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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: 1304728



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

County: Dorset

District: North Dorset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Milton Abbas

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1955

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 103560

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ST 80 SW 3/144 14-7-55


Chapel of Saint Catherine


Consecrated ecclesiastical building. Originally a chapel of Milton Abbey. Late C12 - west wall of nave rebuilt and chancel walls raised in C18. Restored 1901 after a period of secular use. Flint and rubble stone walls with ashlar dressings. Stone slate roofs with coped gables - north slopes renewed with artificial stone slates, c1980. Nave and chancel. South wall of nave has a C12 doorway with segmental inner arch and round-headed outer arch with roll moulding; shafts with foliated caps. Remains of inscription on door jamb granting 120 days' indulgence. West of this a small C12 round-arched window. East of the door a C15 2-light square-headed window with ogee lights. 3 buttresses to this wall. East window, C18, in C15 style, of 3 lights. North wall of nave has C12 segmental-arched doorway. 2 windows matching those in south wall, 3 buttresses. West wall, C18, of ashlar stone and knapped flint, has a C19 lancet window. Interior. Walls plastered. Roofs, c1901, of tie-beam form. Chancel paved with old tiles, including some medieval decorative tiles - from the Abbey. Chancel arch, pointed, of 2 orders with roll moulding. Triple shafts with scalloped caps. Nave paved with old tiles, including some decorative medieval tiles at west end. C15 carved bracket in east wall of chancel. Small niche by north door. Altar table appears C17. Good example of a largely unaltered small Norman church. RCHM. Monument 3. (Dorset. Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST8012102338

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1972)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,

National Grid Reference: ST8012102338


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