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Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stourpaine, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8837 / 50°53'1"N

Longitude: -2.1999 / 2°11'59"W

OS Eastings: 386032

OS Northings: 109372

OS Grid: ST860093

Mapcode National: GBR 1Z1.GMD

Mapcode Global: FRA 668R.YK3

Plus Code: 9C2VVRM2+F2

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103260

Location: Stourpaine, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Stourpaine

Built-Up Area: Stourpaine

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Stourpaine Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


6/180 Church of the Holy Trinity

G.V. II*

Parish church, C15 tower, remainder of fabric 1858. 1858 work by T H Wyatt.
Tower of greensand ashlar, remainder of chequered flint and squared greensand
blocks. Tiled, gable-ended roofs. Plan: nave, chancel, south aisle, south
Lady chapel, south porch. West tower: 3 stages with plinth and embattled
parapet all separated by weathered strings; diagonal buttresses, octagonal
north vice turret; parapet string gargoyles; corner crocketted finials; pointed,
3-light, Perpendicular west window with returned label; chamfered octagonal
loop to second stage; belfry stage has 2-light, pointed windows with
quatrefoils and louvres; vice has external, pointed, chamfered doorway. The
north wall of the nave has 3 reset, pointed, 3-light perpendicular tracery
windows, probably C15, reset. That to the east has a different pattern of
tracery. West wall of south aisle has a pointed, 3-light window with
curvilinear tracery. The south wall of the south aisle has 2 and 3-light,
square-headed windows with curvilinear tracery. The Lady chapel has a 2-centred
door to the left, a central, 3-light, segmental-pointed window with curvilinear
tracery and to the east a single trefoiled light. The east wall of the chapel
has a graduated triplet of lancets. The chancel has a pointed, 3-light east
window with Y tracery. The north wall of the chancel has 2 trefoiled lancets
and a pointed door. The south porch is gabled with a 2-centred arch and inner

Internally there is a 4 bay, pointed nave arcade of 2 chamfered orders on
round piers with moulded caps and carved respond corbels. Pointed chancel
arch of 2 chamfered orders, the outer continuous with the jambs and the inner
springing from respond corbels. C15, pointed tower-arch of 2 chamfered orders
dying into the responds. Aisle to chapel and chapel to chancel arches are
pointed, of 2 chamfered orders dying into responds. Chancel has continuous
string course. 4 bay nave roof with arch braced collar beam trusses with
king-posts and cusped struts. Scissor-braced, collar beam chancel roof.
C19 octagonal font. Octagonal oak pulpit with naturalistic foliage carving
dated 1914. Monument to John Straight under tower dated 1670 with kneeling
effigy in niche flanked by Tuscan columns supporting an entablature. Other early
C19 monuments. Other features mainly C19. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. III, p.269/1.
Newman, J. and Pevsner, N. 'The Buildings of England: Dorset', 1972, p.400.
Chandler, J W. 'A Brief History of Holy Trinity Church Stourpaine', 1982.)

Listing NGR: ST8603209372

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