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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Hermitage, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8611 / 50°51'39"N

Longitude: -2.4991 / 2°29'56"W

OS Eastings: 364968

OS Northings: 106956

OS Grid: ST649069

Mapcode National: GBR MV.V4N3

Mapcode Global: FRA 56NT.N6Q

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 July 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118871

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104824

Location: Hermitage, Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Hermitage

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Hermitage St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


4/101 31-7-61 Church of St Mary


Parish Church, possibly C14 origin with much C17 restoration (possibly 1682)
and rebuilding c 1800. Coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings.
Gable ended stone slate roof with west ashlar bellcote having ball finial and
coping. Chamfered plinth. Plan: nave, chancel and south porch. South nave
windows of 3 uncusped lights with 'perpendicular' tracery with the upper
central mullions apparently missing. North nave windows are of 2 lights
under 2 centred heads with 'flowing' tracery. The west nave wall bears two
windows, each of one pointed light with a buttress between. East chancel
window similar to those of north nave. The south chancel wall has a pair
of lancets. The north chancel door has a 2-centred head. South nave door
has a chamfered, 2-centred head with continuous jambs. Porch is gabled
with a stone slated roof and has a 2-centred, chamfered doorway with
continuous jambs. Internal features: ribbed plastered barrel vault roofs,
probably C18; that to the chancel has carved bosses; C18 turned communion
rails; probably C17 round font on octagonal stem with moulded capital;
C19/C20 pulpit and pews; C17 floor slabs in chancel. West buttress bears
inscriptions dated 1682 and 1799. West wall has reset medieval corbel and
east wall has reset head stop or corbel.
RCHM, Dorset, Vol I, p.122-3, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings
of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p.227.

Listing NGR: ST6496806956

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