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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: 1120181



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

County District District Type Parish
DorsetEast DorsetDistrict AuthorityCranborne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 107357

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11/20 Church of St Mary and St Bartholomew 18.3.55


Parish church. C12 north doorway and parts of south arcade; C14 main body of nave and aisles; C19 work by David Brandon. Flint and rubble with ashlar dressings. Tiled and lead-covered roof, some stone-slated margins. Gable stone copings. Plan: nave; chancel; north and south aisles; west tower; north porch, north vestry, south organ chamber. Nave has 2 clerestorey windows of 3 elliptically headed lights. Aisles have mainly early C14 2-light, windows with ogee-headed lights; east window of south aisle has early C14 window of 3 graduated, trefoiled lights, adjacent is a C15 4-light square-headed window. West tower; massive, of five stages separated by moulded strings; diagonal and square-set buttresses; octagonal south vice-turret; pointed west doorway in moulded, square surround with label having carved stops; 5-light west window with Perpendicular tracery under pointed head; small trefoiled windows to north and south of fourth stage: 2-light belfry windows with Perpendicular tracery under 4-centred heads. C19 parts have mainly paired lancets. The east window is of 5 graduated lancets. Reset north doorway has round head with shafted jambs with scalloped capitals and chevron and nailhead decoration.

Internal features: 6 bay, pointed arcade of 2 chamfered orders, truncated to the west, on alternating octagonal and shafted piers; C19 pointed, moulded chancel arch with shafted jambs; C15 plastered waggon-roof with tie-beams; beamed aisle roofs; C19 waggon roof to chancel; several C14 wall paintings; late C14 or early C15 circular oak pulpit with panelled sides, blind tracery and cornice with carved bosses; c1200 stone font with octagonal bowl with pointed panelled sides on central circular pier surrounded by subsidiary shafts; some reset medieval glass; a number of important monuments notably to Sir Edward Hooper 1678, Ann and Katherine Hooper C17, John Elliott 1641 and John Hawles 1571; a tomb recess in north chancel wall may have been an Easter Sepulchre. Other fittings largely C19. (RCHM, Dorset, V, p.5-7, no. 1. Newman, J and Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.170-1.)

Listing NGR: SU0545513248

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1975), 5-7
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 170-171

National Grid Reference: SU 05453 13247


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