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Dorset (Unitary Authority)
Stourton Caundle
National Grid Reference:
ST 71452 15198


STOURTON CAUNDLE STOURTON CAUNDLE: ST 7115 VILLAGE STREET (EAST SIDE) 12/179 Parish Church of 4.10.60 St Peter GV I Parish church. North and south chancel C13; west tower early C14; nave, south porch and east chancel late C14; south chapel C15, general restoration 1902. Caused rubble and coursed squared rubble with ashlar dressings. Stone slated, gable ended roofs, stone coping to chancel. Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, south porch and south chapel. Chancel is 'Early English', early C14 work 'Decorated' and late C14 and C15 work is 'Perpendicular'. West tower of 3 stages with diagonal, buttresses to first two stages. Embattled parapet with crocketted corner finials and string course with corner gargoyles beneath. Vice turret with 2 loops to north. West door has 2-centred arch with continously moulded jambs and stopped label. Above is a 3-light window with reticulated tracery under a 2-centred head with returned label. The second stage has a rectangular loop north and a sundial and clock south. The third stage has to each side a 2-centred head, 2 light window with a quatrefoil and 'perpendicular' tracery, stooped label. The nave windows are of 2 lights with perpendicular tracery under 2-centred heads with returned labels. To the west are oval gallery windows in ashlar surrounds. The north nave wall has reset C18 gravestones alternating with the windows. The north and south chancel windows are lancets with chamfered heads and jambs; south chancel has 2- centred chamfered doorway. East chancel window of 2-lights with perpendicular tracery under 2-centred head, Chapel east window of 2-lights with perpen- dicular tracery under 2-centre head with stooped label. South window of 3-lights and perpendicular tracery under a segmental pointed head. South porch has a 2-centred arch with continuously moulded jambs and returned label. Inner door with continously chamfered 2-centred head and stopped label. West wall has single light window under a 2-centred head. Tower arch with flat jambs and 4-centred head with 2 hollow chamfers. Chancel arch is 2-centred and moulded, central hollow chamfer continuous with jambs; shafts with capitals to responds. Chapel arch is 2-centred and moulded, central hollow chamfer continuous with jambs; shafts with cable moulded capitals to responds. Large squint.Roofs: nave has barrel roof with tie teams and original wall-plates; chancel has wagon roof with original wall- plate; chapel has similar with later tie beam and shields on wall plate. C15 alter tomb in nave with canopy and double-cusped arch containing recumbent female effigy. Early C18 gadrooned font. C13 piscinae in chancel and chapel. Early C16 wooden panelled pulpit with linenfolds below and blind tracery with crocketted finials above. 4-centred rebated rood vice door. Various studded plank doors on strap hinges, west door dated 1766. C17 communion rails reset under chancel arch. Black letter painted inscription in chapel. "RCHM, Dorset, vol III", p 266, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, "The Buildings of England: Dorset", Penguin, 1972 p 403.

Listing NGR: ST7145215201


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Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970), 266
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 403


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10502/14
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