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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Toller Porcorum, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7799 / 50°46'47"N

Longitude: -2.6224 / 2°37'20"W

OS Eastings: 356214

OS Northings: 97993

OS Grid: SY562979

Mapcode National: GBR PS.DCS5

Mapcode Global: FRA 57D0.VKX

Plus Code: 9C2VQ9HH+W2

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228957

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403694

Location: Toller Porcorum, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Toller Porcorum

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Toller Porcorum St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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2/137 Church of St Peter

Parish Church. C14 Chancel and nave. C15 West Tower and North Porch, now
Vestry. South aisle added in 1891 when chancel also restored. Further
restoration in 1894-5. Dressed stone and banded stone and flint walls.
Slate and lead roofs. Chancel has a Ham stone parapet above the string.
North wall has two early C14 windows, with trefoiled ogee lights. South wall
has a 2-light window, trefoil-cusped with a label, all C19 restoration. East
window, C19 in Perpendicular style, 4-lights with cinquefoil cusping and
panel tracery. Nave, north wall, two windows largely late C19, but incorpor-
ating C15 material. Near the west end of the wall are the lines of a blocked
window with a 2-centred head. North Porch has a C14 outer archway with
chamfered jambs and segmental pointed head, now blocked and with a C20 window.
West Tower: early C15, 3 stages, with set-tack buttresses, an embattled
parapet and gargoyles, West doorway has moulded jambs, and two-centre arch,
with upper plinth moulding carried over as a label. West window of 4 trefoiled
lights with vertical tracery in a pointed head. Bell-chamber has in each wall
a window of 2 trefoiled ogee lights with a quatrefoil in a pointed head,
moulded reveals.

Interior: Chancel-arch incorporates c.late C13 materials. Pointed arch, of
3 chamfered orders. The moulded responds have marble shafting to the inner
orders, with defaced stone capitals. North of arch, restored opening to squint.
South of arch is one jamb of the upper doorway to the former rood-loft. South
nave arcade, 1891, central stone and elliptical arches. South aisle windows:
Three 2-light, transomed with panel tracery over. Fittings: Piscina (chancel),
with pointed arch head and 2 sunk-chamfered jambs, quirked, moulded label over,
round stone bowl with moulded corbelling. Font, lime - stone cylindrical
tub with chamfered top, crude volutes to 3 corners and projecting carved Ram's
head at 4th corner, Cl2. Upper part (separate), Ham stone, octagonal, S sides
have a single fleuron each, remaining 3 sides uncarved. White marble wall
tablets (1) to Harriet and Charlotte Meech, 1829, 1832. (2) To Giles Meech,
M. A. died 1849.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.252 (1))

Listing NGR: SY5621497993

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