Parish Church Of St Andrew

15 Apr 2003
Parish Church Of St Andrew, Greenhayes, Okeford Fitzpaine, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11 0RE
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


15/130 Parish Church of St Andrew 4.9.60 GV II* Parish church; west tower partially Cl4; rest of tower and parts of nave and aisles C15; Chancel, vestry and extensive general restoration 1865.

1865 work by J Hicks. Coursed rubble, squared coursed rubble and ashlar.

Gable ended tile roof with stone copings. Partially in the 'perpendicular' and partially in the 'decorated' style. West tower of 2 stages separated by string course with large south rectangular vice turret, diagonal weathered 6 stage buttresses and embattled parapet. Recessed west window of 3-lights under 2-centred bead with reticulated tracery. Loops to south and north.

Second stage has 2-light square headed 'perpendicular' windows. North and south chancel windows of 2 and 3 lights with timing tracery. East chancel window of 5 lights under 2-centred head with geometic tracery under 2-centred head with label stops. Other windows 'perpendicular' of 2 and 3-lights under 2-centred and flat heads with stopped labels. Square set stager buttresses between most windows. North porch has diagonal buttresses and gabled roof.

Moulded 2-centred arch with label bearing date 1866. Internally the north and south arcades are of 4 bays, with 4-centred moulded arches. Piers with 4 attached shafts with moulded capitals and polygonal bases. 2-centred tower arch marked by 2 smaller 2 centred arches on massive octagonal piers with moulded caps and bases. Tapering barrel vault to west window. Chancel arch is 2-centred with Cl9 moulded, carved capitals. Nave, south and ninth aisles have C19 waggon roofs with carved bosses. Chancel has barrel roof with carved bosses supported on carved angel corbels. Restored Cl5 stone pulpit with niches containing figures flanked by pinnacled standards. North aisle has Cl7 pews, some with arcade carving. Font C.1866 supported on carved angels. Some early glass in north aisle. Other fittings mainly C19. Cl7, C18 and Cl9 monumnts. C19 stone curving by Boulton and wood carving by Grassby. "RCHM, Dorset, vol III", pp 200-202; Newman J and Pevsner N, "The Buildings of England; Dorset", Penguin 1972, pp 306-307; Brocklebank " Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856-188O". Dovecote, 1979, pp 56-7.

Listing NGR: ST8073210816


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1811 IOE Records taken by Barry Senior; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Barry Senior. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Senior, Barry

Rights Holder: Senior, Barry


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