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Church of St Peter and St Paul

A Grade I Listed Building in Mappowder, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8528 / 50°51'10"N

Longitude: -2.3773 / 2°22'38"W

OS Eastings: 373538

OS Northings: 105987

OS Grid: ST735059

Mapcode National: GBR 0XV.KRD

Mapcode Global: FRA 56XV.7P6

Plus Code: 9C2VVJ3F+43

Entry Name: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287754

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102589

Location: Mappowder, Dorset, DT10

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Mappowder

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Mappowder St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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8/88 Church of St Peter and
St Paul
Parish Church. Nave, south aisle, west tower and south porch late C15,
chancel and restoration 1868. 1868 work by Slater and Carpenter. Squared
and coursed rubble with ashlar dressings. Gable ended roofs, that to the
nave of stone slates and that to the charnel of tiles and stone slates;
stone copings with finials. Plan; chancel, nave, south aisle, west tower
and south porch. Both the main body of the church and the chancel are in
the 'perpendicular' style. The west tower is of 2 storeys with a moulded
plinth; parapet with restored crocketted corner finials; weathered strings;
diagonal 3-stage west buttresses; square set south-west buttress;
rectangular south east viceturret with loops and parapet string course with
corner gargoyles. West doorway with 4-centred moulded head with continuous
jambs in square surround with square stopped label. 3-light panel tracery
west window under 2-centred head. Upper stage has a bwfrey window on each
side of 2-lights with quatrefoil under 2-centred heads the openings being
filled with pierced stone panels. Windows of chancel, nave and aisles
mainly of 3-lights under 2 centred arches with panel tracery and hood
moulds. East window of 5-lights. North facade has parapet with blind
brattishing below which is a string course with gargoyles. Continuous
moulded plinth below and buttresses between windows. Flying buttress at
west end of chancel. South aisle has embattled parapet with string course
bearing gargoyles below. Plinths and strings similar to north wall.
Diagonal buttresses. Reset C14 2-light window in west wall. South porch
with plinths,string courses, parapets and diagonal buttresses. Semi-circular
moulded arch with continuous jams. Niche to right. Internally there is a
3 bay nave arcade with 2-centred moulded arches. Piers have three-quarter
shafts with moulded capitals separated by hollow chamfers continuous with
the arch. The east respond has a carved head with foliage coming from
nostrils. Rood vice doorway with chamfered 4-centred head and continuous
jambs. Squint between aisle and chancel. Roofs: nave and chancel have
wagon roofs supported on corbels. South aisle roof is of intersecting
moulded beam with braces supported on corbels. 2 centred chancel arch with
blind tracery on soffit. 2-centred tower arch. Late C12 font with square
bowl. Small recumbent effigy in niche in south aisle marked by 2 reset
C12 head-corbels. Pews, pulpit and most fittings Cl9. Tower screen and
reredos early C20 by Rev. G. A. Coleman and Ringrose. C17 wall tablets
reset under tower. Carving of east window and capitals of pillars by
Grassby. "RCHM, Dorset, Vol III, Central", pp 145-147, no 1. Newman J and
Pevsner, N "The Buildings of England; Dorset" Penquin, 1972, p 2699.
Brocklebank, J "Victorian stone Carvers in Dorset Churches," Dovecote, 1979,
p. 51.

Listing NGR: ST7353805987

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