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The Chantry and Attached Walls

A Grade I Listed Building in Trent, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9648 / 50°57'53"N

Longitude: -2.5853 / 2°35'7"W

OS Eastings: 358994

OS Northings: 118538

OS Grid: ST589185

Mapcode National: GBR MR.MDTY

Mapcode Global: FRA 56GK.JM3

Plus Code: 9C2VXC77+WV

Entry Name: The Chantry and Attached Walls

Listing Date: 11 July 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105698

Location: Trent, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Trent

Built-Up Area: Trent

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Trent St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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ST 5818-5918 -
The Chantry and attached
18/157 walls

Former Chantry-house, now private residence. Mid C15, with slight C19 and
C20 alterations. Rubble-stone walls and dressed-stone quoins. Clay-tile
roof with gable ends and stone gable-copings. Short octagonal stone stacks
with cornices at the gable ends. Original stack embrasure at middle of
south-east wall, with a rebuilt octagonal stone stack over. Small single-
depth rectangular structure. 2½ storeys. 3 windows. S.E. Wall: two
lower windows are each of two cinquefoiled and transomed lights, returned
labels with square stops. There are two similar windows on the upper floor
and a third of 2 plain lights. Iron casements with fixed rectangular-
leaded lights. Doorway immediately south of stack embrasure has moulded
jambs, pointed arch and a square label, plank-and-muntin door, studded,
c. C19. The S.W. and N.W. ends have quatrefoiled panels enclosing blank
shields. In the N.E. end is a window of one trefoiled light. The N.W.
wall has 3 two-light transomed windows similar to those on the S.E. side.
Doorway at centre with moulded jambs and pointed-arch head. Interior:
the north-east room has moulded ceiling-beams, and an original fireplace.
The fireplace has moulded stone jambs and a square head. The lintel-block
has 3 large quatrefoiled panels, the outer two enclosing shields, the
central one enclosing a rosette. The chantry was endowed by John Franks,
died 1437, Master of the Rolls, and native of Trent. The attached walls,
are of rubble-stone with ashlar stone copings, running for 14 metres
north-east of the chantry, rounded corner and 9 metres with a gateway,
rounded corner and running for 25 metres into churchyard wall.
(RCHM, Dorset I, p 258(6). A Sandison, Trent in Dorset (1969), pp 14-16).

Listing NGR: ST5899018532

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