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Unitarian Church, Wareham Town

Description: Unitarian Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 May 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 108078

OS Grid Reference: SY9231287304
OS Grid Coordinates: 392312, 87304
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6853, -2.1102

Location: B3075, Worth Matravers, Dorset BH20 4LT

Locality: Wareham Town
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 4LT

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Listing Text

(West Side)

Unitarian Church
(formerly listed as
Unitarian Chapel)
SY 9287 1/39 7.5.52.


Opened on 29 September, 1830. Stucco. Tetrastyle Roman Ionic portico on high
bases, with 7 steps up between panelled retaining walls, and with full entablature
and blocking course. Blind wall on either side, with round-headed panels and
full entablature. Central attic with panelled flanking pilasters, cornice and
pediment. 4-panelled double doors with ornamental lamp bracket over. Courtyard
paved with stone setts.
Interior. Gallery on 2 slender Tuscan columns along east side: entablature, panelling
and cornice. Clock by Edward Wilkins of Newport, Isle of Wight. Other fittings
late C19, including communion rail and rails to pulpit with very elaborate iron
balusters, excellent organ in elaborate Gothic manner, modern neo-classical organ
and brass pulpit (1903).

Nos 2 to 10 (even), The Unitarian Chapel, Nos 12 to 32 (even) And Holy Trinity
Gallery form a group.

Listing NGR: SY9231287304

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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