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Latitude: 50.9128 / 50°54'46"N
Longitude: -1.8523 / 1°51'8"W
OS Eastings: 410476
OS Northings: 112606
OS Grid: SU104126
Mapcode National: GBR 41S.LHZ
Mapcode Global: FRA 760P.G6C
Entry Name: Church of St James
Listing Date: 18 March 1955
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1153940
English Heritage Legacy ID: 107462
Location: Alderholt, East Dorset, Dorset, SP6
District: East Dorset
Civil Parish: Alderholt
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Alderholt St James
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SU 11 SW DAGGONS ROAD
3/4 Church of St James
Parish Church, 1849 with chancel of 1922. Heathstone rubble with rubble
dressings, ashlar dressings to chancel. Slated and tiled roofs with end stone
copings except to west end and porch. These have crow stepped gables. Plan:
nave; chancel; north vestry; west porch. 3 light mullioned and transomed west
window with triangular head. Nave windows of a single light with chamfered
triangular heads and chamfered surrounds separated by buttresses of 2
weathered stages. Chancel and vestry have trefoiled single light windows and
offset buttresses. East window of 3 graduated lancets. Pointed west bellcote
with wooden shingles. Porch has plain pointed arch. West doorway has
chamfered, square head and continuous jambs. Double, 3-leaf, studded plank
Interior features: pointed, moulded chancel arch with semi-octagonal responds
with moulded caps and bases; C19 panelled entrance lobby/ringing chamber;
chancel has 2 bay arch-braced collar roof; nave has 4-bay braced king-post
roof with tie beams and a single tier of purlins; C19 octagonal stone font
with quatrefoil panels; C19/C20 pews; open gridwork timber pulpit from St
Osmund, Parkstone, Poole.
A very simple and unusual church. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, pl, no. 1 Newman,
J and Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England Dorset, p.74).
Listing NGR: SU1047612606
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