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Church of St. Mary the Less

A Grade I Listed Building in Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.1599 / 51°9'35"N

Longitude: -1.4368 / 1°26'12"W

OS Eastings: 439481

OS Northings: 140220

OS Grid: SU394402

Mapcode National: GBR 73D.9KN

Mapcode Global: VHC36.13SN

Plus Code: 9C3W5H57+X7

Entry Name: Church of St. Mary the Less

Listing Date: 20 December 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1339283

English Heritage Legacy ID: 139605

Location: Chilbolton, Test Valley, Hampshire, SO20

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Chilbolton

Built-Up Area: Chilbolton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Chilbolton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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Listing Text

3/44 Church of St. Mary
The Less

Parish church. C12, C13, C14, C15, 1842, and restoration of 1893. Norman
nave with blocked clerestory window, Early English chancel, North and South
aisles of C14, Tower of 1842, vestry and porch of the last date. Tile roof,
carried over the aisles; walls of flint rubble with rendering to the chancel
and north aisle, stone dressings (buttresses, windows and plinth). There are
restoration lancets and coupled lights, with one Perpendicular window to the
south of the chancel. The tower, at the west end of the south aisle, has
3 stages, the lowest having flint walls enclosed by flat buttresses and
corbelled eaves to the tile roof, linking to the narrower (middle) bell stage,
which has boarding on an earlier timber frame (removed from the nave), the
top being a tiled broach spire. Inside, the nave arcade has 2 arches on each
side, staggered on plan to fit a shorter south aisle, the north side having a
rood-stair within the east end of the nave wall. The shafts are octagonal,
with ½ octagonal end supports, with moulded caps and bases. There is a much
restored C15 screen, C16 linenfold panelling in front of the reading desks and
a Jacobean pulpit. 'Pexpendicular' font of 1891.

Listing NGR: SU3957040247

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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