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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Pilsdon, Dorset

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216401

English Heritage Legacy ID: 401776

Location: Pilsdon, Dorset, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text

SY 49 NW PILSDON PILSDON
11-11-1966
6/188 CHURCH OF ST MARY

GV I

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
rood-beam.
Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p 179(1).


Listing NGR: SY4147199550

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