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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1218604



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Isle of Wight

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Calbourne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1957

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 392986

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Parish church. Mainly C13 but with south west tower rebuilt in 1752 and the North or Barrington Chapel added in 1842 by A.F. Livesay who began restoring the church in 1836. Built of Isle of Wight stone rubble with some flintwork and tiled roofs. 4 bay nave slightly lower 4 bay chancel, south west tower, south aisle, north chapel and north and west porches. Nave is C13 with west wall of flint, the rest of coursed rubble. Ashlar quoins and coping with cross-shaped saddlestone. Lancet windows, the west wall having 1 large lancet with smaller ones below. West porch is probably C17 with pointed arch and stone coping with kneelers. South west tower of 3 stages with crenellated parapet. The upper stages were reconstructed in 1752, with a stone tablet commemorating T. Hollis & J. Casford, churchwardens at the time after remaining in ruins since a fire of 1683. lancets to upper stages. The lower stage was reconstructed again in 1842 with Caernarvon arched window and doorcase and buttresses. South aisle has 2 lancets and 2 buttresses. The east window has 2 lancets with quatrefoil above and the east wall is of flint. Chancel is C13 with part stone rubble and part flint. 4 stone lancets and pointed arched door. East window has 2 stone lancets and trefoil window above. North chapel is by A.F. Livesay 1842. Coursed rubble gable end with florid cross-shaped saddlestone. Arched window with 2 lancets and circular window. Buttresses. North porch is C19 in Neo-Norman style with gable, round-headed arch with zigzag moulding and engaged columns and circular window above. Interior: Nave has C13 font, table top type of Purbeck marble. Flat arches and geometrical panels. 3 bay south arcade is of 1842 and there is a C19 roof. The south aisle has hatchments and the late C14 brass of a knight with a dog at his feet, William Montague son of the Earl of Salisbury killed in 1379 while jousting with his father. The Barrington chapel has 12 C19 wall tablets with trefoliated heads and shields to members of the Barrington family. Chancel has C13 pointed chancel arch. C19 boarded roofs. John Fisher D.D. Bishop of Salisbury from 1807 to 1825 was at one time rector of Calbourne, as was Nicholas Tindal, the historical writer who became rector in 1740. (V.C.H. Hampshire & The Isle of Wight: 218; Pevsner: B.O.E. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: 736).

Listing NGR: SZ4249986563

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1912), 218
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 736

National Grid Reference: SZ 42499 86563


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