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© Mr Ken Venton-Prentice LRPS

IoE Number: 396446
Photographer: Mr Ken Venton-Prentice LRPS
Date Photographed: 05 September 1999
Date listed: 22 December 1983
Date of last amendment: 22 December 1983
Grade I

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SOUTH PERROTT SOUTH PERROTT VILLAGE ST 4706 2/269 St Mary's Church GV I Parish Church. C13, with C15 crossing-tower, chancel and south chapel of 1907-13. Nave, west porch, north and south transepts, chancel, south chapel. Rubble-stone and ashlar walls, with stone dressings. Lead roofs. Nave: single window in each wall: 3-light trefoil-cusped with panel tracery above, in a 2-centred head, C15 inserted. Diagonal buttresses, C15. West porch, C13, largely rebuilt in C15, (diagonal buttresses). Outer arch has a thin double roll-moulding, and a keeled label, returned. Remains of Holy Water stoup. North and south transepts, C13, with added diagonal buttresses in C15. Similar windows have cinquefoiled lights. Central Tower: 3 stages, C13 crossing-arches, upper part C15 with a plain parapet and gargoyles. Second stage has a square-headed window in each face, all blocked except on north. Bell-chamber, windows of 2 trefoiled lights with plain vertical tracery in a square head, with a label. Chancel, rebuilt 1907-13, with trefoil-cusped heads and panel tracery over. Small quatrefoils in the head. 2-light north window. South chapel, rebuilt at same time, on site of a C16 chapel. Interior: crossing has single respond shafts with plainly moulded bases and capitals. South transept has a piscina with ogee-trefoil head. Roll-mould over. Chamfered sides and capitals. Roof of north transept, C15 moulded plates, ridge-beam and joists. Arched braces from C15 head-corbels. Nave roof is renewed. Fittings: Porch, west door with heavy strap-hinges, C17. Font: stone, octagonal bowl with short cylindrical stem and moulded base, C13. Pulpit: wood, octagonal, on an open-legged base. Carved Signs of the Evangelists, C20. Monuments: Nave, black and white marble wall tablet, showing form of a table-tomb, to Susannah, widow of Samuel Kitson, 1832. By Reynolds, Yeovil (bottom right). South transept: stone wall-tablet, to Thomas Foster and Ann, died respectively 1778, 1783. Source: RCHM Dorset I, p176 (1).

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