© Mr Derek C. J. Garrett
CHURCH OF SAINT VINCENT,
CHILTON CANTELO, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Mr Derek C. J. Garrett
10 October 2002
19 April 1961
Date of last amendment:
19 April 1961
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ST52SE CHILTON CANTELO CP
Church of Saint Vincent
Church. C13 and later. Local stone mixed with Han stone, roughly squared
and coursed; Han stone dressings; plain clay tile roof with bands of
fish scale tiles between coped gables having cross finials to the
chancel and South porch. Two-cell church with added South porch, nave
and chancel each of 2 wide bays; Western bell turret. Chancel has a
triple lancet East window, with string course only under this window,
and a pair of cusped lancets with square labels in both North and South
walls; a simple plinth and clasping corner buttresses. Nave has offset
buttresses to each bay, with a larger projection housing the rood loft
stair on the North-east corner; aid C15 traceried pointed arch windows
to North and South walls; between them on the North a small triangular
arched doorway with old door; and opposite the South porch, apparently a
C19 rebuild, protecting an early, probably C15, door set in a C15
archway, complete with separate sanctuary ring and a partly defaced
latin inscription; above and to the left an ogee arched statue niche.
High on the East nave gable a niche with cusped pointed arch with a
calvary sculpture of which the top is missing: the originally
unbuttressed West wall has a large central stepped buttress to support a
lantern shaped bell turret with crocketted pinnacled roof. Inside, the
chancel largely a C19 refurbishment, with cinquefoil rere-arch to East
window and trefoil rere-arches to remainder; the chancel arch a rural
C15 type. The nave has a blocked early C13 lancet window in the West
wall: the glazing incorporates some later medieval fragments and there
is early internal ferracenta, c.f. Ashington Manor, (qv). The North
private, manor, door blocked inside - nearby the triangular headed roof
loft doorway and flat headed opening above. C19 roof and tiled floor.
Fittings include early C17 box pews and pulpit with tester and readers
desk, also early C17; simple octagonal font with coving under bowl on
octagonal shaft; memorial plaque or North chancel Wall to Sir John St.
Barbe died 1723, with scrolls, urn and supporting achievement of Arms.
(Francis Goulding, Ashington, Chilton Cantelo, Mudford - The Story of
Three Somerset Parishes, 1982).