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Parish Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Milton Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8153 / 50°48'55"N

Longitude: -2.276 / 2°16'33"W

OS Eastings: 380648

OS Northings: 101785

OS Grid: ST806017

Mapcode National: GBR 0YD.TMJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 663Y.C3B

Entry Name: Parish Church of St James

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103538

Location: Milton Abbas, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Milton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton Abbas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 8001

MILTON ABBAS (South-east side)
Parish Church of Saint James


Anglican Parish Church. c1786, probably by James Wyatt. South aisle and vestry added, and chancel enlarged c1886, by W J Fletcher.

Ashlar stone walls with simple plinth. Aisle and vestry of stone and flint banding. Nave and aisle roofs slated, chancel roof tiled, with crested ridge - all with coped gables. Nave, chancel, south vestry, south aisle of three bays, west tower.

Tower of three stages, with battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles. Moulded string courses at each stage. Belfry has two-light windows with Y-tracery lower sections louvred. Centre stage has clock in north face and quatrefoil panel in west face. In lowest stage, north face has a two-light window with Y-tracery. Pointed-arched west door in square frame, with Coats of Arms in spandrils. North wall of nave has three three-light windows with intersecting tracery. North wall of chancel has one two-light window with Y-tracery and one trefoiled lancet. East window of chancel three-light, with geometrical tracery. South wall of chancel has one trefoiled lancet. South aisle has three three-light square-headed windows with trefoiled lights. Four-centred arched doorway to vestry.

Interior - walls plastered. Chancel has a C19 arch-braced collar beam roof. Nave has a C19 hammer-beam roof. Simple lean-to roof to aisle. South arcade has moulded arches, and circular columns with capitals left rough for carving. Chancel arch has continuous mouldings - no capitals or imposts. Font, probably C13, octagonal, on pier with detached shafts. Pulpit late C18. Marble charity tablet, 1844, on west wall of nave. East window by Laurence Lee 1969-70.

RCHM, Monument 2. (Dorset. Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST8064801785

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