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Description: Church of St Nicholas
Date Listed: 20 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 105218
OS Grid Reference: SY6513482538
OS Grid Coordinates: 365134, 82538
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6415, -2.4944
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SY 68 SE CHICKERELL BUCKLAND RIPERS
7/99 Church of St. Nicholas
Former Parish Church, now chapel. C15 or earlier, much reconstructed 1655 after
fire damage. North wall of nave reconstructed C20. (Rubble-stone walls and dressings.
Slate and stone slate roofs). Chancel, Nave, South Porch. Chancel: east window,
two-light, late C19. South wall has a single-light window with square head and label,
originally C17 and of two lights, now with the mullion removed. Nave: north wall
rebuilt, incorporates mid C17 2-light window, north doorway reset, possibly of
medieval origin. South wall, 2 C17 stone-mullioned windows reset, of 2 square-
headed lights with moulded labels and much restored. South doorway, C17, with
chamfered jambs, segmented head and triangular rere-arch. South Porch, east wall
rebuilt since C17. Entrance arch has chamfered jambs and segmental head, and is
dated 1655. West wall, west window is of c.1500, and has two cinquefoiled lights
and sunk spandrels in a square head with a moulded label with square-return stops
with foliated centres. Bellcote is C17 and has two plain segmental-headed
openings under a gable. The roofs are late C19. Interior: Chancel-arch, date of
1655 reconstruction, but widened subsequently to nearly full width of nave; now of
elliptical form of 2 orders, with a keystone inscribed IP LW GC and extending into
a shaped pendant; outer hollow-chamfered order is continuous, the chamfered inner
order springs from semi-octagonal responds with moulded capitals. Font: octagonal
stone bowl with plain sides and chamfered under edge on a stop-chamfered square
pedestal and round base, medieval.
(RCHM Dorset II, p39 (2)).
Listing NGR: SY6513482538
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