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Chideock Parish Church (St Giles)

A Grade I Listed Building in Chideock, Bridport, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.7325 / 50°43'57"N

Longitude: -2.8211 / 2°49'15"W

OS Eastings: 342150

OS Northings: 92868

OS Grid: SY421928

Mapcode National: GBR PM.V61X

Mapcode Global: FRA 47Z4.NSR

Plus Code: 9C2VP5MH+2H

Entry Name: Chideock Parish Church (St Giles)

Listing Date: 5 September 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400502

Location: Chideock, Dorset, DT6

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Chideock

Built-Up Area: Chideock

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Chideock St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


9/49 Chideock Parish Church
5.9.60 (St Giles)

G.V. 1

Church. C14, C15, major 1880 restoration by Crickmay. West Tower, Nave,
South aisle, north transept, Chancel with a south chapel, south porch.
Coursed Lias stone masonry with ashlar dressings, plain tile roof with
cresting, stone gable copings to chancel and east end with crosses over.
West Tower: rectangular plan, 3 stages with south east newel stair rising
above parapet. Plinth with set-back buttresses and weatherings. 2 plain
strings and a parapet string. 2-light bell openings with 'Somerset tracery'.
West door with pointed head and moulded jambs. 3-light Perp window with
panel tracery over. South elevation: 2 windows - porch - 2 windows. 3-
light mullions, trefoil-cusped in a square head. Small carved gargoyles at
the main divisions. Diagonal buttresses with set-offs. Crenellated parapet.
South porch entrance with 4-centred head, continuous moulded jambs. Flush
foliage carving in the spandrels, no label. Signs of blocking of small
window over entrance. Crenellations with gargoyles. Chancel rebuilt
entirely 1880. 2 light mullion window with trefoil-ogee heads. Interior:
nave with 4-bay south arcade, later C15. Conventional shafts with plain
moulded capitals and 2-centred arches over. No clerestory. Roof rebuilt
1880. High collars with king-posts and curved struts over. Minimal arch-
braces bolted through to principals. All carried on simple stone corbels.
South aisle with compartmented ceiling beams, 1880. Arch into Arundell
chapel, heavy keeled responds with moulded bases and capitals, Cl9. Arch
into north chapel, segmental-pointed dying into the jambs, rebuilt C19.
Barrel-vault. North chapel has an intersecting tracery early C14 window in
north face. Chancel: of 2 bays, chancel-arch with double-keeled respond
arrangement, carried into arch. Pointed wagon roof in 36 ceiled compartments.
East window of 5 lights with net-panel tracery over. Side windows: 2-light,
ogee-cusped under a square head, big hollow chamfers. Rere-arches. Fittings:
Font, c.1500, thick octagonal panelled stem over chamfered plinth, octagonal
bowl with 2 quatrefoils-in-circle sunk in each side. Cover: wood, pyramidal,
with a solidfinial, C17. Arundell Tomb, South chapel, Purbeck marble, early
C17. Large tomb-chest with recumbent effigy of a knight in armour. 3 painted
shields replace the original brass. indents. Tomb chest with turned baluster
half-shrifts. 4-centred stone frame at rear of tomb. Two C13 paintings of
the Church and Street, showing medieval chancel. Pulpit, 1880, hexagonal on
a trumpet-stem, with panelled sides. Choir-stalls, wood, 1880. Stone
piscina in south aisle, trefoil cusped under a pointed arch, Cl9. "RCHM,
Dorset I", p 93 (1).

Listing NGR: SY4215592870

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