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Old Church of Saint James

A Grade II Listed Building in Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6161 / 50°36'57"N

Longitude: -2.0602 / 2°3'36"W

OS Eastings: 395833

OS Northings: 79598

OS Grid: SY958795

Mapcode National: GBR 33V.7Y1

Mapcode Global: FRA 67KF.Z1L

Entry Name: Old Church of Saint James

Listing Date: 20 November 1959

Last Amended: 10 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120979

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109331

Location: Corfe Castle, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: Corfe Castle

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Kingston St James

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

CORFE CASTLE WEST STREET, KINGSTON
SY 95 79
(North side)
6/178 Old Church of Saint James
(formerly listed as "Old
20.11.59 Parish Church, now Parish
Hall")
- II
Former church, now redundant, and in course of conversion to house at time of
survey (1985). Built 1833 for first Earl of Eldon. Architect G S Repton.
Rough ashlar stone walls with ashlardressings, slate roof with coped gables and
part with parapets. Nave, sanctuary, south transept, shallow north transept,
tower north of nave. Tower has battlemented parapet and corner pinnacles.
Single-light square-headed belfry windows with ogee tracery. Similar windows
at lower level in east and west walls. Plain pointed-arched doorway in north
wall. East of tower, slightly projecting north transept,-with parapet, has 3
windows as in tower. One similar window in north wall, west of tower. East-wall
of chancel has moulded coping and shaped kneelers. 2-light pointed-arched east
window with ogee-headed lights. Small quatrefoil opening above this. On south
side of chancel, later vestry in course of demolition at time of survey. Two
2-light square-headed windows with ogee tracery. South transept gable similar
to sanctuary. Moulded pointed-arched doorway. Above this a quatrefoil opening
as in sanctuary. In south wall of nave, two 2-light windows as in south wall
of chancel. In west wall of nave a 3-light 4-centred arched window with
perpendicular style tracery with ogee-headed lights. Small quatrefoil opening
above this. Below the window, re-set, part of a C12 arch with chip-carved diaper
ornament. In tower base, an inscribed stone commemorating the building of the
church. Original west gallery survives - rest of interior reconstructed. Work
of conversion in progress at time of survey (June 1985) (RCHM, Monument 2.
Dorset. Vol. II).


Listing NGR: SY9583379598

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