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Chapel of Saint Catherine

A Grade I Listed Building in Milton Abbas, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.8202 / 50°49'12"N

Longitude: -2.2836 / 2°17'0"W

OS Eastings: 380121

OS Northings: 102338

OS Grid: ST801023

Mapcode National: GBR 0YC.KGV

Mapcode Global: FRA 663X.VJZ

Plus Code: 9C2VRPC8+3H

Entry Name: Chapel of Saint Catherine

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1304728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 103560

Location: Milton Abbas, Dorset, DT11

County: Dorset

Civil Parish: Milton Abbas

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Milton Abbas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Chapel of Saint Catherine


Consecrated ecclesiastical building. Originally a chapel of Milton Abbey.
Late C12 - west wall of nave rebuilt and chancel walls raised in C18.
Restored 1901 after a period of secular use. Flint and rubble stone walls
with ashlar dressings. Stone slate roofs with coped gables - north slopes
renewed with artificial stone slates, c1980. Nave and chancel. South wall
of nave has a C12 doorway with segmental inner arch and round-headed outer
arch with roll moulding; shafts with foliated caps. Remains of inscription
on door jamb granting 120 days' indulgence. West of this a small C12
round-arched window. East of the door a C15 2-light square-headed window
with ogee lights. 3 buttresses to this wall. East window, C18, in C15 style,
of 3 lights. North wall of nave has C12 segmental-arched doorway. 2 windows
matching those in south wall, 3 buttresses. West wall, C18, of ashlar stone
and knapped flint, has a C19 lancet window. Interior. Walls plastered.
Roofs, c1901, of tie-beam form. Chancel paved with old tiles, including
some medieval decorative tiles - from the Abbey. Chancel arch, pointed, of
2 orders with roll moulding. Triple shafts with scalloped caps. Nave paved
with old tiles, including some decorative medieval tiles at west end. C15
carved bracket in east wall of chancel. Small niche by north door. Altar
table appears C17. Good example of a largely unaltered small Norman church.
RCHM. Monument 3. (Dorset. Vol.III)

Listing NGR: ST8012102338

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