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Old Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Oborne

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castleton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9589 / 50°57'31"N

Longitude: -2.4947 / 2°29'41"W

OS Eastings: 365348

OS Northings: 117833

OS Grid: ST653178

Mapcode National: GBR MV.MZQL

Mapcode Global: FRA 56NK.XKN

Plus Code: 9C2VXG54+H4

Entry Name: Old Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Oborne

Listing Date: 31 July 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105563

Location: Castleton, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Castleton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 61 NE

Old Parish Church of St Cuthbert, Oborne



Remaining Chancel of former parish church. Dated 1533, on one inscription,
over east window. Coursed rubble-stone walls and dressed stone quoins.
Stone slate roof with stone gable-copings. C19 cross at east gable. Gabled
sanctus bell-cote at west gable. Chancel rebuilt in early C16. The east
window is of four 4-centred lights in a square head, with an inscritpion on
the lintel: "Orate pro bono statu do(n)pni Johis. M. abbatis de Schirbom ano.
Domini MCCCCCXXXIII". Lozenge-leaded lights, glazed. Flanking the window
are stone shields bearing (left) a crozier between the initials I. M., and
(right) the arms of the abbey. Over the head of the window is a shield of
the royal Tudor arms with a crown. In the north wall is a window similar to
the east window, but now blocked. On the lintel the inscription: "Orate pro
bono statu dompni Johis. Dunster sacriste de Schirbom qui hoc opus fieri
fecit ano. Domini". Flanking it are shields bearing a device, perhaps, the
initials I.D. and the arms of Horsey. South wall has a window similar to the
east window, but without inscription or shields. The doorway has chamfered
jambs and four-centre head. In the West wall are the wave-moulded responds
of the chancel-arch, upon which rests an early C16 moulded beam with mortices
for the rood-loft and a C20 gable wall above. In the blocking is a reset C15
doorway with chamfered jambs and two-centred head. Reset in the gable are
two C15 window heads, each of 2 trefoiled lights with tracery in a 2-centred
head. The nave is represented by portions of foundations extending 11 metres,
to west of the chancel. Interior: the roof of the chancel is a compartmented
barrel ceiling, plastered and with some C16 moulded ribs and wall-plates.
Fittings: Font, octagonal stone bowl and stem, c.C16. Pulpit: four-sided
with moulded styles and rails, 3 ranges of panels, two lower with lozenge
enrichments, upper with conventional designs with fleur-de-lis, enriched
cornice and scrolled brackets to bookshelf, with date 1639. Communion rails,
with turned balusters and moulded rail with enrichment, C17. Communion table:
with turned legs and enriched top rails, C17. Tiles: in chancel, ornamental
stip-tiles set in C20 panels, with shields of arms. The church is vested in
The Churches Conservation Trust.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.63(3))

Listing NGR: ST6534817833

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