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Chapel of St Catherine

A Grade I Listed Building in Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.6616 / 50°39'41"N

Longitude: -2.6061 / 2°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 357254

OS Northings: 84836

OS Grid: SY572848

Mapcode National: GBR PT.745N

Mapcode Global: FRA 57FB.8HQ

Entry Name: Chapel of St Catherine

Listing Date: 26 January 1956

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 105189

Location: Abbotsbury, West Dorset, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Abbotsbury

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Abbotsbury St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

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

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