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Standlynch Chapel, Downton

Description: Standlynch Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 319684

OS Grid Reference: SU1826623511
OS Grid Coordinates: 418266, 123511
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0107, -1.7410

Location: Downton, Wiltshire SP5 3QR

Locality: Downton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 3QR

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Listing Text

SU 12 SE
(west side)
4/125 Standlynch Chapel


Private chapel, now redundant. Medieval church rebuilt 1677,
restored 1859-66 by William Butterfield. Limestone ashlar with
flint chequers, tiled roof. Plan: nave, chancel, north chapel,
south porch. Porch by Butterfield has timber-framed gable and
double-chamfered doorway. South side of nave has two 2-light
square-headed cusped windows. South side of chancel has one 2-
light square-headed cusped window, east end has 3-light
Perpendicular-style window and north side has 2-light square-headed
cusped window. North side of nave has two 2-light square-headed
cusped windows and to left a flat-roofed chapel with ashlar stack
with moulded capping and 2-light pointed window, coved eaves
cornice to nave. West end has 2-light pointed window, above are
heraldic arms, probably of Bockland Family with date 1677. All
windows C19. Roof has coped verges on kneelers, cross finials over
Interior: Diagonally-laid black and white marble floor. Nave has
plastered wagon roof, wood-panelled walls. Hollow-chamfered
pointed chancel arch on grouped shafts, either side are reset C14
niches. Chancel has panelled wagon roof. Some good stained glass
in south and west windows, all to the Nelson family and of c.1900.
Large Gothic memorial on north wall of nave, finely grained
limestone, with pointed arch, crockets and pinnacles, to Thomas
Nelson, died 1835, the nephew of Admiral Nelson. A fine rococo C18
marble monument on south wall has fine floral carving and scrolled
pediment with urn finial; to Joane Penrodock, Mrs Bockland died
1689 and who restored this church in 1677. Classical marble tablet
on south wall to Thomas Nelson, died 1835, by Osmond of Sarum.
History: Little survives of an original Medieval church on this
site, probably built for the now demolished Standlynch House which
was replaced by Trafalgar House (q.v.) in 1733. The Bockland
family of the earlier house rebuilt the chapel in 1677. It became
the Nelson family's private chapel after they were given Standlynch
House, renamed Trafalgar House; the family were responsible for the
restoration of C19. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England:
Wiltshire, 1975. Country Life July 13th, 1945, page 68)

Listing NGR: SU1826623511

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Source: English Heritage

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