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Winterbourne Zelstone with Tomson and Anderson St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Find accommodation in

Listing Text


16/199 Parish Church of
14-7-55 Saint Mary


Anglican parish church. Tower C15, rest of church rebuilt 1866, re-using some
old materials, architect T H Wyatt. Tower of rubble stone, rest of church of
flint and stone banding, with chamfered plinth. Slate roofs with coped gables.
Nave, chancel, north aisle, west tower, south vestry, south porch. Tower, of
3 stages, with battlemented parapet. Single-light window to belfry, with
hoodmoulds. Carved gargoyle on west wall. String courses at each stage and below
west window. West window of 2 lights, square-headed, with trefoiled lights and
label mould. Semi-octagonal stair turret on north. South wall of nave has two
2-light square-headed windows with cinquefoiled lights - one of these C15, also
a single-light window. Pointed arched doorway to porch. In south vestry wall a
C14 doorway with hoodmould, and a lancet window. In south chancel wall a 2-light
window with plate tracery. East window of 3-lights with geometrical tracery and
hoodmould. In north chancel wall a lancet, and a 2-light window with plate tracery,
both C13. In north aisle wall, two 2-light windows with arched lights. In west
wall of aisle a 2-light square-headed window with arched lights, C16. In north
nave wall (west of aisle) a 3-light square-headed window with blind spandrils -
C16. Internally, chancel has canted wagon roof, with plaster panels, moulded ribs
and battlemented cornice. Nave roof arch-braced collar beam, with stone corbels.
Aisle roof trussed rafter, with curved braces. Chancel arch segmental - pointed,
arch mouldings dying into responds. North aisle, of 2 bays, central octagonal
column with moulded cap; arches of 2 orders with hoodmould. Tower arch, C15, of
2 orders. Recess at ground level in north wall of.tower. In west wall of nave,
north side, a pointed-arched niche. Font, C19, of stone, octagonal, with quatre-
foil panels. Pulpit and pews, C19. (RCHM Monument 1. Dorset, Vol.III.)

Listing NGR: SY8990197701

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.