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Latitude: 50.9135 / 50°54'48"N
Longitude: -2.1078 / 2°6'27"W
OS Eastings: 392519
OS Northings: 112670
OS Grid: ST925126
Mapcode National: GBR 303.MXX
Mapcode Global: FRA 66GP.JNC
Entry Name: Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 14 July 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1305101
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103663
Location: Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, Dorset, DT11
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Tarrant Gunville
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Tarrant Gunville St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 9212 -
9/35 Church of St Mary
Parish church, nave, aisles and south porch of late C14 origin, west tower
C15, partially rebuilt C16. Remainder of church and general restoration 1843
to 1845. C19 work by T H Wyatt. Flint with random squared rubble blocks,
banded flint and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with stone copings.
Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, north and south aisles, south porch and north
vestry. Fenestration:medieval and C19 work generally in the Perpendicular style,
of 2 lights with square heads and labels with carved stops. The east chancel
window is of 3 lights under a pointed head. The north and south chancel walls
have lancets. Weathered buttresses, some original, in various locations.
Interlaced round-headed wall arcading reset in north aisle. 3 stage tower with
battered plinth and embattled parapet separated by weathered strings, that to
parapet bearing gargoyles; C19 octagonal vice turret north; diagonal buttresses
to first 2 stages, pilaster strips above; 2-light, pointed belfry windows.
Gabled south porch with pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders with pointed cinque-
foiled niche above; inscribed sundial to right of door. Nave has clerestorey
with 2-light windows.
Internally: the C19 arcades of 5 bays have pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders
on circular piers with moulded capitals. C19 pointed chancel arch of 2 chamfered
orders on rounded responds with moulded capitals. Pointed tower arch of
2 chamfered orders on polygonal responds with moulded capitals. C19 traceried
king post and tie-beam roof to nave. Chancel has C19 scissor-truss. C19
traceried pulpit. C19 octagonal stone font with quatrefoil panels. Some early
glass reset. C18 and C19 monuments. C19 stencilled chancel decoration. Other
fittings largely C19/20. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.IV, p.88-90, no.1. Newman, J. and
Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset, p.416/7.)
Listing NGR: ST9251912670
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