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Church of St James, Alderholt

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107462

OS Grid Reference: SU1047612606
OS Grid Coordinates: 410476, 112606
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9128, -1.8523

Location: Daggons Road, Alder Holt, Dorset SP6 3DW

Locality: Alderholt
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: SP6 3DW

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Listing Text


3/4 Church of St James


Parish Church, 1849 with chancel of 1922. Heathstone rubble with rubble
dressings, ashlar dressings to chancel. Slated and tiled roofs with end stone
copings except to west end and porch. These have crow stepped gables. Plan:
nave; chancel; north vestry; west porch. 3 light mullioned and transomed west
window with triangular head. Nave windows of a single light with chamfered
triangular heads and chamfered surrounds separated by buttresses of 2
weathered stages. Chancel and vestry have trefoiled single light windows and
offset buttresses. East window of 3 graduated lancets. Pointed west bellcote
with wooden shingles. Porch has plain pointed arch. West doorway has
chamfered, square head and continuous jambs. Double, 3-leaf, studded plank

Interior features: pointed, moulded chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds
with moulded caps and bases; C19 panelled entrance lobby/ringing chamber;
chancel has 2 bay arch-braced collar roof; nave has 4-bay braced king-post
roof with tie beams and a single tier of purlins; C19 octagonal stone font
with quatrefoil panels; C19/C20 pews; open gridwork timber pulpit from St
Osmund, Parkstone, Poole.

A very simple and unusual church. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, pl, no. 1 Newman,
J and Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England Dorset, p.74).

Listing NGR: SU1047612606

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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