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Tower of the Former Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Compton Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9685 / 50°58'6"N

Longitude: -2.1785 / 2°10'42"W

OS Eastings: 387559

OS Northings: 118800

OS Grid: ST875188

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y3.815

Mapcode Global: FRA 66BK.149

Plus Code: 9C2VXR9C+9H

Entry Name: Tower of the Former Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102936

Location: Compton Abbas, Dorset, SP7

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Compton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Compton Abbas St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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10/88 Tower of the former
Church of St Mary

Tower of former parish church. Late C15. Rough greensand ashlar. 2-
stage. Weathered plinth and string course. Diagonal buttress to
south. West door has chamfered, semi-circular head. West window of
2-lights under 2-centred head with vertical tracery and returned label.
Bell stage has 2-light, square-headed windows with vertical tracery.
Parapet strings with gargoyles. Brick parapet. 2-centred, chamfered
tower arch. (Scheduled as an ancient monument.)
(RCHM Dorset, vol IV, pp 13-14, no 2. Pitfield F P Dorset Parish
Churches, A-D, Dorset Publishing Co 1981, pp 196-8.)

Listing NGR: ST8755918800

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