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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1172395
English Heritage Legacy ID: 102936
Location: Compton Abbas, Dorset, SP7
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
ST 81 NE COMPTON ABBAS EAST COMPTON
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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