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Latitude: 50.8629 / 50°51'46"N
Longitude: -2.1795 / 2°10'46"W
OS Eastings: 387466
OS Northings: 107055
OS Grid: ST874070
Mapcode National: GBR 1Z8.V2V
Mapcode Global: FRA 66BT.DRH
Entry Name: The Portman Chapel
Listing Date: 14 July 1955
Last Amended: 11 June 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1110183
English Heritage Legacy ID: 103304
Location: Bryanston, North Dorset, Dorset, DT11
District: North Dorset
Civil Parish: Bryanston
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Durweston and Bryanston St Nicholas
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
ST 80 NE BRYANSTON OLD BUILDINGS
5/30 The Portman Chapel
(Formerly listed as
14-7-55 Old church of St Martin)
Parish church, now private chapel, 1745 with late C19 vestry. Rendered walls with
rusticated stone quoins forming angle pilasters. Slate roofs with pedimented stone
gables. Undifferentiated nave and chancel with south vestry. North wall has 2 Palladian
windows with stone architraves and glazing bars. The westermost window has part of the
architrave missing. Blind Palladian window to east end. South wall has round headed
window blocking former priest's door flanked by Ionic columns with an entablature with
reeded frieze and paterae. The west doorway is flanked by Ionic columns carrying a
segmental pediment-Panelled door. West end has wooden bell-cote with clock under a
lead covered cupola.
Internal features (RCHM): Coved ceiling; fielded oak panels to walls; C18 painted
plaster and wood reredos; several C18 monuments. (RCHM, Dorset, vol.III, p.46, no.1
Newman, J. and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England: Dorset 1972, p.120).
Listing NGR: ST8746507055
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