CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1120073

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1955

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, VERWOOD ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, VERWOOD ROAD

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

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset (District Authority)

Parish: Woodlands

National Grid Reference: SU 05078 09016

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Details

WOODLANDS SU OO NE VERWOOD ROAD (south side)

6/160 Church of the Ascension 18.3.55

GV II

Anglican Parish Church. Built 1892 for the Countess of Shaftesbury. Architect, G F Bodley. Brick walls with stone dressings, tiled roof. Stone bellcote set longitudinally at junction of nave and chancel. Double nave and chancel with no structural division, and central arcade, north porch, and vestry south of chancel. North elevation has, at west end, porch with coped gable. Pointed arched doorway flanked by stone buttresses. In north wall of church, 2 square headed 3-light windows with ogee tracery. East wall has central buttress with gabled top, and two 2-light pointed arched windows with ogee tracery. On south side, at east end, vestry with flat roof and moulded parapet. In south wall of church 2 square headed windows as in north wall. West gable wall has central buttress and two 2-light pointed arched windows with curvilinear tracery. Foundation stone dated 1891. Internally, walls plastered. Central arcade of 5 bays - the eastern 1½ bays forming chancel. Roof with colour decoration, and principals supported on arcade wall. Arcade with octagonal columns, moulded caps and chamfered arches. Carved oak chancel screen by Bodley. Carved and painted timber altar and reredos. Mural paintings in chancel. C12 circular stone font on C20 base, from the former Church at Knowlton (qv). (R.C.H.M. Monument 2. Dorset Vol II. Newman and Pevsner "Buildings of England. Dorset").

Listing NGR: SU0507809016

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 107619

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972)

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