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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: 1303812



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Church Knowle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108947

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CHURCH KNOWLE CHURCH KNOWLE VILLAGE SY 9481 13/34 Parish Church of Saint Peter - 20.11.59 II* Anglican Parish Church. C13 origin, of cruciform plan. Tower and porch added in C14, upper part of tower rebuilt in C18, north aisle added c.1833. Rubble stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables. Nave, chancel, north and south transepts, north aisle, west tower, south porch. Tower, unbuttressed, of 3 stages, has pyramidal stone-slated cap. Plain rectangular windows in each stage, with stone louvres in upper stages. Doorway in north wall. Date Stone "1741, I C and E C, Churchwardens" on south wall. In west wall, reset stone with inscription (see also Church Farm House). South porch has plain 2-centred arched doorway. South transept has, in east and south walls, 2-light C13 windows with roundel over. South wall of nave has 2 plain lancet windows, deepened in early C19. South wall of chancel has priest's door. One C13 2-light window with quatrefoil over moulded. Also a C14 3-light square-headed window. East window of chancel, C13, as that in south wall. 2 similar windows in north wall. North wall of north transept has Cl3 window, matching those in south transept. North aisle wall has 2 paired lancet windows. Internally, aisle divided from nave by 2 timber columns supporting nave roof and gallery - this continued across west wall. Trusses of nave roof of tie beam and queen post form, c.1833. Chancel arch, C13 flanked by lower arches - originally, altar recesses. Traces of medieval floral painting. In chancel, C13 windows have rere-arches. Squints to transepts cut through window jambs. Piscina in south wall. South transept has piscina, and stone altar slab on C19 timber base. C18 monument on west wall. Broken stone coffin slabs on window cill. On east wall of north transept, monument of 1572 to John Clarel, - altar-tomb with canopy. Canopy crested, with enriched soffite. Tomb base with 4 quatrefoiled panels. Brasses - figures and coatsof arms - the latter coloured. Other fittings Cl9. RCHM Monument 1. (Dorset Vol II)

Listing NGR: SY9407881938

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SY 94078 81938


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