Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1120327

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1952



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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck (District Authority)

Parish: Lytchett Minster and Upton

National Grid Reference: SY 96044 93092


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


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

Legacy System number: 108985

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1970)

End of official listing