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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Motcombe, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0263 / 51°1'34"N

Longitude: -2.2165 / 2°12'59"W

OS Eastings: 384909

OS Northings: 125238

OS Grid: ST849252

Mapcode National: GBR 1X8.QD2

Mapcode Global: FRA 667D.Q93

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152195

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103050

Location: Motcombe, North Dorset, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

Civil Parish: Motcombe

Built-Up Area: Motcombe

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Motcombe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


3/209 Church of St Mary

Parish Church, 1846 by G Alexander. Greensand ashlar with chamfered
plinth, diagonal buttresses, and a string course. Gable-ended, tiled
roofs with stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, north and south aisles,
south porch, west tower. In the 'Perpendicular' style. Tower: 2 stage,
embattled with diagonal buttresses to the lower stage and pilaster
strips above; octagonal vice turret with loops; west window of 3-lights
with 2-centred head under returned label; higher in the first stage is
a 2-light square headed window with a returned label; 2-light belfrey
windows with 2-centred heads and returned labels. North aisle: 5-bay;
north wall west window of 3 lights with square head under returned
label; other north wall-windows of 2-lights under 2-centred heads with
returned labels; east and west wall windows of 3-lights with 2-centred
heads and returned labels. South aisle: south wall has 2 2-light
windows under 2-centred heads and to the east a 3-light, square headed
window with returned label; east and west wall windows of 3-lights
under 2-centred heads with returned labels. Chancel: north wall has
a 2-light, 2-centred window with a returned label; south wall has 2
similar windows and west is a 2-centred chamfered door in a square
surround with the string stepped up over as label; original ribbed plank
door; east window of 4-lights under a 2-centred head with a stopped
label. South porch: gabled with 2-centred, moulded head, continuous
jambs and stopped label; reset tablet dated 1636 over inner door.
Interior features: 5 bay arcades with 2-centred arches of 2 chamfered
orders on octagonal piers with capitals and bases; chancel and tower
arches are 2-centred and moulded with continuous jambs; roofs are arch-
braced collar trusses springing from corbels; trefoiled piscina in
chancel; C15 reset niche with ogee head and ribbed soffit between
pinnacles, containing fragment of sculpture. Round, C13 font on
cylindrical stem with round roll moulded base; C17 font cover; various
C17, C18 and C19 monuments, notably to Elizabeth (Branthwayte) Webb
1627 with broken pediment, marble columns and Corinthian capitals;
C19 pews; C19 stone pulpit with ballflower and cross and Lombardic
lettering in marble; C17 Royal arms on wood panel; C19 glass.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 48-49, no I. Newman J and Pevsner N: The
Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p 302).

Listing NGR: ST8490925238

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