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Chapel of St Bartholomew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Portesham, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6679 / 50°40'4"N

Longitude: -2.5165 / 2°30'59"W

OS Eastings: 363592

OS Northings: 85484

OS Grid: SY635854

Mapcode National: GBR PW.JQFC

Mapcode Global: FRA 57M9.MG6

Entry Name: Chapel of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1118639

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105293

Location: Portesham, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Portesham

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Portesham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


4/172 Chapel of St Bartholomew

Chapel, former free chapel. C13 chancel, C16 nave walls, with late C19 rebuilding
at west end. Restored and reconsecrated in 1897. Coursed rubble walls, with
ashlar dressings. Slate roofs, with stone gable-copings and plain kneelers.
Chancel: chamfered plinth. East window, late C14 alteration, and has 2 trefoiled
lights with a tracery light between vertical bars in a 2-centred head. South wall
has a single-light window, rebated externally and splayed internally, with a C20
pointed head. Nave: no plinth. South wall, C20 3-light window, doorway with
chamfered polygonal arched head, of re-used voussoirs. Plank door with strap-
hinges. West wall, rebuilt with a 3-light window, C20, with a 2-centred rere-arch.
The bellcote surmounting the west wall is C20. Stone cross-crosslet on east gable,
C20. Interior: altar, stone with chamfered Purbeck marble base and similar top
carried on two stone cross walls, early C13. Brackets: in chancel, flanking east
window, two moulded stone corbels, C15. Piscina: with chamfered jambs and ill-
fitting two-centred head and label, moulded corbelled shelf, much restored, C13.
Tiles: in chancel, re-set in floor, eighteen medieval tiles, red with yellow glaze.
(RCHM Dorset II, p.242 (2)).

Listing NGR: SY6359285484

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