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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Piddlehinton, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7733 / 50°46'23"N

Longitude: -2.4045 / 2°24'16"W

OS Eastings: 371570

OS Northings: 97158

OS Grid: SY715971

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.6QRB

Mapcode Global: FRA 57V1.H1P

Plus Code: 9C2VQHFW+85

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 104930

Location: Piddlehinton, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Piddlehinton

Built-Up Area: Piddlehinton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Piddlehinton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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RECTORY ROAD (South side)
Church of St Mary

Parish Church. Tower and south aisle, C15; chancel nave and south porch C16 ;north porch, nave extensions and general restorations 1867. 1867 work by E Christian. Walls of ashlar and banded flint and rubble with ashlar dressings. Gable ended slate roofs with partial stone-slate verges and stone copings. C15, C16 and C19 parts in the 'perpendicular' style.

Plan: chancel, nave, south tower, north and south porches.

Tower:three-stages separated by strings; plinth and embattled parapet; gargoyles to parapet string; corner standards with crocketted finials; rectangular vice turret with loops; square set buttresses; two-centred south window of three-lights with vertical tracery and a label bearing head stops; second stage has loops east and west; third stage has two-centred, two-light windows having labels with head stops.

South aisle: ashlar parapet with gargoyle; window of three-lights with square head and vertical tracery. Chancel: north and south windows of two-lights with square heads and labels with head stops; east window of three-lights under two-centred head with vertical tracery and label with head stops; two-centred north door with carved foliage spandrels and square label with carved stops. North aisle and nave: east and west windows are C19 of three-lights with vertical tracery under two-centred heads with head-stop labels; north windows C19 of two and three-lights with square heads and head-stop labels.

North porch has two-centred, moulded head with head stop label. South porch has moulded, four-centred head and continuous jambs.

Interior features: north aisle arcade of four bays with two-centred moulded arches, the hollow chamfer of which is continuous with the piers; north arcade piers have four shafts with moulded capitals; south aisle has single, moulded, segmental pointed arch having central wave moulding continuous with jambs and respond shafts with moulded bases and capitals, the latter having leaf enrichment; two-centred, moulded, tower arch, having central hollow chamfer continuous with jambs and respond shafts with moulded bases and capitals, the latter having foliage enrichment; two-centred, moulded, chancel arch, having central hollow chamfer continuous with jambs and respond shafts with moulded capitals; C19 king-post roof to nave; C19 arch braced collar beam roof to north-aisle; flat roof dated 1756 to south aisle with moulded beams and circular bosses; C18 or C19 plastered, ribbed barrel vault with carved bosses to chancel; squint; C19 octagonal font with quatrefoil panels; ogee headed piscina; sedilla with trefoiled tracery; carved angel on south side arcade respond; shallow niches in chancel; C16, C17, C18, C19 and C20 wall plates and monuments; other fittings largely C19/C20.

Listing NGR: SY7156997159

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