CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, INCUDING CHURCHYARD BOUNDARY WALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1304066
Date first listed:
31-Jul-1961
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, INCUDING CHURCHYARD BOUNDARY WALL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, INCUDING CHURCHYARD BOUNDARY WALL

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

County:
Dorset
District:
West Dorset (District Authority)
Parish:
Lillington
National Grid Reference:
ST 62950 12709, ST 62951 12710

Details

LILLINGTON ST 61 SW LOWER LILLINGTON

2/75 Church of Saint 31.7.61 Martin, including churchyard boundary wall.

GV I

Anglican Parish Church. C13 origin, chancel and tower C15, porch C17, south chapel C18. Restored 1848, architect Withers of Sherborne. Rubble stone walls, stone slate roofs with coped gables to chancel and porch. Nave, chancel, north porch, south chapel (used as vestry), west tower. Tower of 3 stages, has square stair turret on north. Battlemented parapet with pinnacles - some missing. String course at base of parapet with angle gargoyles. Diagonal buttresses. String courses at each stage; moulded plinth. Belfry windows of 2 lights, with Perpendicular tracery and pierced stone panels. In centre stage, rectangular window in south wall. West window of 3 lights, with Perpendicular tracery. West door in 4-centred arch in square frame, with hoodmould. In south wall of nave a C13 2-light window with plate tracery. In south wall of vestry a single-light window with trefoiled head. North and south walls of chancel each have a C15 2-light square-headed window with hoodmould and cinquefoiled lights. Buttresses at east end of chancel. Restored C15 2-light east window, with Perpendicular tracery. In north wall of nave, east of porch a C15 3-light window with hoodmould and Perpendicular tracery. Small rectangular window west of porch. Porch, C17, has round-arched doorway. Inner doorway has pointed arch and a C15 oak battened door. Stone consecration crosses cut on several windows. These described as medieval by RCHM, but include one on the C17 north-west nave window and one on the C18 south chapel window. Internal walls plastered. Chancel has a plastered pointed barrel ceiling. Several C18 and early C19 wall tablets. Consecration cross on south wall. Chancel arch segmental pointed, with circular shafts. Nave has a C15 pointed waggon roof with plastered panels, moulded ribs and carved bosses. Good C18 monument on south wall. Tower arch C15, with panelled soffite and continuous mouldings. Font, C15, octagonal, with quatrefoil panelled sides and C17 oak cover. Pews and pulpit C19. Churchyard wall of rubble stone, with flat coping. An attractive small church, interior enhanced by limewashing in medieval manner. (RCHM Monument 1. (Dorset. Vol.1))

Listing NGR: ST6294912712

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
106093
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1952)

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: 05 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/00703/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr RJ Whittick. Source Historic England Archive
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