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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Long Crichel, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8919 / 50°53'30"N

Longitude: -2.0333 / 2°1'59"W

OS Eastings: 397753

OS Northings: 110272

OS Grid: ST977102

Mapcode National: GBR 30D.W7Q

Mapcode Global: FRA 66MR.3PX

Plus Code: 9C2VVXR8+QM

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107391

ID on this website: 101323488

Location: St Mary's Church, Long Crichel, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Crichel

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Witchampton, Stanbridge and Long Crichel with More Crichel

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Tagged with: Church building English Gothic architecture

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ST 91 SE VILLAGE STREET (North side)

5/54 Church of St Mary

Parish church, C15 west tower, remainder of 1852. Ashlar and banded flint
and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Tiled roofs with stone-slate margins
and end stone copings. Plan: west tower, nave; chancel; north and south
transepts. West tower: two stage, embattled with pinnacles and gargoyles;
diagonal buttresses west, square set to east; vice turret to north with
rectangular loops and an ogee-headed niche; pointed 2-light belfry windows
with returned labels; 3-light, pointed west window with vertical tracery;
C19 south doorway with moulded, pointed head and canopy porch bearing
bishop's mitre. Nave: carved stone cornice; 2-light, square-headed windows
with vertical tracery. South transept; brattished parapet; south window of
2 lights under 4-centred head and label with carved stops; single-light,
square-headed window west; door with 4-centred head east. Chancel: apsidal
in ashlar; crocketted pinnacles rise above buttresses; openwork parapet;
traceried single light windows with labels having carved stops. North
transept; lancets with returned labels to east and west; pointed, traceried
window to north, blank below springing line; 4-centred door to east.

Interior (inspection not possible, description based on RCHM and Newman and
Pevsner): general form is Georgian rather than full gothic revival; apsidal
chancel with wooden panels of reticulated tracery between radial arched
braces; roof divided into small panes; C15 Purbeck marble font with octagonal,
panelled bowl and panelled stem; reset brass to John Govys, c.1360. (RCHM,
Dorset, 1972, p 258).

Listing NGR: ST9775310272

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