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Description: Chapel of Saint Catherine
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 103560
OS Grid Reference: ST8011902343
OS Grid Coordinates: 380119, 102343
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8203, -2.2836
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ST 80 SW MILTON ABBEY
3/144 Chapel of Saint
Consecrated ecclesiastical building. Originally a chapel of Milton Abbey.
Late C12 - west wall of nave rebuilt and chancel walls raised in C18.
Restored 1901 after a period of secular use. Flint and rubble stone walls
with ashlar dressings. Stone slate roofs with coped gables - north slopes
renewed with artificial stone slates, c1980. Nave and chancel. South wall
of nave has a C12 doorway with segmental inner arch and round-headed outer
arch with roll moulding; shafts with foliated caps. Remains of inscription
on door jamb granting 120 days' indulgence. West of this a small C12
round-arched window. East of the door a C15 2-light square-headed window
with ogee lights. 3 buttresses to this wall. East window, C18, in C15 style,
of 3 lights. North wall of nave has C12 segmental-arched doorway. 2 windows
matching those in south wall, 3 buttresses. West wall, C18, of ashlar stone
and knapped flint, has a C19 lancet window. Interior. Walls plastered.
Roofs, c1901, of tie-beam form. Chancel paved with old tiles, including
some medieval decorative tiles - from the Abbey. Chancel arch, pointed, of
2 orders with roll moulding. Triple shaftes with scalloped caps. Nave paved
with old tiles, including some decorative medieval tiles at west end. C15
carved bracket in east wall of chancel. Small niche by north door. Altar
table appears C17. Good example of a largely unaltered small Norman church.
RCHM. Monument 3. (Dorset. Vol.III)
Listing NGR: ST8012002344
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Source: English Heritage
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