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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1118538



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Winterborne Whitechurch

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 103584

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WINTERBORNE WHITECHURCH ST 8300 CHESCOMBE LANE (South side) 14-7-55 15/167 Church of St Mary


Parish church, early C13 chancel, C14 crossing tower, C15 south chapel and nave, aisles and porch of 1844 late C20 west vestry. 1844 work by Benjamin Ferrey. Banded flint and ashlar and banded flint and rubble with ashlar dressings. Roofs part tiled and part stone-slated. Plan: nave with north and south aisles, south chapel, central crossing with tower, chancel, south porch. Chancel: C13 east window of 3 graduated lancets; north and south walls have C13 lancets; C13 south door with chamfered pointed head; original buttresses to east wall; original corbel table. Central tower: 2 stages separated by weathered string course; embattled parapet; north vice turret, square to lower stage and octagonal above, entered through 4-centred head doorway; north and east faces have C15 belfry windows of 2-lights under pointed heads; reset C13 lancet to south. South chapel has C15 2 and 3-light perpendicular tracery windows with pointed heads. North and south aisles have C19 windows of 2 trefoiled lights; 4-centred south door. South porch has pointed arch with continuous jambs.

Internal features: 3-bay arcades with pointed arches springing from octagonal piers with moulded capitals. Early C14 chancel arch of 3 chamfered orders with continuous responds; C14 South and west crossing arches of 3 chamfered orders with shafted responds with moulded bases and capitals with C16 carved masks and foliage. C19 arch-braced collar truss roof to nave; plastered barrel-vault to chancel; C15 octagonal font with vine scroll oranment supported on free-standing shafts. bearing shields; C17 wooden font cover; some C15 glass, C19 box pews; C13 trefoiled piscinae in chancel and C15 piscinae in south chapel; C15 timber pulpit much restored C19 with panelled sides and side standards with crochetted finials; various C18 and C19 wall monuments; (RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.309/11, no.1., Newman, J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England, Dorset, 1972. p.488.)

Listing NGR: ST8360200121

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 309-311
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 488

National Grid Reference: ST 83606 00121


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