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Christchurch Priory

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Identification

Christchurch Priory
Christchurch Priory Church
251643

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • A church has existed on this site since around the year 800AD.
  • The church is a mixture of styles ranging from Norman through Early English, Decorated, Perpendicular and Tudor Renaissance.
  • The Norman church was completed around the year 1150.
  • The Early English-style celestory was added in the 13th century.
  • Construction of the Perpendicular Gothic-style Lady Chapel was started at the end of the 14th century, vaulted and completed in the early 15th century.
  • The tower is reached by 176 steps.
  • The height given is to the top of the Salmon.
  • The Great Quire was completed in the early 16th century.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.
  • The Tudor Renaissance-style Draper and Salisbury chantrys were completed in 1529.
  • Christ Church is reputed to be England's longest parish church.
  • The Perpendicular-style tower was built in the mid-late 15th century.

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Location

Quay Road
BH23
Christchurch
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

152.00 ft
152.00 ft
1094
1529
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