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IoE Number: 263763
Photographer: Mr Neil Tinkley
Date Photographed: 29 January 2006
Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 19 April 1961
Grade II

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WEST CHINNOCK CPST41SE3/205Church of Saint Mary19.4.61

WEST CHINNOCK CP ST41SE 3/205 Church of Saint Mary 19.4.61 GV II Church. C13 origins, but totally rebuilt in late C19. Ham stone ashlar and dressings; Welsh slates between coped gables. 4-cell plan of chancel, (2-bays) nave and aisles (all of 3-bays), with West Tower. Tower in C13 style, remainder in C14 style. Chancel plain, with corner plinth height buttresses and corbel tables to eaves; triple lancet East window framed with attached columns and arches externally; on South side two 2-light windows with labels in C15/C16 style, to North a single lancet and a 3-light C17 style mullioned window, both with labels. North and South aisles plain, with corbel table to eaves; windows 2-light with C14 style decorated tracery; arched doorways without porches to East bay of North aisle and centre bay of South aisle. Tower in 2-stages, with round arched doorway with impost blocks in West wall, above which is a simple lancet window without label; string course on corbels, then pairs of plain lancet windows in East and West walls cutting through simple string course at base of gables; pitched roof between coped gables, with small spirelet surmounted by weathervane in centre of ridge. Internally totally C19 in character, with no apparent survivals from earlier Church except a hatchment board dated 1825. Open boarded roofs with trussed rafters; chancel arch and arcades in C13 style, fittings generally in C14 style; original and nicely detailed, all unaltered since. First recorded Rector John de Kirkeby 1293; probable date of rebuilding between 1880 and 1890, apparently after old church was burnt down.

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