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Parish Church of St Martin

A Grade I Listed Building in Winterborne St. Martin, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6996 / 50°41'58"N

Longitude: -2.5004 / 2°30'1"W

OS Eastings: 364754

OS Northings: 89008

OS Grid: SY647890

Mapcode National: GBR PX.1GSV

Mapcode Global: FRA 57N7.7P9

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Martin

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106014

Location: Winterborne St. Martin, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Winterborne St. Martin

Built-Up Area: Martinstown

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: The Winterbournes

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

(north side)
Parish Church of
26.1.56 St Martin


Parish Church. C13 sub-bases to the north arcade piers, reused.
C15 chancel and west tower. Nave has north arcade rebuilt in C16.
South wall of nave rebuilt in C19. South porch C19. Church restored
1896-1907. Portland rubble and dressed stone walls. Slate roofs.
Chancel: diagonal buttresses at corners and a 3 stage buttress in
centre of south wall. East window, C15, of 3 cinquefoiled lights with
vertical tracery in a two centred head with a label. The north and south
walls each have 2 C15 windows, similar to the east window but of
two lights only. South doorway has hollow chamfered jambs and a
pointed head. Nave, south wall is rendered externally and has 3 two
stage brick buttresses and 3 three light windows in square heads
with labels. The south doorway has a segmental pointed head.
The north aisle, has a mid C17 east window of 3 square headed lights
North wall has 3 windows, eastern is similar to east window. C15
restored middle window is of 3 trefoiled lights in a segmental pointed
head. Western window is of three trefoiled lights with a C20 head.
West tower: C15, three stages with diagonal buttresses embattled
parapet, pinnacles and gargoyles. Stair turret built against the north
side later in C15. The west window is of 3 trefoiled lights with
vertical tracery in a pointed head with a label. 2nd stage: has
small rectangular windows in east and west walls. Bell chamber has in
each wall a window of 2 trefoiled lights with tracery in a pointed head
with a label, that in north wall is covered by stair turret. South
porch has an outer archway with moulded jambs and pointed head.
Interior: Tower arch of 3 moulded orders, inner and outer springing
from jamb shafts with moulded caps and bases. North arcade of 3
bays with octagonal piers and semi octagonal responds with moulded
caps and bases standing on early C13 sub bases. Caps support
roughly carved abaci from which spring round arches of one stop
chamfered order. Nave roof, C15 trussed rafter with curved braces
with moulded ribs and bosses. North aisle has a C16 lean to roof.
Chancel arch, two centred with continuous orders, C20. Fittings:
font, square Purbeck marble bowl with 5 rounded headed panels in each
face, central and four subsidiary shafts and moulded base, late C12.
Pulpit: oak, 5 sided with moulded cornice and panelled base, early
C17. Communion rails and table, both C17. Monuments: C18 and C19
stone and marble tablets in nave, to T Masterman and Mary his wife 1763-
1757. Also Richards, Guppy and Hawkins monuments, signed Raggett,
Weymouth. (R.C.H.M. Dorset II, p.391 (1)).

Listing NGR: SY6475389009

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