This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1118852



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Melcombe Horsey

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104880

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



10/150 26-1-56 Church of St Andrew


Parish church, largely mid C14, upper stage of tower and rebuilding of south chapel, C15, restoration and partial rebuilding of chancel 1844. Mainly flint and rubble walls with ashlar dressings. Nave and chancel have tiled roofs with stone copings bearing finials. South chapel roof is stone slated, north chapel roof hidden behind parapet. Plan: nave, chancel, west tower, north chapel and south chapel incorporating porch. Tower: 2 stages separated by strings, the upper one having north gargoyle; hollow-chamfered plinth; embattled parapet; diagonal and square set buttresses; vice turret with pyramidal stone roof; 3-light reticulted west window under 2-centred head with returned label; bell openings of 2-lights under 2-centred heads with pierced stone panels. Most windows are of 2 or 3-ogee headed, trefoiled lights unde square heads. East chancel window similar to west window but of the C19. South nave window of 3-lights with panel tracery under a square head, with label having stops with carved initials. South chapel south window has shallow triangular head and is of 3-lights with panel tracery and a label with carved head stops. South chapel east window of 3-lights with panel tracery under a 2-centred head. South porch has a segmental pointed door of 2 chamfered orders. The south nave door has a chamfered, 4-centred head with continuous jambs. Interior features: chapel and tower arches are 2-centred with 2 chamfered orders and flat responds; chancel arch is of the C19 with a flat soffit and jambs,the imposts being formed of reused window mullions; wooden chapel screen dated 1619; C18 fielded wooden pulpit with cornice; C17 turned communion rails; some benches possibly C16 restored; c 1200 round stone font on C20 base; cinqufoiled ogee headed niche in porch; C18, C19 and C20 monuments; some early glass; south chapel and nave have C19 waggon roofs; chancel has arch-braced collar roof; north chapel has flat boarded roof; some possibly C16 tiles; stoup in east jamb of south doorway; various reset fragments of medieval carving. RCHM, Dorset, vol III, pp 161-3, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, The Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin 1972, p 278.

Listing NGR: ST7727502082

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset III Central, (1970), 161-163
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 278

National Grid Reference: ST 77274 02083


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1118852 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 20-Aug-2018 at 02:18:05.

End of official listing