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Latitude: 50.9064 / 50°54'22"N
Longitude: -2.4289 / 2°25'43"W
OS Eastings: 369940
OS Northings: 111967
OS Grid: ST699119
Mapcode National: GBR MY.RBF6
Mapcode Global: FRA 56SQ.5JR
Entry Name: Church of St Lawrence
Listing Date: 21 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1152109
English Heritage Legacy ID: 104854
Location: Holwell, Dorset, Dorset, DT9
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Holwell
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Holwell St Laurence
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 61 SE HOLWELL THE BOROUGH
2/124 Church of St Lawrence
Parish Church, late C15 with chancel, organ chamber and restoration of
1885. 1885 work by Crickmay, Coursed rubble, ashlar dressings. Gable-
ended stone slate roofs with stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, north
aisle, south porch, south chapel and south organ chamber. West tower;
3 stages, plinth and embattled parapet; string courses, parapet string
with gargoyles; south rectangular vice turret with loops; diagonal west
buttress and square set east buttress; west door with moulded 2-centred
head, continuous jambs and returned label; west window of 2-lights under
2-centred head with perpendicular tracery and string course continued
as a label; bell chamber windows with 2-centred heads, mullions and
transomes, of 2-lights with returned labels; crocketted corner finials
North aisle and south chapel: embattled with strings bearing gargoyles;
main windows of 3-lights under 2-centred heads with 'perpendicular'
tracery and stopped labels; north aisle west window of 3-lights and
intersecting tracery under a 2-centred heads; north aisle east window
is of 2-lights under square head with returned label; organ chamber
window of 2-lights under a square head with a returned label. Chancel
windows; east of 3-lights with 'perpendicular' tracery under a 2-centred
head with a returned label; north windows of 2-lights under square heads
with returned labels. Buttresses between most wimdows and at angles.
Porch door with 2-centred moulded head with continuous jambs and stopped
label. Interior features: 2-centred, moulded chancel, tower and chapel
arches with outer orders continuous with jambs and inner order forming
respond shaft; Similar Cl9 arch to organ chamber; 4 bay, 2-centred nave
arcade having restored late C15 carved angel capitals bearing scrolls;
squints to chancel; late Cl7 pulpit with reeded lower panels and fret-
work above; piscina in north aisle; Cl5 barrel vault nave roof with
ribs and carved bosses springing from chamfered wall plates bearing 3
orders of carved leaf bosses; original flat north aisle roof with
intersecting moulded beams forming coffers each of which is subdivided
into 4 panels, the beam intersections bearing carved flower bosses; Cl9
ribbed barrel vault to chancel; OS plank south and tower vice doors;
monuments oftthe Cl8, Cl9 and C20; some Cl8 panelling; various pieces of
medieval carving reset.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, pp 118-121, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner, N.
The Buildings of England: Dorset. Penguin, 1972, p 233.
Listing NGR: ST6994211966
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