This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
WEST CHELBOROUGH WEST CHELBOROUGH ST 50 NW HAMLET Parish Church of 1/135 St Andrew 11.11.66 I GV Parish Church. Chancel and nave rebuilt C15, when nave extended to west.
South tower added in 1638. Restored in early C19, and in 1894 when north vestry added. Rubble-stone walls and dressings. Stone slate roofs with stone gable-copings and crosses at apices. Chancel: 3-light east window with roundel in head, C19. North and south walls have 2-light windows with quatrefoil in head under pointed arches. Nave: north wall, early C15 window of two trefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a 2-centred head with moulded reveals. South wall has a C15 window, altered in the C17, of two pointed lights with tracery in a 2-centred head. C15 south doorway has chamfered jambs and rebuilt pointed head. South tower, of 2 stages with a plain parapet and pinnacles. Ground stage forms a porch and has a doorway with ovolo and hollow-chamfered jambs and an elliptical head. Bell chamber has one loop light in the south wall, and two in the west wall. Panel on south parapet with inscription: "William Lardar Esq. Thomas Horsford Warden 1638." Interior: pointed chancel-arch with moulded jambs, C15. C19 roofs, arch- braced with high collars. Fittings: Font, stone tapering cylindrical bowl with 5 bands of ornaments conventional leaves, cable, diaper, zigzag, small dog-tooth, mid C12. Wall-monument, freestone recess and effigy, round-arched with enriched mouldings and strapwork soffit, spandrels with shields-of-arms, cornice with damaged female figures. Effigy of woman in bed with infant at her side. To a member of the Kymer family, early C17. Wall monument of 1716.
Communion rails, C18.
(RCHM Dorset I, p.91(1))
Listing NGR: ST5416605447
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