Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1118654

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1961

Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY.


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Statutory Address: PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY.

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Batcombe

National Grid Reference: ST 61858 03867


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4/7 Parish Church of 31.7.61 St Mary.


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


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Legacy System number: 105332

Legacy System: LBS


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

End of official listing