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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: 1305445



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

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Margaret Marsh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Aug-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 102700

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5/72 Church of St Margaret 16.8.60 GV II*

Parish Church, C15 west tower, remainder rebuilt 1872. C19 work by Crickmay. Coursed squared rubble and ashlar with ashlar dressings. Tiled, gable-ended roofs, with stone copings. Plan: west tower, nave, chancel, south porch. West tower: 3-stages separated by weathered strings; diagonal buttresses to first 2 stages; embattled parapet; octagonal vice tower; 4-centred arch west door of 2 chamfered orders with label; 3-light, vertical tracery window under 2-centred head with string course carried over as label; 2-centred, 2-light bell-stage openings with lattice stone panels; south face has similar window in second stage; gargoyle to parapet string. Nave windows are 2-light with vertical tracery under 2-centred heads with returned labels. North and south chancel windows of 2-lights with flowing tracery. East window of 3-lights with vertical tracery under a 2-centred head with stopped label. Gabled south porch with 4-centred, plain chamfered arch. South door of a similar pattern. Internal features: early C14 round bowl font on C18 base. Some medieval glass reset in west-window. Other fittings and fixtures largely C19. RCHM, Dorset, vol IV, p 45/6, no 1. Newman J, and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 269.

Listing NGR: ST8235218632

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1972), 45-46
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 269

National Grid Reference: ST 82352 18632


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