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Latitude: 50.7926 / 50°47'33"N
Longitude: -2.8318 / 2°49'54"W
OS Eastings: 341469
OS Northings: 99551
OS Grid: SY414995
Mapcode National: GBR MD.ZJD2
Mapcode Global: FRA 46YZ.YDS
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 11 November 1966
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1216401
English Heritage Legacy ID: 401776
Location: Pilsdon, Dorset, Dorset, DT6
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Pilsdon
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Bettiscombe and Pilsdon St Stephen
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 49 NW PILSDON PILSDON
6/188 CHURCH OF ST MARY
Former parish church, now private chapel. Late C14, with major
restorations in 1830 and c.1875. Nave and chancel. North vestry,
south porch. Rubble-stone walls, with large diagonal buttresses
at east and west ends, and single buttresses on north and south
walls. Slate roof with stone gable-copings, and carved kneelers.
Cl9 stone sanctus bell-cote at west gable, corbelled out and with
four-centred bell-openings to east and west. Crenellated parapet
with good gargoyles to parapet string. Stone octagonal spirelet
with poppy-leaf finial. Single storey. 3 windows and south porch.
Windows are 2-light, trefoil-cusped, with panel tracery over. Labels
with intact C14 head-stops. East window, of 5-lights, with cusped
panelling over. Label with head-stops of King and bishop. South
porch, Cl9 with C14 jambs to inner door. Coursed rubble stone with
a slate roof and stone gable-coping. Apex-cross. Bracket-moulded jambs
and depressed-arch head. Inner doorway, with pointed head and
chamfered jambs. Interior: Aisleless. Pointed chancel-arch with 2
orders of responds with plain capitals and wide hallow chamfer. All
windows have rere-arches. Piscina: in chancel, cinquefoiled head,
crocketed and finialed ogee label, octagonal drain in rounded
projection on short shaft and head corbel, late C14. Medieval head-
corbel grimacing, chancel. Four carved stone heads, set in side-
walls, immediately west of chancel-arch, possibly to carry former
Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p 179(1).
Listing NGR: SY4147199550
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