The Church of St.Peter and St.Paul, Mappowder
ST73538 05989 (Lead author:GR)
The Parish Church of St.Peter and St.Paul lies on an outcrop of Jurassic Corallian limestone, close to the southern edge of the Blackmore Vale. The church is primarily built of Corallian limestone blocks, but other building stones are present. Blue Lias paving forms the perimeter of the church.
The above photograph shows the Corallian block construction with some iron-staining.
This photograph shows a Mass Clock carved into the Corallian on the east wall of the south aisle.
The interior of the church has an impressive barrel vault roof supported by corbels of Ham Stone
The church has a stone tiled roof on the nave and clay tiles on the chancel.
Here we can see the Ham Stone being used as buttress material and string stones.
Here we see a Knights Templar Effigy in Caen stone. It lies on a Purbeck Marble plinth with a surround of Corallian Oolite.
The photograph above shows a Greensand buttress and an isolated block of Greensand in the north-facing wall.
Typical grey Corallian block work with Ham Stone strings in the east- facing wall.
The impressive carved font with supporting pillars is of Purbeck Marble. The base is of Ham Stone.