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Binderton Chapel, West Dean

Description: Binderton Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 301570

OS Grid Reference: SU8637412644
OS Grid Coordinates: 486374, 112644
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9068, -0.7729

Locality: West Dean
Local Authority: Chichester District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: PO18 0RB

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:

8/22 II

Former chapel, later granary, derelict at time of survey. Erected by
Thomas Smythe c.1671 to replace the old Parish Church about 200 metres north of
Binderton House which had been demolished by his father c.1660 "because it stood
in his light". Single chamber of flint with red brick dressings. Roof
missing. Front elevation has a round-headed arch with keystone and impost
blocks. Stringcourse, and full height pilasters and plinth. 2-light mullioned
window. Side elevations have moulded cornice, pilasters and plinth. Further
mullioned window to rear. The interior is lined with stone blocks. The
building was never consecrated and the only person to be buried here was
Thomas Smythe in accordance with his will of 1687-8. In the C18 the building
was used as a granary and in 1839 Smythe's body and monument were removed to
West Dean Church. The building was restored in 1984.
See Sussex Notes and Queries. 3. 1930 pp 85-87
Sussex Archaeological Collections 117. 1979 pp 109-124.

Listing NGR: SU8637412644

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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