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© Mr Brian H. James

IoE Number: 106076
Photographer: Mr Brian H. James
Date Photographed: 04 June 2004
Date listed: 11 July 1951
Date of last amendment: 11 July 1951
Grade I

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LEWESTON ST 61 SW LEWESTON MANOR 2/58 Chapel of the Holy Trinity 11 .7.51 GV I Private chapel. Built 1616 by Sir John Fitzjames. Roughcast walls on rubble stone plinth, with ashlar quoins and dressings. Buttresses of rubble stone with ashlar dressings. Stone slate roof, with coped gables, and parapet to porch. Small gabled bell turret at west end, with strapwork ornament and one bell. Single-cell plan, with west porch. 4-centred arched doorway in south wall of porch, in square frame, with hoodmould. Coat of Arms above this. Parapet has strapwork and floral ornament; the centre section raised, with ball finial. South wall, buttressed, has two 3-light-square- headed windows, with 4-centred arched lights; the centre light raised, under hoodmould. East window, pointed arched, of 3 lights, with Perpendicular tracery. In north wall, one window matching those in south wall. Internal walls plastered. Pointed waggon roof, with moulded ribs and carved bosses, plastered between rafters. Early C17 panelling round walls, with ornamental pilasters and moulded capping. Early C17 pews, with ends of varying design - panelled - reeded, and with strapwork ornament, and circular finials. Hat pegs to each pew. Altar table made up of C17 panelling. Early C17 2-decker pulpit with tester, with pilasters and strapwork ornament. C17 glass in windows, with inscription commemorating the building of the chapel. C13 circular font, with moulded base, in porch. A very good C17 chapel retaining original furnishings. (RCHM Monument 1. (Dorset. Vol. 1).)

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