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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: 1303876



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

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Trent

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105698

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TRENT ST 5818-5918 - The Chantry and attached 18/157 walls 11.7.51 GV I

Former Chantry-house, now private residence. Mid C15, with slight C19 and C20 alterations. Rubble-stone walls and dressed-stone quoins. Clay-tile roof with gable ends and stone gable-copings. Short octagonal stone stacks with cornices at the gable ends. Original stack embrasure at middle of south-east wall, with a rebuilt octagonal stone stack over. Small single- depth rectangular structure. 2½ storeys. 3 windows. S.E. Wall: two lower windows are each of two cinquefoiled and transomed lights, returned labels with square stops. There are two similar windows on the upper floor and a third of 2 plain lights. Iron casements with fixed rectangular- leaded lights. Doorway immediately south of stack embrasure has moulded jambs, pointed arch and a square label, plank-and-muntin door, studded, c. C19. The S.W. and N.W. ends have quatrefoiled panels enclosing blank shields. In the N.E. end is a window of one trefoiled light. The N.W. wall has 3 two-light transomed windows similar to those on the S.E. side. Doorway at centre with moulded jambs and pointed-arch head. Interior: the north-east room has moulded ceiling-beams, and an original fireplace. The fireplace has moulded stone jambs and a square head. The lintel-block has 3 large quatrefoiled panels, the outer two enclosing shields, the central one enclosing a rosette. The chantry was endowed by John Franks, died 1437, Master of the Rolls, and native of Trent. The attached walls, are of rubble-stone with ashlar stone copings, running for 14 metres north-east of the chantry, rounded corner and 9 metres with a gateway, rounded corner and running for 25 metres into churchyard wall. (RCHM, Dorset I, p 258(6). A Sandison, Trent in Dorset (1969), pp 14-16).

Listing NGR: ST5899018532

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 258
Sandison, A , Trent in Dorset, (1969), 14-16

National Grid Reference: ST 58994 18538


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