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Church of the Holy Rood

A Grade I Listed Building in Shillingstone, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9024 / 50°54'8"N

Longitude: -2.2506 / 2°15'2"W

OS Eastings: 382474

OS Northings: 111470

OS Grid: ST824114

Mapcode National: GBR 1YS.7V2

Mapcode Global: FRA 665Q.90Y

Plus Code: 9C2VWP2X+XQ

Entry Name: Church of the Holy Rood

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1324658

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103337

Location: Shillingstone, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Shillingstone

Built-Up Area: Shillingstone

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Shillingstone Holy Rood

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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9/61 Church of the Holy Rood

Parish church, nave and chancel early C12, chancel arch C14, west tower and
partial refenestration late C15, porch C16, restoration of 1858, north aisle
and chapel of 1888, further alterations of 1902. 1888 work by F W Hunt, 1902 work
by Bedley. Rubble, flint, banded flint and rubble and ashlar. Tiled roofs with
stone copings and kneelers. Plan: nave; chancel; west tower; north aisle and
chapel; south porch. West tower: 2 stage separated by weathered string;
rectangular southern vice; embattled parapet; diagonal buttresses of 4-weathered
stages; west door with moulded 4-centred head and continuous jambs with label
having carved shield stops; 5-light Perpendicular traceried west window under -
pointed head with label; 2-light belfry windows under pointed heads with stopped
labels; sundial to vice. South nave wall has two 5-light C15 windows with
straight heads and Perpendicular tracery; higher up a C12, narrow round headed
window. South chancel wall has 2 C19, pointed, 2-light windows with curvilinear
tracery under returned labels. East chancel window has C19 5-light, pointed
window with idiosyncratic tracery. The east chapel window and west aisle windows
pointed with 5 lights and Perpendicular tracery under returned labels. North
chapel windows square headed, of one and 2 cinquefoiled, transomed lights. The
north aisle has C19 square-headed Perpendicular windows of 2 and 5 lights.
II South porch gabled with a pointed arch of 2 chamfered orders and continuous

Interior features; C19 5-bay arcade with pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders on
octagonal piers with moulded capitals and bases; above are 3 reset C12 windows,
one blocked; pointed chancel arch of 2 roll-moulded orders dying into responds;
tower arch of 2 chamfered orders dying into responds; chancel and nave have pointed
and guilded C19 ribbed barrel roofs; aisle and chapel have collar beam trusses;
C17 octagonal pulpit with bolection mouldings and arabesques on C20 plinth; Cl3
Purbeck marble font with square basin and round headed panels on central drum
with angle shafts; C19 ogee headed piscina; C19 pews; C19 glass; C18 and C19
monuments especially to Eliza Action 1817 - wall tablet with kneeling woman by
Chantry; coffin lid reset on wall with incised effigy of man flanked by sun and
moon; lozenge carved stone reset over south door; other fittings largely C19.
(RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.238-240, no. 1. Newman, J. and Pevsner, N., The Buildings
of England, Dorset, 1972, p.]91.)

Listing NGR: ST8247211468

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