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Latitude: 50.76 / 50°45'36"N
Longitude: -2.1203 / 2°7'13"W
OS Eastings: 391610
OS Northings: 95607
OS Grid: SY916956
Mapcode National: GBR 20P.BRG
Mapcode Global: FRA 67F2.KRW
Entry Name: Parish Church of Saint Mary, Including Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 20 November 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1120559
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108422
Location: Morden, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: Morden
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Morden St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 99 NW MORDEN HIGHER STREET, NORTH SIDE
3/144 Parish Church of Saint Mary,
20/11/59 including boundary wall
Parish Church. Lower part of tower C13 - the rest rebuilt 1873 - architect
and builder Joseph Siller. Ironstone walls with ashlar dressings. Slate
roofs with coped gables. Clerestoried nave with north and south aisles,
chancel with north and south aisles, south porch, west tower. Tower has
battlemented parapet and angle buttresses. Single-light traceried windows
to belfry; plain louvred windows belay these. Blocked doorway in south wall.
Aisles and nave clerestory have 3-light square-headed windows with curvi-
linear tracery and cast iron glazing. Doorway in south chancel aisle with
pointed arch and carved imposts. Porch gable has quatrefoil panels. Pointed
arched doorway with canopied niche over. Grotesque carved kneelers to east
gables of nave and chancel. Pointed arched east window with Perpendicular
Internally, nave arcade of 5 bays has columns of quatrefoil plan with carved
caps. Flat ceiling to nave and lean-tos to aisles, with plain beams. Chancel
has pointed barrel roof with moulded ribs.
C12 font with octagonal bowl on C19 base. Monument to Sir Thomas Earle at
west end, dated 1597 - part each side of tower arch - kneeling figure on north
and 3 half-length figures on south - all on later pedestals. Early C19 hatch-
ment in north aisle.
Boundary wall to churchyard, of ironstone. Plain square piers - all with
weathered capping. RCHM Monument 1.
Listing NGR: SY9161095607
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