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St Aldhelm's Chapel, Cranborne

Description: St Aldhelm's Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107346

OS Grid Reference: SU0616214652
OS Grid Coordinates: 406162, 114652
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9313, -1.9137

Location: Cranborne, Dorset BH21 5RX

Locality: Cranborne
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 5RX

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Listing Text


7/9 St Aldhelm's Chapel

18.3.55 II

Chapel of Ease, now redundant, dated 1838. Banded brick and flint with
rusticated brick quoins and ashlar dressings, slate roof. Plan: combined
nave and chancel; north chapel; north tower. In an electric classical style.
Round-headed ashlar windows with moulded architraves and stone keystones,
some with transoms at the springing line. Modillioned brick cornice.
Rusticated west doorway with double, panelled doorway in pilastered surround;
3-light window over. Belfry has 2-light round-headed ashlar windows. Ashlar
open cupola with round arches on Roman Doric columns surmounted by a vase

Internal features (RCHM): reset C16 and C17 panelling; wall tablet to Henry
Brouncher and family 1825; reset stone cartouche with painted arms; gadrooned
stone font with fluted bowl, probably 1838; (Pevsner) Openwork pulpit
incorporating C17 work. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. V, p.7, no.2., Newman, J and
Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.105.)

Listing NGR: SU0616214652

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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