Chale Abbey

4 Aug 1999
Chale Abbey, Upper House Lane, Chale, Isle Of Wight, PO38 2HD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SZ47NE UPPER HOUSE LANE 1353-0/5/87 Chale Abbey 21/07/51


House, formerly Manor house. C14 with C15 and C16 additions, restored and further enlarged in C19. Stone rubble with tiled roof and casement windows. 2 storeys, 3 windows facing east and 3 windows facing west. Original L-shaped building built by John de Langford Constable of Carisbrooke Castle and Warden of the Isle of Wight in the C14. It consisted of a hall and undercroft and comprises the south and west wings of the present building. The hall was subdivided and the undercroft converted into a kitchen in the C16. The former hall still retains original lancet windows at 1st floor level on east and west walls and tall C14 2-light painted window in the gable of the north front probably divided by a transom when ceiling was inserted into the hall. In the centre of the east front is a gabled projection which was added by Thomas de Langham in the C15 to contain the staircase and extended eastwards by Richard Worsley in the C16. In the angle of the original L on the west side is a C19 porch. To the west of the original west wing and slightly recessed is another C19 addition. Interior includes staircase with solid core and arched doorcase. Kitchen with 4 centred arched stone fireplaces. 1st floor bedroom with 4 centred arched stone fireplace with high stops and cambered painted stone fireplace of c.1662 to lounge with arched openings on each side, the left hand one filled in with greadoven and the central arch with early to mid C19 fireplace with paterae and recessed decoration. Reroofed in C19.

(V C H Hampshire: 236; C W R Winter: "The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight": 48 - 53).

Listing NGR: SZ4873377851


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1751 IOE Records taken by Robert Rudd; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Rev Robert Rudd. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rudd, Robert

Rights Holder: Rudd, Robert


Rubble, Stone, Tile, Medieval Undercroft, Unassigned, Building Component, Building, Manor House, Domestic, House, Dwelling, Monument (By Form)