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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Melcombe Horsey, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8178 / 50°49'4"N

Longitude: -2.324 / 2°19'26"W

OS Eastings: 377274

OS Northings: 102083

OS Grid: ST772020

Mapcode National: GBR 0YB.M94

Mapcode Global: FRA 660X.Y6D

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118852

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104880

Location: Melcombe Horsey, Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Melcombe Horsey

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Melcombe Horsey St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


10/150 26-1-56 Church of St Andrew


Parish church, largely mid C14, upper stage of tower and rebuilding
of south chapel, C15, restoration and partial rebuilding of chancel
1844. Mainly flint and rubble walls with ashlar dressings. Nave
and chancel have tiled roofs with stone copings bearing finials.
South chapel roof is stone slated, north chapel roof hidden behind
parapet. Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, north chapel and south
chapel incorporating porch. Tower: 2 stages separated by strings,
the upper one having north gargoyle; hollow-chamfered plinth;
embattled parapet; diagonal and square set buttresses; vice turret
with pyramidal stone roof; 3-light reticulted west window under
2-centred head with returned label; bell openings of 2-lights under
2-centred heads with pierced stone panels. Most windows are of 2 or
3-ogee headed, trefoiled lights unde square heads. East chancel window
similar to west window but of the C19. South nave window of 3-lights
with panel tracery under a square head, with label having stops with
carved initials. South chapel south window has shallow triangular head
and is of 3-lights with panel tracery and a label with carved head
stops. South chapel east window of 3-lights with panel tracery under a
2-centred head. South porch has a segmental pointed door of 2
chamfered orders. The south nave door has a chamfered, 4-centred head
with continuous jambs. Interior features: chapel and tower arches
are 2-centred with 2 chamfered orders and flat responds; chancel arch
is of the C19 with a flat soffit and jambs,the imposts being formed
of reused window mullions; wooden chapel screen dated 1619; C18
fielded wooden pulpit with cornice; C17 turned communion rails; some
benches possibly C16 restored; c 1200 round stone font on C20 base;
cinqufoiled ogee headed niche in porch; C18, C19 and C20 monuments;
some early glass; south chapel and nave have C19 waggon roofs; chancel
has arch-braced collar roof; north chapel has flat boarded roof; some
possibly C16 tiles; stoup in east jamb of south doorway; various reset
fragments of medieval carving.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, pp 161-3, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin 1972, p 278.

Listing NGR: ST7727502082

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