CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1290242
Date first listed:
11-Nov-1966
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

District:
Dorset (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Corscombe
National Grid Reference:
ST 52229 04865

Details

CORSCOMBE CORSCOMBE VILLAGE ST 50 SW 11.11.66 5/203 CHURCH OF ST MARY GV I

Parish Church. C15 West Tower, and North Porch. Core of Nave. Nave and Chancel rebuilt by J Mountford Allen of Crewkerne, 1875-7. West Tower, nave, South aisle, chancel, north porch. Rubble-stone walls with Ham stone ashlar dressings. Plain tile roofs. West Tower: 3 stages divided by strings. Canted newel-stair on north wall of tower to mid-stage, stopped off with a hipped stone slate roof. West doorway with a moulded pointed head, and jambs, C15. Plank door. 2-light stone mullion window over with a large casement moulding. 2-light bell-openings with a straight quatrefoil over. Crenellated parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Tower unbuttressed. Nave north wall with 3 renewed stone mullion windows. West has label and head stop of C19. Other 2 have labels with C15 head stops. Chancel has 2 2-light windows with geometrical tracery heads. Label and head-stops, all C19. East window: of 4 lights with plate tracery, labels and stops, C19. North porch, C15, pointed arch and moulded jambs, Low-pitched gable with gargoyles. Nave, north door sculptured composition externally, C15, standards set diagonally with angel-head brackets formerly supporting images. Door-head level has crocketed and finialled canopies with traceried soffits. Above doorway: 3 niches with half-angels as brackets, side-standards with trefoiled gables. Interior: 2-centred tower-arch with single respond and 2 outer rolls. Nave: rebuilt in C19, east of the porch. 5-bay south aisle with conventional pier-design and pointed arches. C19 roof of arch-braced, collar construction. King-posts. Wall-plate with pierced quatrefoils and embattled. Chancel-arch, C19, with 3 responds and plain moulded capitals. Heavy Perp-style mouldings. Ceiled roof of Marsard-style internally, divided into 20 compartments. South organ chamber, with a wide 2-centred arch, C19. Pointed door in south chancel wall, label with foliage stops over. Fittings: Font, stone, octagonal with 2 cusped panels on each side. Plain, octagonal stone base. C15, stem and base modern. Pulpit, octagonal, of stone and carried on short marbled colonettes with foliage capitals. Sides have Venetian Renaissance detailing, including sunk paterae. East window: stained glass of 1877. Monuments: Wall Tablet, by Chislett of Beaminster, to Joseph Bishop, 1823, Sarah his wife, 1800, and others. Marble wall-tablet with flanking pilaster-strips, draped sarcophagus and bay-tree, to Elizabeth Bowring 1837, by Wilkins. Source: RCHM Dorset I, pl05(1). F P Pitfield, Dorset Parish Churches, p208.

Listing NGR: ST5223004866

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
395573
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset I West, (1952), 105
Pitfield, FP , Dorset Parish Churches, (1981), 208

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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