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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: 1119896



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swanage

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Mar-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108192

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HIGH STREET 1. 5190 (north side) United Reformed Church (formerly listed as Congregational Chapel) SZ 0278 5/66 26.6.52 II GV

2. Original building of 1837. Designed by "Mr George Gollop of Poole" (RCHM). Large extension to east built 1901-2, designed by Tom Stevens of Bournemouth (Pevsner). The original building is of Purbeck Stone rubble, with a central projecting section in ashlar. Roof concealed behind parapet. The projecting centre section has 2 doors on the ground floor, with semi-circular heads. These are carved with the dates - Built 1705, and Rebuilt 1837, respectively. First floor has a semi-circular headed window. The side sections have double-hung sash windows on the ground and first floors. Internally, this building retains its panelled gallery round 3 sides - carried on cast iron columns. It is now used as a Hall. The Pulpit from this building has been re-used in the newer extension - see below. At the rear of the original Church, at a lower level, is the old Schoolroom. - believed to be one of the earliest day schools in Swanage. Simple panelling to the walls. The later building is of Purbeck Stone, and is in a Gothic Revival style. The main south front, facing High Street, has the centre "nave" section projecting beyond the "aisles", which end in single- storey porches with parapets. The centre section has a 4-light square-headed traceried window on the ground floor, and above this a large Perpendicular style window. The building is set back in a forecourt with stone paving, which has a Purbeck Stone boundary wall with stone gate piers and iron gates. A prominent building in the High Street. RCHM Monument 3.

Listing NGR: SZ0274578711

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SZ 02745 78711


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