Parish Church (Dedication Unknown)

15 Aug 1999
Parish Church (Dedication Unknown), Chilcombe, West Dorset, Dorset, DT6 4PN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


3/131 Parish Church 5-9-60 (Dedication unknown)


Parish Church. C12 nave core, with C14 rebuilding and C15 fenestration.

Nave, Chancel and South Porch. Rubble stone walls with a chamfered stone plinth, rendered on south wall. Slate roof with stone slab eaves. Stone gable-copings with apex-blocks and small crosses over.

Stone bell-cote at west gable. Nave windows: west (C15) 2-light with cinquefoil-cusped head and a quatrefoil over. Hollow-chamfered stone jambs. South: 2-light trefoil-cusped with reticulated head.

Label with head stops, c.Cl9. North wall of nave has 2 round-headed blockings, one of which is probably a C12 doorway, the other has an inserted 2-light perpendicular window. Chancel has C15 2-light trefoil-cusped window with panel-tracery, label and head-stops, (south). East window is a larger version of that on south wall.

South Porch, c.C18 with large stone quoins and a segmental stone lintel over the entrance. Inside scalloped capitals without shafting, and a round arch over, therefore C12 entrance. Straight- chamfered jambs to doorway. Plank door with strap hinges, C20.

Interior: 2 cells, with plastered barrel vaults. Pointed chancel arch, responds without capitals, 2 nave-moulding with a sunk quadrant between c.C14. Fittings: font: round bowl with chamfered edge, and cable-moulding at top. Gadrooning from base of bowl upwards, enclosing flowers, mid C12. Chancel: Piscina with trefoil-head and keeled rool arris, C14. Memorial Tablet with large stone cartouche and Latin inscription, to John Bishop, Armiger, died 19 January 1682, aged 33. Coat of Arms and skull below. North wall: stone tablet, most unusual,with rusticated pilasters with cross-crosslet-fitch and scallop-shell ornament. Tablet over with sword and pennant and words: 'Virtws post-funera vivit'. Below the shelf at bottom:memento mori.

Inscription on main brass plate - Henry Michael of Stamerham in Co Sussex, died Nov 12th 1662, aged 21. Made by: Jo Bishop Capitan fecit, Rich. Meadway sculpsit. Revodos, now in nave, in panelled wood with Crucifixion in middle panel, Annunciation above, Flagellation and Resurrection at sides, in poker-work and incised technique, foreign.

c.Cl7. Three C19 wall tablets, one to John String, 1819 and Elizabeth his wife, 1802, white marble with cornice, urn and shield- of-arms, by King, London.

RCHM Dorset I, p 96 (1).

Listing NGR: SY5287791087


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0349 IOE Records taken by Mary Cantrille; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


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Photographer: Cantrille, Mary

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