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Church of St James, Holt

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 107519

OS Grid Reference: SU0300103925
OS Grid Coordinates: 403001, 103925
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8349, -1.9587

Locality: Holt
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 7DH

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Listing Text


9/61 Church of St James


Parish Church, 1836, repairs and alterations 1875 and chancel 1889. 1875 work
by J Tulloch, 1875 work by T H Wyatt. Flemish bond brickwork with some flared
headers and some ashlar dressings. Slate roof with stone gable copings and
west ashlar bell-cote. Plan: nave; chancel; transeptal vestry and organ
chamber. Nave: brick lancets separated by weathered buttresses; west,
pointed, moulded doorway with returned label and plank door; pointed window in
moulded, trefoiled recess with label above. Chancel and transepts; transept
windows of 3-lights under straight heads with curvilinear tracery; 5-light
east window under pointed head with curvilinear tracery, each light separated
by an ashlar strip; flat buttresses; roughcast gables. Interior: pointed,
moulded chancel arch dying into jambs with subsidiary pointed arches either
side; pointed transept arches of 2 chamfered orders; tie beam nave roof; king
and queen post roof to chancel; C19 glass; C19 monuments; C19 octagonal stone
font on octagonal plinth; early C17 octagonal timber pulpit from Wimborne
Minster Church with moulded arcade and entablature supported by freestanding
Corinthian columns; other features C19. The chancel is of a curiously
modernistic design for the period. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, p.32, no. 1,
Newman J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England. Dorset, 1972, 1972,
p.232. Warren Col P J K 'The Story of Holt Church and Holt Forest, Wimborne,
revised 1975).

Listing NGR: SU0300103925

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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