Parish Church of St Andrew, Trent - West Dorset

Medieval church with a richly decorated interior. There is internal damp, and structural work to the tower and spire is needed. The church also has important and high quality medieval and Victorian window glass, some of which is showing signs of structural instability and paint detachment. A trial of isothermal glazing has taken place with positive results and advice was provided by Historic England in 2015 regarding formal application of this approach to create a more controlled and stable climate. The congregation is seeking funding for the agreed glazing works.

Parish Church of St Andrew, Trent - West Dorset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Parish Church of St Andrew
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1323927
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Parish Church of St Andrew
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Trent
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West 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: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA