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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: 1154550



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

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sturminster Marshall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 107675

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STURMINSTER MARSHALL SY 99 NW ALMER 9/50 Church of St Mary 18.3.55 - I Parish church. C12 nave and north arcade, C14 rebuilding of the north aisle, west tower of C15, south wall of nave and south porch C18 (1720), chancel rebuilt late C19, restoration of 1908. Walls of ironstone rubble (some flintwork) with large quoins, bands of limestone, ironstone ashlar of small (chancel) and large (nave) blocks, with limestone dressings; plinth, eaves moulding to part. Tile roof, with stone slates to the lower courses. The nave south wall has two round-headed windows with a simple architrave and key; the north aisle wall is mainly C14 with three windows (2 of the C14), and the west end shows earlier masonry and the remains of a north door; the chancel has a window to each wall of C14 style. The tower is of two (external) stages, with a crenellated parapet and corner pinnacles, coupled traceried openings to the bell stage, and a lower window on the west face, plinth, weathered band and moulded band below the parapet. The south porch contains a re-set Norman doorway. Inside, the Norman arcade has round arches on cylindrical columns, with scalloped caps and square bases; the tall tower arch has two moulded orders, the Purbeck font (c1400) has an octagonal bowl with coupled arches to each face, supported on a narrow column, which rests on a C13 inverted bowl (itself re-cut). The fittings are 1908, but there is a Royal Coat of Arms of George III, 1800, and a small inscribed brass of 1517. RCHM

Listing NGR: SY9132098931

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset II South East, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SY 91317 98933


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