Church of St Dunstan (formerly St Osmund), Bournemouth Road - Poole (UA)

Former parish church now used for worship by Greek Orthodox congregation. Constructed largely of red brick in 1904 by GAB Livesay in the free Byzantine style, and completed by ES Prior in partnership with Arthur Grove between 1913 and 1914. The dome was partially rebuilt in 1922-4 by Sidney Tugwell. Suffering extensively from the failure of guttering, drainage and roof maintenance, there has been a substantial impact on the internal decoration and integrity of the brick work. Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship offered. Project development works due to complete in summer 2018.

Church of St Dunstan (formerly St Osmund), Bournemouth Road - Poole (UA)
© Borough of Poole Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST OSMUND
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1273602
  • Local Planning Authority: Poole (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Dunstan (formerly St Osmund)
  • Street Name: Bournemouth Road
  • Unitary Authority: Poole (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Poole
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*