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Parish Church of St John the Evangelist

A Grade II Listed Building in East Holme, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6732 / 50°40'23"N

Longitude: -2.144 / 2°8'38"W

OS Eastings: 389921

OS Northings: 85962

OS Grid: SY899859

Mapcode National: GBR 21M.QRQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 67D9.8K9

Entry Name: Parish Church of St John the Evangelist

Listing Date: 2 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120495

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108571

Location: East Holme, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

Civil Parish: East Holme

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wareham Lady St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

Parish Church of
St John the


Small parish church, built 1865-6. Architect J Hicks. Ironstone walls, stone slate
roofs with coped gables. In Gothic Revival style. Nave, chancel with north
vestry. South porch. Small west bell turret with trefoil arch under stone gable.
Plain lancet windows to nave and chancel. Triple lancets to east window. Double
lancets to west window with quatrefoil over. Internal walls plastered, with
contemporary mural paintings. Good carving to chancel arch capitals, nave and
chancel roof corbels and cornices. Chancel and west windows have rere-arches with
Purbeck marble shafts and carved caps. Arch-braced roofs to nave and chancel. All
fittings contemporary except for a C17 brass tablet - from the former Priory
Church. Three medieval stone coffin lids in churchyard - rather eroded. Good
example of small C19 church. RCHM Monument 1.
Note. The chancel arch from the former Pirory Church was re-erected in St John's
Chapel, Creech-Steeple Parish - q.v.

Listing NGR: SY8992185962

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