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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Alderholt, Dorset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107462

Location: Alderholt, Dorset, Dorset, SP6

County: Dorset

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

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Listing Text


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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