This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


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: 1304283



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Up Cerne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

Date of most recent amendment: 21-May-1984

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 104977

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


ST 60 SE UP CERNE UP CERNE VILLAGE 8/246 26-1-56 Church of Unknown Dedication (formerly listed as Parish Church) GV II*

Parish Church, now private chapel. Possibly C15 origin, largely rebuilt 1870, organ chamber dated 1912. Banded flint and rubble, some ashlar and some render, ashlar dressings. Nave roof of tiles (some scalloped), chancel slated. Plan: nave, chancel, north chapel and organ chamber, west tower. West tower: 3-stages separated by moulded strings; embattled, ashlar parapet; diagonal buttresses with off-sets; 2-centred west window of 2-lights; rectangular loops to second stage; lancets to third stage. Nave: 3 paired lancets to the south, one to the north. Chancel; 2 south windows, one north, all are Cl6 2-light windows with square heads and returned labels; each light having a 4-centred head, central south door with wave moulded 4-centred head and continuous jambs (blocked); C15 3-light east window with 4-centred head, returned label and 'Perpendicular' tracery. Organ chamber: single lancet. Chapel: 2-centred, 2-light window with quatrefoil and returned label. Gabled porch with chamfered 2 centred arch and probably Cl5 small female figure reset. North doorway is 2-centred with 2 chamfered orders and has a partly Cl7 or earlier plank door with strap hinges and original lock. Internal features : Cl9 2-centred chancel arch with ovolo-mouldings, flat soffit, impost capitals and chamfered jambs; Cl9 2-centred tower arch with continuously chamfered flat jambs; C19 4-centred chapel arch with cusps, 2 chamfered orders; organ chamber has 4-centred, cusped arch with flat jamb to right and shafted, corbelled jamb left; early C17 fielded panel pulpit with reeded panel below and strapwork above; chapel screen and lectern have panelling similar to pulpit but may be a later copy; some box pews of uncertain date; nave has ribbed barrel-vaulted roof with carved bosses springing from head corbels; plain plastered chapel ceiling; various C19 and C20 wall tablets; Cl2 font with square Purbeck marble bowl with round head panels, and some scallops, cylindrical stem with later subsidary shafts; Cl7 floor slab; Cl9 glass. RCHM, Dorset, vol I, p 86, no 1. Newman J and Pevsner N, Buildings of England: Dorset, Penguin, 1972, p 432.

Listing NGR: ST6583002742

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset I West, (1974), 86
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 432

National Grid Reference: ST 65830 02742


© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1304283 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 25-Sep-2018 at 02:44:06.

End of official listing