ST 60 SE ALTON PANCRAS VILLAGE STREET (WEST SIDE)
8/11 26-1-56 Parish Church of
Parish Church,tower C15, chancel 1874, nave 1875. Chancel by Ewan
Christian, nave by G R Crickmay. Banded, squared rubble and flint.
Tiled, gable-ended roofs with stone copings. Plan: chancel, nave, west
tower, north porch and north vestry. Tower and nave in 'Perpendicular'
style, chancel in 'Early English' style. Unbuttressed, 2-stage tower
with embattled ashlar parapet and corner crocketted finials. West door
has 2-centred, moulded arch with continuous jambs and stopped label.
Above is 3-light window with stopped label. Uppers stage of tower has, to
the north face, a rectangular window with 2 lancets with pierced stone
panels and to each of the remaining faces a square 2-light window with
pierced stone panels. Nave has 3-light square headed windows with
returned labels. Chancel east wall has 3 graduated lancets with a
continuous stopped label. The north and south chancel walls have
lancets, the south wall also having a 2-light window with quatrefoil
under a 2-centred head. The vestry has a chamfered east doorway and
4 lancets north. Gabled, tiled porch with loops east and west. It has
a 2-centred, moulded doorway with continuous jambs and a label with
carved stops. The north door has a 'Tudor' arch springing from capitals
and chamfered jambs. Over is some reset chevron ornament probably of
the C19. Internal Features: 2-centred tower arch with casement
moulding and continuous jambs. Quatrefoil above. 2-centred, moulded
chancel arch, the outer orders of which are continuous with the jambs
and the inner order of which springs from a shaft. East chancel window
has shafted rere-arches. Roofs: chancel has wagon roof springing from
wall-plate and nave has scissor trusses sprining from carved corbels.
C15 octagonal font with quatrefoil panels on octagonal pier with 2
tiers of blind round arches. C19 wall tablets. C19 and C20 glass.
Pews, pulpit and other fittings C19.
RCHM, Dorset, vol III, p 1, no 1. Newman, J and Pevsner, N, The
Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 75. Pitfield, F P,
Dorset Parish Churches A-D, D.P.C., 1981, pp 30-32.
Listing NGR: ST6988002403