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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Stour, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0051 / 51°0'18"N

Longitude: -2.3083 / 2°18'29"W

OS Eastings: 378464

OS Northings: 122907

OS Grid: ST784229

Mapcode National: GBR 0W0.Z3B

Mapcode Global: FRA 661G.BK2

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102816

Location: West Stour, North Dorset, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: West Stour

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: West Stour

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


2/186 Church of St Mary

Parish church, C13 chancel with C18 alterations, nave and south
tower/porch 1840. Squared, coursed rubble with ashlar dressings.
Nave roof is slated with stone copings, chancel roof stone slated
with stone copings. South chancel has to the left a C14 2-centred
window with cusped, Y-tracery of 2-lights. Right is a trefoiled
lancet. Between is a door with a chamfered, 2-centred head. To the
north are 2 plain lancets. East window is C18 (RCHM), of 3-lights
with coarse panelled tracery under a square head with returned label.
The nave windows are C19 lancets. Single stage, embattled tower with
lancet bell openings with pierced iron panels. South porch has
chamfered, 2-centred archway with returned label. Internal features:
2-centred, chamfered chancel arch with continuous jambs; 4-centred
section, panelled ceiling with moulded ribs and wall plates; chancel
has barrel vault with moulded ribs; C19 west gallery with cusped,
carved panelling; C13 font with octagonal bowl on round pier with
subsidiary shafts; trefoiled piscina in chancel; C17 panelled pulpit
with guilloche frieze; C16 carved panelling reset in gallery and
vesting cubicle; C18 floorslab; other features largely Cl9.
RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 116, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 449.

Listing NGR: ST7846422907

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