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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chickerell, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6415 / 50°38'29"N

Longitude: -2.4944 / 2°29'39"W

OS Eastings: 365134

OS Northings: 82538

OS Grid: SY651825

Mapcode National: GBR PX.5BG3

Mapcode Global: FRA 57NC.XQ8

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 20 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105218

Location: Chickerell, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Chickerell

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Buckland Ripers St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


7/99 Church of St. Nicholas


Former Parish Church, now chapel. C15 or earlier, much reconstructed 1655 after
fire damage. North wall of nave reconstructed C20. (Rubble-stone walls and dressings.
Slate and stone slate roofs). Chancel, Nave, South Porch. Chancel: east window,
two-light, late C19. South wall has a single-light window with square head and label,
originally C17 and of two lights, now with the mullion removed. Nave: north wall
rebuilt, incorporates mid C17 2-light window, north doorway reset, possibly of
medieval origin. South wall, 2 C17 stone-mullioned windows reset, of 2 square-
headed lights with moulded labels and much restored. South doorway, C17, with
chamfered jambs, segmented head and triangular rere-arch. South Porch, east wall
rebuilt since C17. Entrance arch has chamfered jambs and segmental head, and is
dated 1655. West wall, west window is of c.1500, and has two cinquefoiled lights
and sunk spandrels in a square head with a moulded label with square-return stops
with foliated centres. Bellcote is C17 and has two plain segmental-headed
openings under a gable. The roofs are late C19. Interior: Chancel-arch, date of
1655 reconstruction, but widened subsequently to nearly full width of nave; now of
elliptical form of 2 orders, with a keystone inscribed IP LW GC and extending into
a shaped pendant; outer hollow-chamfered order is continuous, the chamfered inner
order springs from semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals. Font: octagonal
stone bowl with plain sides and chamfered under edge on a stop-chamfered square
pedestal and round base, medieval.
(RCHM Dorset II, p39 (2)).

Listing NGR: SY6513482538

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