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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 5 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 145556
OS Grid Reference: SU5071627919
OS Grid Coordinates: 450716, 127919
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0484, -1.2779
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SU 52 NW CHILCOMB CHILCOMB
10/9 CHURCH OF ST ANDREW
Parish Church. Circa 1120-40, C15, C17, restored C19. Rubble flint with
stone and stone dressings rendered chancel and porch, old plain tile roof,
weatherboarded bellcote. Norman church of chancel and taller nave with
bellcote on W end and C19 S porch. Chancel E window 2-light square headed
window altered C19, with large C19 quatrefoil above. N window is original
narrow round-headed lancet and in N.W. corner low-set is small pointed opening.
On S wall, opposite lancet, is reworked tall C13 lancet, and to W square-headed
C15 cinquefoiled 2-light window with C19 mullion. High on E gable of nave
pair of small C11 pointed windows, originally for bells. S wall has to E
round headed window mostly C19, and C19 S porch of stone end wall with carved
timber gable, flint sides, and inside plain C11 round-headed doorway. Opposite
on N wall is similar doorway blocked with brick. Near N.E. corner C11 narrow
round headed lancet with externally set leaded light, and high-up to NW is
similar with below monument 1793 to Francis Lavington. W window is C15
2-light cinquefoiled with cinquefoil in head. Bellcote is hip-roofed with
steep hip to nave roof W of it. 2 bells c1580 and 1628. Inside chancel
widely splayed round-headed rear arches to E window and lancets. E wall
offset from sill level except in corners. In N.E. corner small recess with
pointed arch. Tablets: S of E window 1733 to Mary Stephens; above recess
1826 to Rev. William Gordon. In S.E. corner Norman pillar piscina with flat
leaves. On floor 81 good C15 encaustic glazed tiles. Chancel arch round
and plain except for rough zig-zag incised on chamfered imposts. On E side
early C17 crude Gothic timber screen with pair of doors. Above birth E gable
windows have imposts and are unequal. W window has pointed rear arch and
others have widely splayed round-headed arches. Doorways are plain and
S door is studded with strap hinges and timber lock. Font has small bowl on
octagonal pillar, Gothic Revival, and stands on C14 coffin lid. Floor slabs.
1726 John Eaggar, 1728 Edward Hooker, 1741 Eleanor Harfert, 1752
Francis Crosswell, 1811 James Goodman. Monuments: S wall: 1677 - 1716
Edward Hooker and family; N wall 1699 - 1711 Henry Crosswell and wife,
1811 Dorethea Goodman. Roofs C15 paired common rafters with arched braces
and ashlar pieces. Nave roof rebuilt to W to take bellcote with 2 tiebeams
supported on corbelled posts.
Listing NGR: SU5074028402
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