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PARISH CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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 NICHOLAS

List entry Number: 1119333

Location

PARISH CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sandford Orcas

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: 105662

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

SANDFORD ORCAS ST 6220 - 15/120 Parish Church of 31.7.61 St Nicholas GV I Parish Church. C14 chancel. Nave and south chapel rebuilt C15. West tower and south porch added C15. North aisle added 1871, when church restored. Caused rubble-stone walls. Stone slate roofs with stone gable-copings, and crosses at apices. Chancel has a C15 east window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2-centred head. Moulded label and head stops. C14 trefoiled rear arch. North wall has 2 early C14 windows, eastern of 2 trefoiled ogee lights, with a quatrefoil in a pointed head. Label over. West window is a single pointed light with a label. South wall has 2 windows similar to the north-east window. Early C14 doorway has chamfered jambs, pointed arch and label. Nave of 3 bays, with one bay of south chapel. South chapel has a C15 east window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a pointed head. Moulded reveals and label. South wall has a C15 window of 4 cinquefoiled lights in a square head with moulded reveals. The west wall has a partly restored doorway. South porch has a C15 outer archway with double responds, moulded capitals and bases. Inner doorway has bracket-moulded jambs, stopped. Plank-and-muntin door, with strap hinges, C19. West Tower: 3 storeys, with an embattled parapet and gargoyles. The west doorway has moulded jambs and 2-carved arch in a square head, foliage spandrels and one remaining head-stop. West window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a pointed head. Bell-chamber has windows of 2 trefoiled lights with a quatrefoil in a pointed head. Label and head-stops. North aisle, 3 three-light, windows with buttresses, between, and diagonal corner buttresses. Interior: north arcade has respond-shafted piers, foliage capitals and pointed arches. Moulded tower-arch springs from moulded responds. Roof, of nave: arch- braced collar construction carried on stone corbels, C19. Chancel, C19 pointed wagon roof. South chapel: compartmented ceiling having fleurons with quatrefoil surrounds. Chancel-arch, C15 much restored. Fittings: font, round stone bowl with rounded underside, bowl enriched with large vertical flutings, finished with a scalloped edge, moulded necking, cylindrical stem and base, C13. Piscinae, chancel C13. South chapel, C15. Screen: in tower-arch, 3 bays including central doorway, oak, C15. Monuments: in south chapel, to Knoyle, Hutchings and Medlicott families, especially that to William Knoyle 1607-8, painted alabaster wall-monument. Communion Table, C17. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 194(1)).

Listing NGR: ST6223921046

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 194

National Grid Reference: ST 62238 21049

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