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Norman Cottage Chapel, Blockley

Description: Norman Cottage Chapel

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 126757

OS Grid Reference: SP2013235720
OS Grid Coordinates: 420132, 235720
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0195, -1.7080

Location: Church View, Blockley, Gloucestershire GL56 9QN

Locality: Blockley
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL56 9QN

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site at Aston Magna, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


Norman Cottage Chapel

C12 village church altered in mediaeval period and later converted into 2 cottages;
now one.

Externally: in 2 parts, rubble with tiled roofs, coped verges to East and over former
chancel arch.

Left hand part: single storey and attic, gabled dormer with 2-light mullion window
with drip; 3-light similar window on ground floor; gabled return to West is later

Right hand part: 2 storeys, coursed rubble; 2 windows, C19 with segmental heads;
lean-to over porch.

Interior altered as cottages, chancel (right hand part) has large inserted fireplace
with wooden lintel and with an upper lintel supported by former eaves corbels(!).

The original plan and shape is easily appreciated: 2 bay chancel with a (shortened)
2 bay nave; pointed chancel arch on slightly earlier looking C12 imposts and one
scallop cap for a nook shaft (removed) in former position of stairs. 'Nave' has
2 cruck trusses with later purlins and wind-braces. 'Chancel' has a (?) C15
arch-braced truss.

Several other features survive including a small round headed C12 window with
monolithic head.

Listing NGR: SP2013235720

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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