ST BARNABAS, LYDLINCH

   
Former parish church. Entirely rebuilt in 1884 by W.J Fletcher. Original features seem mostly to be C 15 and C 16. Coursed, squared rubble with ashlar dressings. Stone slate, gable ended roof with stone copings and double bell-cot. Plan: Chancel, South porch and North Vestry. A small church in the 'perpendicular' style. Windows mainly of 2-lights under square heads. East window of 2 trefoiled lights with panelled tracery under 2-centred head with a returned label; it appears to follow the original (see engraving in Hutchins, J, vol.III opposite p 686) Vestry has trefoiled windows. South porch has archway with chamfered 2-centred head. Barrel-vault roofs. Stone slab altar, possibly reused table-tomb top on reset table tomb. Octagonal C15 stone font with quatrefoil panels. Some early glass. Recumbent C13 effigy in south wall of nave set in cusped arched niche; figure of knight with legs crossed and feet resting on lion, said to be of Sir Ingelramus de Walys. C18 and C19 wall tablets. "RCHM, Dorset Vol III" p 138, no 3. Newman J and Pevsnez N. " The Buildings of England Dorset" Penguin 1972 p 399. Hutchins J "The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset" thirded 1868. Reprint by E.P. 1973.
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