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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: 1118967



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bridport

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Sep-1975

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104543

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5191 SY 4692 1/262

EAST STREET (South Side) United Reformed and Methodist Church


1859. Architects Poulton and Woodman of Reading. Hammer dressed stone with ashlar dressings. Pitched roof. Nave and 2 aisles. "W" front expresses this by buttresses with setbacks crowned by octagonal spirelets with steep gablets on each side. Coped gable end, crow-stepped at very top and crowned by tall finial. Large 5-light grouped lancets, centre 3 lights grouped together under 1 arch and divided from remainder by colonnettes: reticulated tracery hood mould. Pointed arch in gable end with Geometrical tracery. Porch to each aisle with very steep roof, coped gable ends and finials, diagonally planked double doors with ornamental iron hinges, in cusped pointed arches with hood moulds. Star-shaped windows above each porch. Side elevations have 6 lancets with shaped arches, separated by buttresses. Interior. Open hammerbeam timber roof on foliate corbels. Galleries round 3 sides on twisted iron columns. Rib-vaulted apse approached through arch on shafts with elaborate foliate capitals, corbelled out from wall; "O Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness" painted round extrados. Gabled and crocketed organ in apse. Panelled pulpit. Early C17 polygonal pulpit with 2 tiers of arcading, originally in the church at Charmouth. It was from this pulpit that the Vicar of Charmouth (John Wesley's great-grandfather) was preaching while the fugitive Charles II was waiting for the ship which failed to take him into exile in 1651.

Nos 8 to 36 (even) form a group with the United Reformed and Methodist Church.

Listing NGR: SY4675792863

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National Grid Reference: SY 46757 92863


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