Church of St Peter and St Paul, Market Place, Blandford Forum - Dorset (UA)

This church is a prime example of Georgian church architecture outside London. It was rebuilt after a fire between 1732 and 1739 to designs by John and William Bastard. The external stonework is in poor condition and there is water ingress to the interior causing damage to the plaster work. A Development grant was awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in January 2019 for repairs works to nave roof, parapet gutters, high level masonry and internal plasterwork.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Market Place, Blandford Forum - Dorset (UA)
© Marcus Chantrey, Benjamin Beauchamp Architects

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Church of St Peter and St Paul
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1251913
    Local Planning Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Peter and St Paul
    Street Name:
    Market Place
    Unitary Authority:
    Dorset (UA)
    Parish:
    Blandford Forum
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North Dorset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA