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Priors Dean Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colemore and Priors Dean, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0611 / 51°3'40"N

Longitude: -0.9628 / 0°57'45"W

OS Eastings: 472783

OS Northings: 129601

OS Grid: SU727296

Mapcode National: GBR CBH.HD4

Mapcode Global: FRA 86W9.SWV

Plus Code: 9C3X326P+FV

Entry Name: Priors Dean Church

Listing Date: 16 March 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 143137

Location: Colemore and Priors Dean, East Hampshire, Hampshire, GU32

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Colemore and Priors Dean

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Hawkley St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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9/3 Priors Dean Church
Parish church, without dedication. C11, C13, Restoration of 1856. Aisleless
Romanesque building, of possible Saxon origin, with north porch and western bell
turret. Cemented walls, 2 flat and 1 stepped buttresses at the south side, Norman
north door, slender Victorian/Norman windows, with one original lancet and a small
blocked Norman window on the south wall of the chancel. Tiled roof, hipped at the
west, with a stepped bell turret (1856), having a small broach spire. Tiled roof
to open porch, with a timber frame on stone walls. Interior: plain walls with deep
reveals, a 'Norman' chancel arch (1856) with couple ½-columns (with cushion caps);
at the west end the 4 massive timber piers (medieval) which support the bell turret
(1856). The chief feature of the church is the series of monuments in the chancel,
including (1) a wall monument with a Corinthian frame enclosing 2 oval recesses
containing the portrait busts of John Compton and his wife Jane (died 1653 and
1634), (2) a similar wall monument with Ionic pilasters and marble portrait bust of
Compton Tichborne (1637), (3) a wall monument with Corinthian flame enclosing a
kneeling female figure (and 2 small children) to N Stoughton and Bridge Compton
(1631), (4) a classical monument with a kneeling female figure, of Eliz Tichborne
(1622) and (5) a monumental brass on a floor stone, of John Compton and Jane
Michelborne (died 1606 and 1586). There is a 'Norman' font of 1856, and a chair of

Listing NGR: SU7255030025

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