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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chickerell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6248 / 50°37'29"N

Longitude: -2.5048 / 2°30'17"W

OS Eastings: 364386

OS Northings: 80689

OS Grid: SY643806

Mapcode National: GBR PX.6FM3

Mapcode Global: FRA 57MF.5ZF

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105226

Location: Chickerell, Dorset, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Chickerell

Built-Up Area: Chickerell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Chickerell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


6/107 Parish Church of St Mary

Parish Church. C13 Chancel and Nave. 1722, south Porch rebuilt. 1804 Chancel
walls lowered. 1834, north Aisle added. North Vestry, C20. Chancel restored
in 1865, further restorations in 1875 and 1896. Rubble-stone walls with stone
dressings. Slate roofs. Chancel: C13 3-light east window. South wall, two C19
windows, and a blocked C13 doorway between with continuous chamfered jambs and
2-centred head. C20 doorway in north wall to Vestry. Nave: south wall has a
chamfered plinth, and a moulded string close under the eaves. High up at east
end, small single light window with an ogee opening and pierced spandrels in a
square head. Large C15 window, east of porch, of 3 cinquefoiled lights with
vertical tracery in a distorted 2-centred head. Label with head-stops. Altered
2-light window, C14, west of porch. Gabled west wall has a central buttress in
3 stages, and an ashlar bellcote with 2 round-headed openings under a gablet. South
porch, entrance has a chamfered segmental head and chamfered jambs. Small stone tab-
let over with the initials and date IH 1722. North aisle, stone tablet over the
west doorway inscribed 'This aisle built 1834 by subscription'. End walls with
2-light-windows. North wall with a 3-light window, all with simple intersecting
tracery in 2-centred heads. Interior: Nave, north wall entirely removed and
replaced by 3 C19 cast-iron columns. Chancel-arch, late C13, rebuilt and widened,
2-centred and of 2 orders, inner hollow-chamfered, and the outer chamfered, with
roll-moulded stops. Fittings: Font, circular tub-shaped bowl with nearly straight
sides, shallow band of fluted label-ornament under the rim, 3 incised lines bands
of bead and interlace round the lower part, C12, on modern cylindrical stem.
Gallery across full width of church, 1834. Pulpit, six-sided, oak with fluted
and reeded styles, sides divided into 3 tiers. One panel carved with date and
initials'1630 RW.IM'. Monument: Purbeck marble slab with incised figure of priest,
C15, cut--down and reset on modern corbels.
(RCHM Dorset II, p.38 (1)).

Listing NGR: SY6438680689

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