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Description: Little Bindon
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108723
OS Grid Reference: SY8305279861
OS Grid Coordinates: 383052, 79861
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6182, -2.2409
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17/271 WEST LULWORTH
20.11.59 Little Bindon
(Small chapel with attached cottage on west). Early C13 origin - property of Bindon
Abbey. Original form and purpose not known, but foundations discovered in the area
suggest it was part of a larger complex. Chapel re-roofed and part reconstructed in
C15. Cottage altered - probably in C17. Substantial party wall between chapel and
cottage suggests that the building was always divided in two units. Possibly chapel
with attached priest's house. (c/f St Margaret, Pamphill, Dorset, and Black Chapel,
North End by Ford End, Essex)
Rubble stone walls, tiled roof with stone eaves courses and gables with parapets.
Rendered brick stack. Simple rectangular plan, chapel and cottage in line. Later
stone extension west of cottage - now ruinous. Cottage has one main room on ground
floor, and two small service rooms adjoining chapel. No evidence of internal
communication between chapel and cottage. Single-storey, with attic to cottage
only. North (entrance) elevation has, in chapel, a C13 stone doorway, and two large
"lancet" windows with brick surrounds and lead lights - probably C18. Three
buttresses - probably post-medieval. C13 carved stone corbel at east end. Cottage
has stone porch with tiled roof. Ground floor has two timber windows with glazing
bars. Attic has two gabled dormers with horizontally sliding sashes with glazing
South elevation is similar, but without entrances or dormers. Cottage has two small
windows under the eaves.
East elevation of chapel has lancet window - this appear original.
Internally, the chapel has a pointed plastered waggon roof with moulded ribs and
wall plates - probably C15. Roof timbers concealed, but believed to be of similar
Cottage has large open fireplace with cambered timber lintel, stone jambs and bread
oven. One chamfered ceiling beam. Chapel apparently disused since the Dissolution
and used for storage - not incorporated into cottage.
RCHM Monument 2.
Listing NGR: SY8305279861
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Source: English Heritage
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