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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Wraxall, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8054 / 50°48'19"N

Longitude: -2.6035 / 2°36'12"W

OS Eastings: 357570

OS Northings: 100828

OS Grid: ST575008

Mapcode National: GBR MQ.YG7N

Mapcode Global: FRA 56FY.X4Z

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1156747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105534

Location: Wraxall, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Wraxall

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wraxall St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


3/208 Parish Church of
11.11.66 St Mary


Parish Church. C12 nave and chancel, with C13 refenestration,
C14 chapel probably built on north side of nave, subsequently
demolished. Bellcote and South porch, C19. Stone and flint
rubble walls, with freestone dressings. Roofs, of stone slate
and slate, with stone gable-copings, and C19 crosses at apices.
Chancel, east window of 3 lights, C19. North and south walls
each have a single lancet, C13. Nave: south wall has 3 windows,
eastern a C13 lancet; middle, C15 of 2 trefoiled lights in a
square head;. western, similar though with moulded reveals. Late
Cl2 south doorway, restored has plain jambs, moulded imposts
and a mou1ded 2-centred head with cherron ornament and a label.
Plank-and-muntin door, C20. North wall has a 2-centred arch, of
one chamfered order, C14. The former chapel has been replaced
by a C19 wall on the outside face of the arch. The Cl4 doorway,
now blocked, has chamfered jambs and two-centred head. The C19
bellcote on the west gable end of nave, is stone, octagonal with
2 lancets in each face. Interior: chancel-arch, late C12 is two-
centred, of 2 orders, the outer square and the inner with a later
hollow-chamfer cut on the edge. The responds have each one half-
round and one round attached left with scalloped capitals and
moulded bases. North of the arch is a squint with a 2-centred
head. Font: stone octagonal bowl with chamfered under edge,
medieval. Stem and base, C19. Wall-monument, chancel, to
William Lawrence, Judge of Scotland, 1681-2, alabaster and marble
tablet with srolls, cherub-heads and cartouche-of-arms.

(RCHM Dorset I, p268(l))

Listing NGR: ST5757000826

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