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St Aldhelm's Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Cranborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9313 / 50°55'52"N

Longitude: -1.9137 / 1°54'49"W

OS Eastings: 406162

OS Northings: 114652

OS Grid: SU061146

Mapcode National: GBR 41H.H0V

Mapcode Global: FRA 66WN.29B

Entry Name: St Aldhelm's Chapel

Listing Date: 18 March 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120176

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107346

Location: Cranborne, East Dorset, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

District: East Dorset

Civil Parish: Cranborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Cranborne with Boveridge St Mary and St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


7/9 St Aldhelm's Chapel

18.3.55 II

Chapel of Ease, now redundant, dated 1838. Banded brick and flint with
rusticated brick quoins and ashlar dressings, slate roof. Plan: combined
nave and chancel; north chapel; north tower. In an electric classical style.
Round-headed ashlar windows with moulded architraves and stone keystones,
some with transoms at the springing line. Modillioned brick cornice.
Rusticated west doorway with double, panelled doorway in pilastered surround;
3-light window over. Belfry has 2-light round-headed ashlar windows. Ashlar
open cupola with round arches on Roman Doric columns surmounted by a vase

Internal features (RCHM): reset C16 and C17 panelling; wall tablet to Henry
Brouncher and family 1825; reset stone cartouche with painted arms; gadrooned
stone font with fluted bowl, probably 1838; (Pevsner) Openwork pulpit
incorporating C17 work. (RCHM, Dorset, vol. V, p.7, no.2., Newman, J and
Pevsner, N., The Buildings of England: Dorset, 1972, p.105.)

Listing NGR: SU0616214652

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