ST 4400 & 4500 STOKE ABBOTT STOKE ABBOTT VILLAGE
12/270 Parish Church of
Parish Church. C12 and C13 core, with C14 porch and chancel-arch.
C15 west tower, and former north chapel. 1826 tower restoration.
1876 church restoration, when north arcade and north aisle rebuilt.
Coursed and dressed stone walls. Clay tile roofs. West tower: 3
stages with a plain parapet, much of the facing modern. West door-
way with chamfered jambs and two-centred head, with a label and stops.
West window of 2 trefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a two-
centred head. Modern window in south wall. Bell-chamber: restored
windows of two trefoiled lights. Nave: south wall has 2 windows,
eastern C15, western is modern. South doorway, C15, with chamfered
jambs and a two-centred head. Chancel: North wall, 3 windows, first
and third are C13 lancets. C12 middle-window, of one round-headed
light. South wall windows, C13 coupled lancets, and single lancet,
and C15 western window. East window of 3 cinquefoiled lights with
vertical tracery in a two-centred head, label and stops. South
porch has a re-set outer archway, of two hollow-chamfered orders.
Interior: Nave, north arcade, late C19, to north aisle of that period.
Short round piers with plain moulded capitals. Arcade mouldings:
ovolo, sunk quadrant, hollow chamfer, stopped. North aisle, has a
reset C13 lancet of 2 lights. Font: late C12, tapering cylindrical
bowl with top and base mouldings, richly diapered surface with
acanthus ornament. Upper part has an enriched arcade, carried on
cat's mask corbels. Under arcade, a series of heads, mostly bearded
and one restored. Pulpit: early C17, much restored of three panelled
sides in 2 tiers, enriched upper and middle rails, Stoup: nave South
wall, recess with 2-centred head and bowl c.C15. Monuments: white
marble wall-tablet to Aubrey Price, M.A., rector, 1782 with Latin
inscription and shield of arm.
Source: R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p 224(1).
Listing NGR: ST4536300593