PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1152497
Date first listed:
26-Jan-1956
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER, FRONT STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST PETER, FRONT STREET

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Portesham
National Grid Reference:
SY 60253 85840

Details

SY 6085 PORTESHAM FRONT STREET, WEST SIDE

11/182 Parish Church of St Peter 26.1.56 GV I

Parish Church. C12 remains in nave, C13 nave walls, west tower and chancel, C14 refenestration (chancel), C15 refenestration (nave), C16 north and south aisles and south porch, C17 fenestration (nave), and tower doorway. Portesham rubble and dressed stone walls. Slate (chancel) and lead (nave and aisle) roofs. West Tower: 3 stages, with 2-stage angle buttresses to lower part C13. C15 top stage, and newel stair in south-east corner. West doorway, C17, with a chamfered 4-centred head with elliptical-headed window over. 2nd stage with small single-light windows. Top stage: window of 2 trefoiled lights with sunk spandrels in a square head, east and west with labels. Newel divided by weathered strings and parapet string with gargoyles. Nave: remains of C12 walling in north wall and line of arcade springing from round pier with scalloped capital, C16 wall with C20 blocking between. c.C12 masonry in wall behind porch. Nave mainly C13, south wall with C17 2-light window at west end, and 2-light C15 window with 2 cinquefoiled ogee lights. South Porch, C16 with a 2-centred entrance arch. North and south aisles, each of 2 bays, C16, with windows of 3 cinquefoiled ogee lights in a square head with a label, ending in head stops. North aisle west window, C17 with C20 blocking. Chancel C13, with a doorway in the north wall with roll-moulded jambs and continuous trefoiled head. C14 2-light window with quatrefoil in a pointed arch head, west of this. Late C15 3-light east window with vertical tracery in a 2-centred head. Two small blocked round-headed windows, C12, above chancel arch visible externally. Interior: Tower- arch, pointed and of 2 chamfered orders, C13. North and south arcades of 2 4-centred arches from a rectangular responded central pier, with mouldings and panelling, c.1500. Chancel-arch, c.1500, pointed. Plain squint each side. Fittings: Font, square tapered bowl with chamfered angles, circular stem, C13. Pulpit: six sides of an octagon, panelled, C17 on C20 base. Screen: timber, early C16, in 3 main bays with centre pair of doors. Brackets: 17, of stone, C12 and early C16. South doorway, of double boarding with nail-studded battens, centrally hinged, C16. Monuments, eighteen, mainly C17 and C18, see RCHM. Piscina: in south aisle with chamfered 2-centred head, C13. External Table-Tomb, south aisle, to William Weave, 1670, with panelled sides, ends carved with blank shields and scrollwork, inscription (renewed). (RCHM Dorset II, p.242 (1)).

Listing NGR: SY6025885840

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
105303
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 242

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 07 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/08989/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Beauchamp. Source Historic England Archive
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