Remains of Chantry at Kilve, Sea Lane, Kilve - West Somerset

Early C14, with later medieval additions, formerly believed to be remains of collegiate dwelling of chantry priests. A Historic England survey has shown that the ruins are part of an important manorial complex. Historic England funded emergency repairs in 2010 and 2011, a conservation plan and further works in 2013 and 2014. Ongoing talks between Historic England and the owner are positive and further jointly funded consolidation works were undertaken in 2015. Structural movement in one gable, which is propped, remains to be addressed and another phase of work is planned for 2018-19.

Remains of Chantry at Kilve, Sea Lane, Kilve - West Somerset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Remains of 14th century chantry at Kilve
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002960
  • Local Planning Authority: West Somerset
  • Site Type: Domestic > Residential building


  • Building Name: Remains of Chantry at Kilve
  • Street Name: Sea Lane
  • County: Somerset
  • District / Borough: West Somerset
  • Parish: Kilve
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bridgwater and West Somerset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number(s): 1002960 and 1345688