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Description: Chapel at Chipchase Castle
Date Listed: 5 September 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 239571
OS Grid Reference: NY8836075697
OS Grid Coordinates: 388360, 575697
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0756, -2.1838
NY 87 NE CHOLLERTON CHIP CHASE
9/36 Chapel. at Chipchase
Chapel. Medieval masonry. Largely rebuilt after 1735 for John Reed. South
wall ashlar the rest dressed stone probably mainly remains of church described
as ruinous in early C18. Single cell, 4-bays. Alternating rusticated quoins.
West end has round-headed doorway in moulded surround with capitals and keystone.
Round-headed west bellcotealso with moulded capitals and arch. Venetian east
window in similar surround.
South wall has round windows with raised unmoulded jambs, arch and keystone;
moulded impost string.
Gabled roof with coping and kneelers which at west end hold urns with emblems
of Heron family.
Interior has similar mouldings round door and windows. Mid C18 fittings
including box pews, reading desk and choir stalls with fluted pilasters. Pulpit
with sounding-board elaborately carved with enriched panelling, Ionic pilasters
and modillion cornice. Panelling behind flanked by full-height Corinthian
pilasters. Soffit of sounding board has marquetry sun and relief carving of
dove. Communion rails with turned balusters. Several good C18 and C19 wall
Listing NGR: NY8836075698
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Source: English Heritage
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