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The Portman Chapel, Bryanston

Description: The Portman Chapel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103304

OS Grid Reference: ST8746607054
OS Grid Coordinates: 387466, 107054
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8629, -2.1795

Location: Bryanston, Dorset DT11 0PS

Locality: Bryanston
Local Authority: North Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT11 0PS

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Listing Text


5/30 The Portman Chapel
(Formerly listed as
14-7-55 Old church of St Martin)


Parish church, now private chapel, 1745 with late C19 vestry. Rendered walls with
rusticated stone quoins forming angle pilasters. Slate roofs with pedimented stone
gables. Undifferentiated nave and chancel with south vestry. North wall has 2 Palladian
windows with stone architraves and glazing bars. The westermost window has part of the
architrave missing. Blind Palladian window to east end. South wall has round headed
window blocking former priest's door flanked by Ionic columns with an entablature with
reeded frieze and paterae. The west doorway is flanked by Ionic columns carrying a
segmental pediment-Panelled door. West end has wooden bell-cote with clock under a
lead covered cupola.

Internal features (RCHM): Coved ceiling; fielded oak panels to walls; C18 painted
plaster and wood reredos; several C18 monuments. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.46, no.1
Newman, J. and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset 1972, p.120).

Listing NGR: ST8746507055

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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