Parish Church Of St Martin

11 Sep 2002
Parish Church Of St Martin, Shipton Gorge, West Dorset, Dorset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


2/244 Parish Church of St Martin 5-9-60


Parish Church. Early C15 west Tower. Rest of the church entirely rebuilt 1862 by Hicks. West Tower, Coursed rubble-stone walls.

Clay tile roof with stone gable -copings. Stone crosses at chancel gable, nave gable and porch gable. Nave, North aisle, Chancel, South porch. West Tower, two stages, plinth mouldings, strings and crenellated parapet. Large half-hexagonal newel stair on the south wall. West doorway has chamfered jambs and a triangular arch in a square head with blank shields and cleavers in the spandrels. Restored 3-light window over has trefoil-cusping and panel tracery. Hollow-chamfered jambs. 2-light bell-openings with quatrefoil heads. Nave, C19, three 2-light windows, cusped in a square head. Chancel: window of same design, East window, 3-light with panel tracery. Label with head stops. Small single light over. Diagonal buttresses at the corners. Interior: Tower-arch with a bracket moulding is modern (RCHM). 4-bay north arcade with quatrefoil piers and 4-centred arches. C19 roof of arch-braced type carried on hammer-beams. High collars. Chancel- arch, pointed with a bracket-moulding and single respond. Foliage- carved capitals. Filleted roll-mould to the soffit. 2-bay chancel with similar roof construction. North aisle roof, with its own arch-braced construction, carried on carved corbels. Fittings: Font, heptagonal bowl with simple cusped panels, 3 to a side, plain cylindrical stem, becoming heptagonal beneath the bowl.

Pulpit, C19, stone, by Grassby. Half-octagonal with cusped panel- sides. Running leaf-scroll to cornice. Wall-Tablet, white marble scroll on a slate base. Sacred to the memory of Jacob Browne, died October 24th 1817, aged 70 years.

RCHM Dorset I, p 221 (1). J Brocklebank: Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856-1880, p 59.

Listing NGR: SY4980691459


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0707 IOE Records taken by John Fenton; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Fenton. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Fenton, John

Rights Holder: Fenton, John


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