St John's Church

Date:
19 Oct 1999
Location:
St John's Church, Corscombe, West Dorset, Dorset
Reference:
IOE01/00014/22
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CORSCOMBE TOLLER WHELME ST 50 SW 5/226 St John's Church GV II

Church. 1869-71 by Warr. Paid for by the Pope family of Toller Whelme.

South-West Tower-porch. Nave. Chancel. Rubble-stone walls, with a chamfered stone plinth. Slate roofs with stone gable-copings. 2 gable- crosses, at nave and chancel. Tower, with stone quoins, of 2 stages with string, cornice and crenellated parapet. South doorway: pointed arch with a continuous moulding. Label over with foliage-stops. 2-leaf wooden door. Cusped lancet to ground, and lancet to upper level. Nave: 2 windows with trefoil-cusped lancet and quirked straight-chamfered jambs.

Chancel: East window with 3 main trefoil-cusped lights, with quatrefoil tracery in the head. Labels with square stops. Interior: aisleless nave with single rafter roof, with plank ceiling. Wooden quatrefoil wall- plate. Chancel-arch with 2 bracket mouldings and a sunk quadrant between.

Pyramidal bases. Small north vestry with a pointed doorhead. Fittings: Font: small octagonal stone bowl and stem with sunk quatrefoils in each face.

Panelled stem. Metal bowl inside. Small metal canopy with cross over.

Pulpit: wooden with chamfered corners, 4 wooden steps up and handrails.

Lancet panels. Stained Glass: East window, Crucifixion, 1868, inscription.

Brass plate below window refers to building of the church.

Source: N Pevsner, Dorset, p426.

Listing NGR: ST5167301540

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Venton-Prentice_Ken IOE Records for Venton-Prentice, Ken; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Ken Venton-Prentice. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Venton-Prentice, Ken

Rights Holder: Venton-Prentice, Ken

Keywords

Rubble, Slate, Stone, Victorian Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Commemorative Brass, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument