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The Portman Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Blandford Forum, Dorset

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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

Plus Code: 9C2VVR7C+46

Entry Name: The Portman Chapel

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Last Amended: 11 June 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1110183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103304

Location: Bryanston, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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