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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7899 / 50°47'23"N

Longitude: -2.1245 / 2°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 391317

OS Northings: 98934

OS Grid: SY913989

Mapcode National: GBR 209.HNW

Mapcode Global: FRA 67F0.44C

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107675

Location: Sturminster Marshall, East Dorset, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Sturminster Marshall

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Almer and Charborough St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

9/50 Church of St Mary
- I
Parish church. C12 nave and north arcade, C14 rebuilding of the north
aisle, west tower of C15, south wall of nave and south porch C18 (1720),
chancel rebuilt late C19, restoration of 1908. Walls of ironstone rubble
(some flintwork) with large quoins, bands of limestone, ironstone ashlar of
small (chancel) and large (nave) blocks, with limestone dressings; plinth,
eaves moulding to part. Tile roof, with stone slates to the lower courses.
The nave south wall has two round-headed windows with a simple architrave
and key; the north aisle wall is mainly C14 with three windows (2 of the
C14), and the west end shows earlier masonry and the remains of a north
door; the chancel has a window to each wall of C14 style. The tower is of
two (external) stages, with a crenellated parapet and corner pinnacles,
coupled traceried openings to the bell stage, and a lower window on the west
face, plinth, weathered band and moulded band below the parapet. The south
porch contains a re-set Norman doorway. Inside, the Norman arcade has round
arches on cylindrical columns, with scalloped caps and square bases; the
tall tower arch has two moulded orders, the Purbeck font (c1400) has an
octagonal bowl with coupled arches to each face, supported on a narrow
column, which rests on a C13 inverted bowl (itself re-cut). The fittings
are 1908, but there is a Royal Coat of Arms of George III, 1800, and a small
inscribed brass of 1517. RCHM

Listing NGR: SY9132098931

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