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Saint Aldhelm's Church, Lytchett Minster and Upton

Description: Saint Aldhelm's Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 August 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 109001

OS Grid Reference: SY9692294514
OS Grid Coordinates: 396922, 94514
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7502, -2.0450

Location: Randalls Hill, Upton, Dorset BH16 6AW

Locality: Lytchett Minster and Upton
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH16 6AW

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Listing Text

SY 99 SE
4/91 Saint Aldhelm's Church
- II*
Private chapel. Built 1898, Architect G Crickmay, for Lord Eustace
Cecil. Rock-faced ashlar lower walls, with smooth ashlar above, -
nave walls buttressed. Tiled roofs with ornamental ridges. Corbel
course at eaves, with carved heads. Nave, chancel, west tower,
south porch, north vestry. West wall of tower built as a full-width
buttress,with offsets. Pyramidal stone-slate roof with weathervane.
Arched openings to belfry, framing bells. Corbel course below belfry.
2-light windows in lower stage. Porch has pointed-arched opening,
with shafts with moulded caps. Lancet windows to nave. Single and
paired lancets to chancel. Triple lancet east window. Interior has
fairfaced stone walls. Pointed timber barrel ceilings to nave and
chancel. Chancel arch on responds with foliage carving. Semi-
circular tower arch. Simple stone font. Furnishings appear
contemporary. East window glass by Kempe.
See Pevsner "Buildings of England, Dorset". Lytchett Heath.

Listing NGR: SY9692294514

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Source: English Heritage

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