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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: 1118887



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bishop's Caundle

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.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104759

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2/35 31-7-61 Church of St Peter and St Paul


Parish church, parts of chancel arch and parts of nave wall and south aisle C14; tower and parts of nave and south aisle C15; chancel, south porch, parts of nave and general restoration 1863-4. C19 work by W. Slater. Coursed rubble walls with ashlar dressings. Nave roof is tiled with stone slate verges and gable ends. South aisle, chancel and north porch are stone slated. Stone copings. Plan: chancel, nave, west tower, south aisle and north porch. Tower; 3 stages separated by string courses; embattled parapet with crocketted finials; diagonal buttresses; north vice turret, rectangular in section below and octagonal above lit by rectangular loops; west door with 2-centred, moulded head and continuous jambs; west window of 3-lights with panel tracery under a 2-centred head the label being continuous with the string course; 2nd stage has a small north 2-light window under a 2-centred head; 3rd stage has 2-centred, 2-light mullioned and transomed windows with the lower parts of each light filled with pierced stone panels; parapet string bears gargoyles. Nave windows are of 3-lights with panel tracery under 2-centred heads, that to the east being C15 reset. South aisle windows of 3-lights with panel tracery under segmental pointed heads with returned labels. The east window of the south aisle is of C14 and has 2 lights with a quatrefoil under a 2-centre head with a returned label. Chancel windows are under 2-centred heads and have Y-tracery and returned labels, that to the east being of 3-lights and the other being of two. The porch has a moulded 2-centred arch partly continuous with the jambs. The north door has a 2-centred, moulded head with continuous jambs. Internal features: 2-centred chancel arch of 2 straight chamfered orders; nave arcade of 3 2-centred arches of 2 straight chamfered orders with small inserted arch to east; 2-centred, mulded truer arch with blind trefoiled tracery to the archivolt; piscinae in chancel and aisle; rebated, 2-centred rood vice door; roofs are barrel vaults with carved bosses; C15 octagonal font with quatrefoils bearing shields and roses on octagonal pier with trefoiled panels; various C18 and Cl9 monuments including large tablet to D'Aubenys and Herberts by King of Bath; C19 stone pulpit and reredos probably by Forsyth; other fittings largely C19. RCHM Dorset, vol III, pp 13-15, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin 1975, pp 94-5. Pitfield, F P Dorset Parish Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Company, 1981, pp 68-71 Brocklebank, J Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856 - 1880, Dovecote, 1979, p 3B.

Listing NGR: ST6961813155

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset III Central, (1970), 13-15
Brocklebank, J , Victorian Stone Carvers in Dorset Churches 1856-1880, (1979), 38
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 94-95
Pitfield, FP , Dorset Parish Churches, (1981), 68-71

National Grid Reference: ST 69618 13157


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