Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1119331

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1961



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County: Dorset

District: West Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Purse Caundle

National Grid Reference: ST 69600 17590


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PURSE CAUNDLE ST 61 NE - 6/116 Parish Church of St Peter 31.7.61 GV I Parish Church. West tower and chancel-arch, C15. North chapel, early C16. Chancel rebuilt in 1731. 1883, nave and south porch were rebuilt, and windows from former nave reset in chancel. Restorations: chancel, 1896. Tower, 1905. Squared rubble-stone walls with ashlar dressings. Clay-tile roofs. West tower: of 3 stages divided by strings, moulded plinth and embattled parapet. Diagonal buttresses to the lower stage. Upper stages has an angle pilaster continuing as a pinnacle with crocketed finial. Rectangular stair-turret at the south-east corner. West doorway has a chamfered four-centred head under a square label. West window is of two trefoil-headed lights with vertical tracery in a pointed head with a label. Second stage: square-headed window in west wall. Bell-chamber has a partly- restored window of 2 trefoil-headed lights. Nave incorporates earlier material. Two 3-light windows to north and south walls. The south doorway, reset late C14 has a chamfered two-centred head and continuous jambs with shaped stops. Chancel: has a 2-light east window with pointed head, C19. Stone with the inscription GKM 1820 in the gable head. South wall has 2 C15 windows. Eastern window of 3 pointed lights in a square head and with a casement-moulded surround. West window has two ogee-headed lights with blank sheilds in the central spandrels, square-headed and with casement- moulding. North chapel: diagonal buttresses with set-offs at the eastern corners. East wall, has a window of 3 transomed lights with a 4-centred head. Cinquefoil cusping under the transoms and cinquefoil ogee heads to the lights with panel tracery over. Label with head stops. North wall has a similar window. South porch, 1883, has a reset C15 archway with an ogee- moulded four-centred head with continuous jambs. Interior: Chancel-arch, C15, has moulded and panelled responds and soffit, two panels wide, with trefoiled heads to the panels. The base mouldings of the responds have been cut back to form vertical surfaces. Roofs: C19 construction. Font, stone octagonal bowl with panel on each face, bossed underside, stem and base, C15. Brasses, reset in chancel and in north chapel, C16. Communion rails, C17. Communion table, C17. Bible, black-letter of c 1630, north chapel. Pulpit, hexagonal with fielded-panels and sounding-board, early C18. Monuments and floor-slabs. Canopied table-tomb, ascribed to William Long, 1524. (RCHM). Stone slabs and tablets to Hoskyns family, C17 and C18. Hatchment, with arms of Hoskyns impaling Seymer, dated 1694. (RCHM, Dorset III, p 234(1)).

Listing NGR: ST6960117590


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Legacy System number: 105658

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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 234

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