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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Holt, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8349 / 50°50'5"N

Longitude: -1.9587 / 1°57'31"W

OS Eastings: 403001

OS Northings: 103925

OS Grid: SU030039

Mapcode National: GBR 42L.HMQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 66SW.NQD

Plus Code: 9C2WR2MR+WG

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 4 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1323510

English Heritage Legacy ID: 107519

Location: Holt, Dorset, BH21

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Holt

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Holt St James

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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9/61 Church of St James


Parish Church, 1836, repairs and alterations 1875 and chancel 1889. 1875 work
by J Tulloch, 1875 work by T H Wyatt. Flemish bond brickwork with some flared
headers and some ashlar dressings. Slate roof with stone gable copings and
west ashlar bell-cote. Plan: nave; chancel; transeptal vestry and organ
chamber. Nave: brick lancets separated by weathered buttresses; west,
pointed, moulded doorway with returned label and plank door; pointed window in
moulded, trefoiled recess with label above. Chancel and transepts; transept
windows of 3-lights under straight heads with curvilinear tracery; 5-light
east window under pointed head with curvilinear tracery, each light separated
by an ashlar strip; flat buttresses; roughcast gables. Interior: pointed,
moulded chancel arch dying into jambs with subsidiary pointed arches either
side; pointed transept arches of 2 chamfered orders; tie beam nave roof; king
and queen post roof to chancel; C19 glass; C19 monuments; C19 octagonal stone
font on octagonal plinth; early C17 octagonal timber pulpit from Wimborne
Minster Church with moulded arcade and entablature supported by freestanding
Corinthian columns; other features C19. The chancel is of a curiously
modernistic design for the period. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V, p.32, no. 1,
Newman J and Pevsner, N. The Buildings of England. Dorset, 1972, 1972,
p.232. Warren Col P J K 'The Story of Holt Church and Holt Forest, Wimborne,
revised 1975).

Listing NGR: SU0300103925

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