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Chapel Plaister

A Grade I Listed Building in Box, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4095 / 51°24'34"N

Longitude: -2.2315 / 2°13'53"W

OS Eastings: 383993

OS Northings: 167854

OS Grid: ST839678

Mapcode National: GBR 1RM.DNS

Mapcode Global: VH96H.8TNV

Plus Code: 9C3VCQ59+Q9

Entry Name: Chapel Plaister

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Last Amended: 27 July 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250523

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432914

Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Box

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Box

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Chapel Plaister

2/35 Chapel Plaister
(formerly listed as Chapel Plaster
20 12 60


Anglican chapel, traditionally founded c1235 by Sir John du
Plessis, Earl of Warwick and rebuilt 1340 by Richard Plaisted of
Castle Combe. Ashlar and rubble stone with stone tiled roofs.
Nave and chancel with north transept and projecting west porch.
Nave west end has simple stone bellcote. Elevations of main chapel
show evidence of roof being raised, probably in C15 when the porch
was added. Porch has small segmental pointed arched doorway and
leaded light over. Nave south side, 2-storey, with upper 2-light
recessed mullion window and lower 2-light window with Tudor arched
heads. Chancel has remains of heavy eaves moulding and traces of
gable coping at original height. Coped east gable. South side
upper 2-light C15 window with segmental arched heads to lights,
lower door with shouldered head and small pair of lancets to
right. Heavy moulded plinth continued around chancel and north
transept. Chancel east end has centre buttress. North side has
similar C15 upper 2-light window and lower pair of lancets. Two
light window to right apparently made up of fragments. North
transept has ridge stack, coped north gable and heavy moulding at
original eaves level. Restored 3-light C14 north window with
hoodmould. West side of transept no longer has moulded plinth.
Small restored 2-light window. Nave north wall has C18 upper 2-
light flush cyma-moulded window. Within porch, moulded C14 or C15
Tudor-arched west door with carved spandrels and fine C14 carved
niche over.
Interior apparently 2-storey from C15, now single storey. Three
canopied niches on east wall and corbels for chancel transverse
arches, removed when the roof was raised.

Listing NGR: ST8399167853

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