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Parish Church of St Mary.

A Grade I Listed Building in Batcombe, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8331 / 50°49'59"N

Longitude: -2.543 / 2°32'34"W

OS Eastings: 361858

OS Northings: 103867

OS Grid: ST618038

Mapcode National: GBR MS.WZGJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 56KW.WMH

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary.

Listing Date: 31 July 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118654

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105332

Location: Batcombe, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Batcombe

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Batcombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


4/7 Parish Church of
31.7.61 St Mary.


Parish Church. C15 nave and west tower. Chancel rebuilt in
1864, north porch added in 1864. Rubble-stone and flint walls,
with freestone dressings. Clay-tile roofs. West tower 3 stages
with diagonal buttresses, embattled parapet with pinnacles and
gargoyles at the angles. West doorway, main entrance to church.
Newel-stair is in the north-east angle of the tower. Nave:
north wall has one C15 window with 3 cinquefoiled ogee lights,
vertical tracery, moulded and shafted reveals, and label with
head-stops. C15 north doorway has chamfered jambs and 2-centred
head. South wall has two windows, similar to that in the north
wall, eastern without a label. South doorway is uniform with
north doorway. Chancel, mid C19 2-light windows of Perpendicular
form, both with shafted reveals, the south window with internal
stone bench. Interior: tower-arch is moulded and springs from
moulded responds, reveals and soffit have a single row of sunk
panels with pointed heads. Nave roof: collar-beam with curved
traces forming 4-centred arches. Carved foliage bosses at the
intersections. Fittings: Font: roughly circular stone bowl
with four strips of cable ornament at corners with lugs at the
top, incised concentric circles between them. Under bowl,
re-used crude volute capital with cable necking. Square stem
with chamfered angles; bowl and capital C12, stem later.
Screen, under chancel-arch, solid stone dado and above this
4 bays and a central entrance; side bays are divided by shafted
mullions into 2 cinquefoiled lights each. Doorway has 4-centred
arch and 2 cinquefoiled lights above it. Late C15. Embattled
stone cornice is much re-cut. Good wall-tablets and monuments
in West tower. For further details, see below:

(RCHM Dorset I, p16(1))

Listing NGR: ST6186203867

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