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All Saints Church – High Street East, Dorchester

All Saints Church – High Street East, Dorchester
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Image by ell brown
Dorchester – the county town of Dorset. There has been a settlement here since Roman times. There was plenty of museums to visit, although we only went to a couple of them.

The High Street in Dorchester.

This is All Saints Church on High Street East in Dorchester. Grade II* listed.

Church of All Saints. Railings at West End, and Churchyard Steps at South East Corner of Church of a, Dorchester

In the entry for:-
1.
5191 HIGH EAST STREET
(South Side)

7/2 Church of All Saints. Railings
at west end, and churchyard
steps at south east corner of
Church of All Saints.
SY 6990 8.5.50
B

The Grade shall be amended to II*
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HIGH EAST STREET
1.
5191
(South Side)
7/2 Church of All Saints. Railings
at west end, and churchyard
steps at south east comer of
Church of All Saints.
SY 6990 8.5.50
B

The Grade shall be amended to II*

————————————

HIGH EAST STREET
1.
5191
(South Side)
Church of All Saints.
Railings at west end,
and churchyard steps at
south east corner of
Church of All Saints.
SY 6990 7/2 8.5.50.
B
2.
1843-5. Architect: Benjamin Ferrey, assisted by A D H Acland-Troyte, who also
helped (physically) to build it. Hammer dressed limestone with ashlar Ham stone
dressings. Pitched stone slate roofs, with coped gables on kneelers. 4 bay
nave, 2 aisles, vestry, chancel and north west tower. Moulded plinth, string
below windows, carved ornament in eaves cornice. Buttresses. Windows with
reticulated tracery. Tower has deeply moulded and traceried bell openings.
Octagonal broach spire with 3 storeys of traceried lucarnes, each with its
gablet over. Deeply moulded and elaborately carved door in base of tower, with
crocketed gable and circle with inscribed trilobe in tympanum: the carving was
personally excuted by Acland-Troyte.
Interior has hammer-beam roof with elegant wind braces. Fine monument to Matthew
Chubb (16l7) in porch.
Ornamental iron railings and gates at west end, and lamp bracket at south east
corner lighting ashlar steps into churohyard.
All Saint’s Church and Nos 21 to 26 (consec) form a group with No 1 Cornhill.

Listing NGR: SY6934490733

Poole (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, High Street, Poole, Dorset

Poole (Wesleyan) Methodist Church, High Street, Poole, Dorset
Church websites
Image by Alwyn Ladell
… with the Rev. J Westcombe.

C T Snook, Poole.
Postmarked Wareham, 1905.

The 1878 church is now under serious threat of being ruined by wholly inappropriate plans submitted by the well-meaning but architecturally ignorant clergy (the same ones who have just closed three more Methodist churches in Poole). Money raised by the sale of their closed assets will be used to destroy yet more of Poole’s history inside a Conservation Area. The important interior (nave, galleries, etc.) will be swept away in favour of new floors for rooms to be let, toilets, kitchens and serveries. The 1864 Hall (older than the main church) which reconstructed the 1794 hall will be demolished, as will the small hall alongside. These will be replaced by a grotesque box of glass and reconstituted stone cladding that will deeply insult both church and neighbourhood. But you don’t have to take my word for it: you can download the plans from the Poole Methodist website:
www.poolemethodists.org.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_conte…
or directly download the pdf file here:
www.poolemethodists.org.uk/cms/images/stories/poole_stock…
and see how incongruous the proposed design would be in the historic Georgian High Street.

65 Church Street, Birmingham – 1908 (former Diocesan Lodge of the Girls’ Friendly Society)

65 Church Street, Birmingham – 1908 (former Diocesan Lodge of the Girls’ Friendly Society)
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Image by ell brown
Got these shots of 65 Church Street from the footbridge that goes over Great Charles Street Queensway (and links Ludgate Hill and Church Street by foot)

I don’t know much about this building but it might have been built in 1908, or it may date to the Victorian era.

On one search I found this …

65 Church Street provides grade A serviced office accommodation in central Birmingham, within a popular district and close to convenient local amenities. The building itself combines traditional Victorian exteriors with a fully refurbished interior that provides…

Another site says this:

Centrally located, period property currently being refurbished to include new lighting, carpeting & ceilings. There will also be a substantial re-design & refurbishment of the main reception. Available on flexible terms.

No. 65, the former Diocesan Lodge of the Girls’ Friendly Society, i.e. a women’s hostel, 1908 by Osborn, Pemberton & White. Warm orange-red brick with giant Ionic pilasters, appropriately feminine and domestic. Many small sashes, and oval windows under the swept-up, parapet. Large stone panel with the date split in the corners.

From Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham by Andy Foster.