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Chapel of St Bartholomew, Portesham

Description: Chapel of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 105293

OS Grid Reference: SY6359285484
OS Grid Coordinates: 363592, 85484
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6679, -2.5165

Location: Portesham, Dorset DT3 4HW

Locality: Portesham
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT3 4HW

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Listing Text


4/172 Chapel of St Bartholomew

Chapel, former free chapel. C13 chancel, C16 nave walls, with late C19 rebuilding
at west end. Restored and reconsecrated in 1897. Coursed rubble walls, with
ashlar dressings. Slate roofs, with stone gable-copings and plain kneelers.
Chancel: chamfered plinth. East window, late C14 alteration, and has 2 trefoiled
lights with a tracery light between vertical bars in a 2-centred head. South wall
has a single-light window, rebated externally and splayed internally, with a C20
pointed head. Nave: no plinth. South wall, C20 3-light window, doorway with
chamfered polygonal arched head, of re-used voussoirs. Plank door with strap-
hinges. West wall, rebuilt with a 3-light window, C20, with a 2-centred rere-arch.
The bellcote surmounting the west wall is C20. Stone cross-crosslet on east gable,
C20. Interior: altar, stone with chamfered Purbeck marble base and similar top
carried on two stone cross walls, early C13. Brackets: in chancel, flanking east
window, two moulded stone corbels, C15. Piscina: with chamfered jambs and ill-
fitting two-centred head and label, moulded corbelled shelf, much restored, C13.
Tiles: in chancel, re-set in floor, eighteen medieval tiles, red with yellow glaze.
(RCHM Dorset II, p.242 (2)).

Listing NGR: SY6359285484

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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