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Church of St George

A Grade II Listed Building in Bourton, Dorset

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Latitude: 51.0717 / 51°4'17"N

Longitude: -2.332 / 2°19'55"W

OS Eastings: 376834

OS Northings: 130311

OS Grid: ST768303

Mapcode National: GBR 0V6.R7H

Mapcode Global: FRA 6609.1BC

Plus Code: 9C3V3MC9+M5

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 16 August 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324553

English Heritage Legacy ID: 102878

Location: Bourton, Dorset, SP8

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Bourton

Built-Up Area: Bourton

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Upper Stour

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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1/35 Church of
16.8.60. St George

- II

Parish Church, largely 1877/8, though probably incorporating work
of 1812. Tower 1903-5. 1877/8 work by E Christian (Newman and
Pevsner). Tower by C E Ponting. Coursed, squared rubble with ashlar
dressings. Slate roofs, gabled to nave and hipped, apsidal to
chancel. Stone copings. Generally in the 'perpendicular' style.
Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, south organ chamber and south porch.
Tower: 2 stages with embattled parapet and corner crocketted
pinnacles rising entire second stage: 2-centred west door with
moulded, returned label; 2-light, 2- centred, west-window with
returned label; ogee-headed bell openings with finials and louvres,
paired to the east and west. Nave and organ chamber windows of 2-lights
with 2-centred heads and returned labels. North and south chancel
windows similar to nave, apse windows have single lights and flowing
tracery. Nave and organ chamber have diagonal buttresses at angles
and square set buttresses between windows. Gabled porch with ashlar
south face and 2-centred doorway with returned label. Interior
features: 2-centred, moulded chancel arch with semi-octagonal
responds with capitals and bases, label with foliage carved stops
over; 2-centred, tower arch with semi-octagonal responds having capitals
and bases; Organ chamber arch is 2-centred springing from corbels;
Arch-braced hammer-beam nave roof with arch braced collars and king-posts;
ribbed and boarded chancel roof; C19/C20 traceried pulpit, C19/C20
octagonal font with carved panels on panelled octagonal pier; number
of reset early C19 monuments; C19 and early C20 glass; C19 encaustic
tiles in chancel; other fittings largely C19/C20.
(RCHM Dorset, vol IV, p 3, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset. Penguin, 1972, p 105. Pitfield F P
Dorset Parish Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981 , pp

Listing NGR: ST7683430311

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