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Former Chapel Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Charminster, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7512 / 50°45'4"N

Longitude: -2.4571 / 2°27'25"W

OS Eastings: 367848

OS Northings: 94718

OS Grid: SY678947

Mapcode National: GBR PY.32K1

Mapcode Global: FRA 57R3.6KR

Entry Name: Former Chapel Block

Listing Date: 4 October 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119850

English Heritage Legacy ID: 106411

Location: Charminster, West Dorset, Dorset, DT2

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Charminster

Built-Up Area: Charlton Down

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Charminster St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

CHARMINSTER HERRISON HOSPITAL
SY 69 SE
7/27 Former Chapel Block

4.10.89 II

Former chapel, now store and general purpose rooms. c.1860. Red, blue and
cream brick in Flemish bond, limestone dressings; slate roof. Central section
of original hospital buildings, being a chapel above high undercroft; symmet-
rical front with full-height central gable, in good Ruskinian gothic - an early
exemplar. Front is in 2 storeys, 2:1:2 bays (but 2:2:2 bays to lower floor).
At lower level are paired sashes in stone surrounds with central colonnette to
shouldered lintol immediately below mid-band in yellow and blue diaper pattern
brickwork. The upper level has 5-light decorated window flanked by two 3-light
similar, all to Venetian voussoirs over pointed heads and under continuous
moulded drip course. Steep central and end gables to saddle-back raised
copings, and set to kneelers. Plain gabled returns, mainly concealed by
adjacent buildings, which are not of special interest. The front has angle
buttresses at either end, diagonal buttresses to centre projection, and plain
buttresses at intermediate points, all from stepped plinth, with steep sloping
offsets, stone cappings, and a series of blue-brick bands in very fine brickwork
throughout. Back of block concealed by other structures, not of special
interest. The interior has an original 6-bay arch-braced tied hammer-beam roof
of high quality with very decorative brick end gables, all concealed by later
dropped ceiling, and doors have flat pointed segmental heads with heavy roll
moulding, mostly with original doors. An important piece of Ruskinian influence
of early date.

These buildings were previously included in the 55th list for the District of
West Dorset.


Listing NGR: SY6784894718

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