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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7628 / 50°45'46"N

Longitude: -2.9421 / 2°56'31"W

OS Eastings: 333654

OS Northings: 96340

OS Grid: SY336963

Mapcode National: GBR PJ.999J

Mapcode Global: FRA 47Q2.9NF

Plus Code: 9C2VQ375+45

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 5 September 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403087

Location: Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Wootton Fitzpaine

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Monkton-Wyld St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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- II*

Church. 1848, in Decorated Gothic style by R C Carpenter. Sacristy added
1886. The whole on a fresh site. Nave, north and south aisles, crossing
tower and spire, north and south transepts, chancel. Flint rubble walls
with Caen stone dressings and copings. Slate roof. Stone broach spire.
Internal core of walls, brick. South elevation: pointed windows of 2 lights
with Y-tracery heads trefoil-ogeed and quatrefoil over . Hood moulds with
good head stops. Diagonal buttresses. South doorway with 2-centred head and
stilted segmental-pointed rere-arch. Nook shafts, moulded with plain round
capitals. South porch, Victorian, of 2 bays with benches. Wooden with ogee-
headed lights above the dado. Central Tower, of 3 stages with north east
spiral stair of octagonal form. Bottom 2 stages: windows with small trefoil
heads. Bell-stage: 2 light windows with reticulated head. 2 orders of
responds with keeled mouldings. Label and head-stops. Broach spire: octagonal
with small 2 light window above, the ball-flower cornice. Chancel of 2 bays
with 2 windows (curvilinear tracery). Sacristy to north east: pitched roof
and chimney. Heavy quatrefoil plate and 4 roundels. 2-centred door with
label. Interior: chancel. East window of 3-light cusped Geometric design
with nook-shafts carrying rere-arch, hood-mould and head-stops. 2 bay chancel,
with sanctuary window responds, carried to ground level. Pointed barrel-vault
ceiling in 30 compartments, painted with sprays of stars. Crossing with
pointed-arches taller to east and west and half-octagonal responds. Flat
wooden roof divided into 9 compartments, carried on stone corbels. Small
north and south transepts, under pentice roofs. Victorian fittings: rood
screen, painted wood with ogee-headed central arch and 4 side-arches. Open-
work brass gates, jewelled. Wood sculpture over rood with Christ crucified,
SS Mary and John and 4 attendant angels. Pulpit: C19, hexagonal, panelled
oak with carved figures. Stone and marbled trumpet-ribbed base terminating
in paterae. Brass desk and 2 candlesticks. Font: C19, Octagonal stone
bowl with cinquefoil panels. Lower hollow with ball flower motif. Octagonal
stone stem with spurs. Brass eagle lectern. Stained glass: 5 excellent
windows by Powell's, c 1875. New Testament windows. North and south aisles:
figures of apostles. Sanctuary furniture of large and small brass candle-
sticks. One altar crucifix. 2 brass vases. 2 service books. Sacristy:
some C17 enriched framing turned front legs and modern arms. "RCHM Dorset I",
p 266 (2).

Listing NGR: SY3365496340

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