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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: 1156943



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

County: Hampshire

District: New Forest

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Beaulieu

National Park: NEW FOREST

Grade: I

Date first listed: 08-Oct-1959

Date of most recent amendment: 10-Jun-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 143335

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BEAULIEU PALACE LANE (off) SU 3802/3902 B3054 Church of the Blessed Virgin and 17/17 Child (formerly listed as Parish 8.10.59 Church (Blessed Virgin & Child) GV I Parish church, originally monastic frater. Early /mid C13, altered C15 and C16, restored 1849 and 1900-10. Coursed Binstead stone, internally Caen stone and Purbeck marble, old plain tile roof. On north-south axis, 4 wide bays. At south end, in centre is huge full-height buttress, each side pointed lancet (centre lancet behind buttress). Sloping-topped angle buttresses. East side has 6 pointed lancets with continuous roll-moulding, but boiler-house and chimney in north bay, buttresses between bays and C19 gabled porch to north of centre. West side has similar lancets, 2 near south end, 2 to north of centre, between is staircase turret like a buttress, 2-light window, and 3 smaller lancets. In front of one of these and towards north 3 irregular C18 buttresses. Near north end C16 doorway and remains of hatch from kitchen. North elevation, facing onto cloisters, has 3-order finely moulded doorway, retaining medieval door with original ironwork. Beside 2-light trefoiled window. 3 lancets over, taller one in centre, with moulded sill string. Lancet high-set in gable. On roof square-plan hip-roofed bellcote. Inside main feature is, on south wall, the C13 reading pulpit on huge corbel bracket decorated with large stiff-leaf splays. Actual pulpit C19 restoration. Behind is pointed archway to room lit by 2-light window and vaulted. To south is doorway to staircase in buttress/turret. To north staircase access with open arcade to church of coupled Purbeck columns to moulded point arches, 4 arches and 2 higher-set to south. To north is pointed doorway with wall painting. C15 arched brace roof with longitudinal ribs and bosses on junction. Rest of the building has C16, C18 and C19 features. Circa 1900 reredos. Monument 1651 to Mary Do, stone and marble, figure under open pediment on Tuscan columns. Rest of monuments and furnishings C19. VCH; Vol.4; 1911; p653. Buildings of England, Hampshire; Pevsner; Penguin; 1966; p96.

Listing NGR: SP3883202548

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1911), 653
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 96

National Grid Reference: SU 38832 02548


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