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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: 1120327



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lytchett Minster and Upton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 108985

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LYTCHETT MINSTER DORCHESTER ROAD SY 99 SE NORTH SIDE 4/72 Parish church Dedication Unknown - 20/11/52 II Anglican Parish Church. Tower C15, - rest of church rebuilt 1833-4 by John Tulloch of Wimborne. Tower has ironstone walls - rest of church of buff brick on an ironstone base - possibly incorporating re-used stone from earlier church. Low-pitched slate roofs with coped gables and wide eaves. In Commissioners' Gothic style. Nave, chancel, north vestry, south porch, west tower. Tower of 3 stages, has angle buttresses to lowest stage. Battlemented parapet. Polygonal stair turret on north wall. Belfry has 2-light square- headed windows. Slit window below belfry in south wall. In west wall, doorway altered in C19, - window over this has had tracery removed. South porch has gabled roof, with a pinnacled slate sundial at apex. Carved head below this. Angle buttrusses with octagonal pinnacles. Pointed arched doorway with continuous mouldings. Nave, and north and south chancel walls have pointed arched windows, - originally with Y-tracery - removed from some windows. One window in south wall of nave altered in late Cl9 - now has 4-centred arch. East window of chancel of 3 lights with Perpendicular style tracery. Angle buttresses to nave and chancel.

Porch has plaster quadripartite vault with moulded ribs. Tablet commemorating rebuilding in 1833. Panelled oak inner doors. Canted ceilings to nave and chancel with some ornamental plasterwork. West gallery with panelled front, on timber columns. Early Cl9 carved Royal Arms. Simple C15 octagonal stone font. RCHM Monument 1 (Dorset Vol II)

Listing NGR: SY9604693094

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

National Grid Reference: SY 96044 93092


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