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PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY.

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.

Name: PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY.

List entry Number: 1118654

Location

PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY.

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Batcombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1961

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105332

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

ST 60 SW BATCOMBE BATCOMBE VILLAGE

4/7 Parish Church of 31.7.61 St Mary.

GV I

Parish Church. C15 nave and west tower. Chancel rebuilt in 1864, north porch added in 1864. Rubble-stone and flint walls, with freestone dressings. Clay-tile roofs. West tower 3 stages with diagonal buttresses, embattled parapet with pinnacles and gargoyles at the angles. West doorway, main entrance to church. Newel-stair is in the north-east angle of the tower. Nave: north wall has one C15 window with 3 cinquefoiled ogee lights, vertical tracery, moulded and shafted reveals, and label with head-stops. C15 north doorway has chamfered jambs and 2-centred head. South wall has two windows, similar to that in the north wall, eastern without a label. South doorway is uniform with north doorway. Chancel, mid C19 2-light windows of Perpendicular form, both with shafted reveals, the south window with internal stone bench. Interior: tower-arch is moulded and springs from moulded responds, reveals and soffit have a single row of sunk panels with pointed heads. Nave roof: collar-beam with curved traces forming 4-centred arches. Carved foliage bosses at the intersections. Fittings: Font: roughly circular stone bowl with four strips of cable ornament at corners with lugs at the top, incised concentric circles between them. Under bowl, re-used crude volute capital with cable necking. Square stem with chamfered angles; bowl and capital C12, stem later. Screen, under chancel-arch, solid stone dado and above this 4 bays and a central entrance; side bays are divided by shafted mullions into 2 cinquefoiled lights each. Doorway has 4-centred arch and 2 cinquefoiled lights above it. Late C15. Embattled stone cornice is much re-cut. Good wall-tablets and monuments in West tower. For further details, see below:

(RCHM Dorset I, p16(1))

Listing NGR: ST6186203867

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 16

National Grid Reference: ST 61858 03867

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