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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8032 / 50°48'11"N

Longitude: -2.0706 / 2°4'14"W

OS Eastings: 395121

OS Northings: 100402

OS Grid: ST951004

Mapcode National: GBR 31H.KBW

Mapcode Global: FRA 66KZ.157

Plus Code: 9C2VRW3H+7Q

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1154649

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107687

Location: Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Sturminster Marshall

Built-Up Area: Sturminster Marshall

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sturminster Marshall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 90 SE
Church of St Mary
18.3.55 The Virgin
- II*
Parish church. C12, with C13 extensions, C14 and C15 changes, tower rebuilt
1805, and substantial restoration of 1859, by Henry Woodyer. Walls of
ironstone rubble, with limestone dressings; plinth, stepped buttresses,
hood-moulds. Tile roof. Continuous nave and chancel, with wide north aisle
continuing into a chapel (with a small vestry of 1859 at its east end),
south porch (mostly 1859), and west tower (the upper part of 1859). All the
windows are 'Decorated' or 'Perpendicular', of the restoration date, with a
lancet opening into a tall sedilia. The tower is of three stages, with
weathered offsets, flat corner buttresses, a crenellated parapet and corner
pinnacles. Inside, apart from the Norman arcade on later square columns,
the features are all Victorian; there is a tall wood screen, plaster-barrel
vaults to nave and aisle, a pulpit with an ogee base, a 'Norman' font, and a
series of monuments, floor slabs and brasses (mostly C19) and a C17 helm.
The chancel has three stained glass windows by John Hardman & Co. The porch
has some earlier parts and opens onto a Tudor south doorway; it
accommodates two medieval coffin slabs. RCHM

Listing NGR: ST9512100402

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