Chapel Plaister / Chapel Plaster

6 Aug 1999
Chapel Plaister, Bradford Road, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8HZ
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Chapel Plaster, Bradford Road, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8HZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST 86 NW BOX BRADFORD ROAD Chapel Plaister

2/35 Chapel Plaister (formerly listed as Chapel Plaster 20 12 60


Anglican chapel, traditionally founded c1235 by Sir John du Plessis, Earl of Warwick and rebuilt 1340 by Richard Plaisted of Castle Combe. Ashlar and rubble stone with stone tiled roofs.

Nave and chancel with north transept and projecting west porch.

Nave west end has simple stone bellcote. Elevations of main chapel show evidence of roof being raised, probably in C15 when the porch was added. Porch has small segmental pointed arched doorway and leaded light over. Nave south side, 2-storey, with upper 2-light recessed mullion window and lower 2-light window with Tudor arched heads. Chancel has remains of heavy eaves moulding and traces of gable coping at original height. Coped east gable. South side upper 2-light C15 window with segmental arched heads to lights, lower door with shouldered head and small pair of lancets to right. Heavy moulded plinth continued around chancel and north transept. Chancel east end has centre buttress. North side has similar C15 upper 2-light window and lower pair of lancets. Two light window to right apparently made up of fragments. North transept has ridge stack, coped north gable and heavy moulding at original eaves level. Restored 3-light C14 north window with hoodmould. West side of transept no longer has moulded plinth.

Small restored 2-light window. Nave north wall has C18 upper 2- light flush cyma-moulded window. Within porch, moulded C14 or C15 Tudor-arched west door with carved spandrels and fine C14 carved niche over.

Interior apparently 2-storey from C15, now single storey. Three canopied niches on east wall and corbels for chancel transverse arches, removed when the roof was raised.

Listing NGR: ST8399167853


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0046 IOE Records taken by Kim Aplin; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Kim Aplin. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Aplin, Kim

Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim


Ashlar, Rubble, Stone, Medieval Chapel, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Anglican Church, Church