CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1172426
Date first listed:
16-Aug-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, MAIN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, MAIN ROAD

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

District:
Dorset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Compton Abbas
National Grid Reference:
ST 86910 18463

Details

ST 81 NE COMPTON ABBAS WEST COMPTON (main road)

10/103 Church of St Mary 16.8.60. GV II

Parish church, 1868. By George Evans. Snecked rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Tiled, gable-ended roof with stone copings. Plan: nave, chancel, south tower/porch, south aisle, north vestry/organ chamber. In the 'Early English' style. Tower/porch: buttressed; not divided into stages; 2 centred moulded arch with shafted jambs and stiff-leaf capitals surmounted by label with head stops; ashlar vice turret to west; lancet with label having head stops above; arcaded bell openings each face having 3 arches the outermost of which are blind; broachspire with gablets. Other windows mainly lancets with labels having carved stops. West window of 3 graduated lancets. South chancel window has 2-centred head and plate tracery. Vestry has an octagonal stack and a west door with shafted jambs. Interior features: moulded 2-centred chancel arch with marble shafted jambs having carved capitals, label with carved stops; 2-bay, 2-centred arcade with flat soffits and plain jambs, massive round central pier with carved capital; vestry/ organ chamber arch is segmental pointed with flat soffits and jambs: 4-bay nave roof sub-divided by sub-principals; main principals have arch- braced collars with king-posts and struts and spring-from corbels; sub- principals are scissor-braced and spring from wall-plates; quadripartite, ribbed stone vault to chancel springing from marble vaulting shafts with carved capitals and corbels, apsidal end to chancel; C12 circular font with foliate scroll decoration, recut C19, on cylindrical pier with square base; C19 wooden font with shafted arcading on stone base; C19 pews; trefoiled rere-arches; C17 brass wall memorial to Thomas Lawrence; C19 and C20 glass. (RCHM Dorset, vol IV, p 13, no 1. Pitfield, F P, Dorset Parish Churches A-D, Dorset Publishing Co 1981, pp 196-8. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Dorset , Penguin, 1972, p 159).

Listing NGR: ST8691018463

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
102945
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Royal Commission on Historic Monuments; Inventory of Dorset Vol 4, (1972), 13
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 159
Pitfield, FP , Dorset Parish Churches, (1981), 196-198

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: 31 Jul 2005
Reference: IOE01/11705/08
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