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Latitude: 50.5968 / 50°35'48"N
Longitude: -2.0397 / 2°2'22"W
OS Eastings: 397285
OS Northings: 77450
OS Grid: SY972774
Mapcode National: GBR 342.F50
Mapcode Global: FRA 67MH.76B
Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint Nicholas
Listing Date: 20 November 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120262
English Heritage Legacy ID: 109139
Location: Worth Matravers, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19
Civil Parish: Worth Matravers
Built-Up Area: Worth Matravers
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Worth Matravers St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 9777 WORTH MATRAVERS WORTH MATRAVERS VILLAGE
9/122 Parish Church of Saint Nicholas
Anglican Parish Church. Mainly C12, south wall of chancel rebuilt in C13, east
wall in C14. Porch added in C18. Rubble stone walls, stone slate roofs with
coped gables and corbel tables with carved heads. Nave, chancel, west tower,
south porch. Tower, of 3 stages, has a pyramidal stone slate roof with moulded
corbel table. Small square-headed belfry windows. Rectangular windows to
lowest stage. South wall of nave has shallow buttresses each end and in centre.
2-C12 round-headed windows at high level, one C13 lancet at east end, and a
rectangular window lighting a squint into chancel. Blocked triangular-headed
doorway. Outer door to porch has a flat lintol externally and segmental inner
arch with chevron ornament (re-set). Inner door, C12, has carved tympanum,
badly eroded, and chevron ornament. Some coffin slabs re-set in porch, and
late medieval canopy in east wall. North and south chancel walls each have
2-C13 lancet windows. Priest's door in south wall. East window C14, of 3 lights
with reticulated tracery. North wall of nave has 3.C12 round-headed windows
at high level and a C13 lancet at east end. Square-headed doorway flanked by
shallow buttresses which converge over the door supporting a central buttress. Shallow
buttresses each end of nave. Internally, nave and chancel roofs C19, of King-post
form. C12 chancel arch of 3 orders with chevron ornament, circular shafts and
scalloped capitals. Flanking this, remains of blocked openings. (RCHM consider
this arch removed from elsewhere). In east wall of chancel, piscina with niche
over. Squint in southwall with external window (previously described). 2 small
round-headed windows above chancel arch. Few C18 and early C19 wall tablets.
Font, pulpit and west gallery all C19. A good example of a small C12 church,
largely unaltered. RCHM Monument 1 (Dorset Vol II).
Listing NGR: SY9728577450
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