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Church of All Saints, Chalbury

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 March 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 107469

OS Grid Reference: SU0185606840
OS Grid Coordinates: 401856, 106840
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8611, -1.9750

Location: Chalbury, Dorset BH21 7EY

Locality: Chalbury
Local Authority: East Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH21 7EY

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Listing Text

SU 01 06
Church of All Saints


Parish Church, C13 origin with C14 and C16 alterations. Extensive C18
alterations and refitting. Flint and rubble with ashlar dressings, partly
faced in brick, partly rendered. Whitewashed. Tiled roofs with some stone
slate margins. West bellcote. Chancel fenestration: east window of 3
graduated ogee, trefoil headed lights; blocked C13 lancet north; 2 C18
elliptically headed windows with leaded lights south. Nave fenestration:
west wall has C18 round headed windows with keystone and imposts; C18 round
headed south windows; north wall has 2, probably C18, windows with 4 centred
heads and reset medieval labels with carved stops. South porch has C18
archway with a semi-circular head.

Internal features: chancel arch in the form of a Palladian motif with shallow
elliptical arch and slender Tuscan columns; raised bench pew in chancel with
balustraded front and pilasters supporting canopy; C18 panelled box pews; C18
polygonal timber pulpit with panelled sides and moulded cornice; C18 west
gallery; plastered barrel-vaulted roof, that to the chancel retaining C16
moulded tie-beams, the nave having plain tie beams; C18 reading desk matching
other fittings, C15 font with octagonal stone bowl on octagonal panelled stem,
set on re-used C18 marble attic base; C18 gadrooned font in form of baluster;
C14 niche in chancel with trefoiled ogee head. Turned communion rails, 1970s,
dedicated to Sir Owen Morshead. The interior is a fine example of a C18
parish church untouched by Victorian restoration. (R.C.H.M. Dorset, Vol V,
p.2/3, no. 1.Newman J. and Pevsner N. The Buildings of England, Dorset, 1972,

Listing NGR: SU0185606840

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Source: English Heritage

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