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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE

List entry Number: 1172576

Location

CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE, ST CATHERINE'S HILL

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
DorsetWest DorsetDistrict AuthorityAbbotsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 26-Jan-1956

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 105189

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History

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Details

SY 58 SE ABBOTSBURY ST CATHERINE'S HILL

5/70 CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE 26.1.56 GV I

Chapel on hill-top. c 1400, repaired in 1742 and late C19. Dressed stone walls, much weathered. Buttresses set back at corners and at bay divisions with 2 pairs of set-offs, pedestal tops and crenellated cornices. Octagonal newel-stair projects at the north-west corner, and is buttressed only to parapet string. Openings to parapet walls and for top light. Tall parapet wall with 3 segmental openings at foot of each bay for rainwater. Stone slab roof, recently (1983) renewed in Clipsham stone. Single-cell rectangle with axial porches to north and south. East window is of 3 cinquefoiled lights with vertical tracery in a two- centred head. Label with returned stops. The second bays in the north and south walls, each have a 2-light window with two-centred head, both repaired. Both porches have steeply-pitched stone slab roofs, diagonal buttresses, and 2-centred doorways with moulded jambs. Ribbed pointed-barrel roofs to porches. Interior: pointed, barrel vault of stone, springing from moulded cornices, and divided into 8 main bays by moulded ribs. Each bay has 2 ranges of 3 panels with cinquefoiled heads. Basses are carved with foliage, 2 figure-subjects, a beast and a man's head. East wall has 4 image brackets. South wall has a piscina with trefoiled head and cinquefoil drain of leaf form. North west newel-stair to roof and tiny chapel in the head of the stair-turret. This retains one of a pair of stone supports for its altar slab, and has an ornate ceiling (partly reconstructed) supported by a central column with a richly carved capital. Scheduled Ancient Monument (RCHM Dorset I, p 3 (2).)

Listing NGR: SY5725684836

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Dorset, (1974), 3

National Grid Reference: SY 57254 84836

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