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Latitude: 51.4095 / 51°24'34"N
Longitude: -2.2315 / 2°13'53"W
OS Eastings: 383993
OS Northings: 167854
OS Grid: ST839678
Mapcode National: GBR 1RM.DNS
Mapcode Global: VH96H.8TNV
Entry Name: Chapel Plaister
Listing Date: 20 December 1960
Last Amended: 27 July 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250523
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432914
Location: Box, Wiltshire, SN13
Civil Parish: Box
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Box
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST 86 NW BOX BRADFORD ROAD
2/35 Chapel Plaister
(formerly listed as Chapel Plaster
20 12 60
Anglican chapel, traditionally founded c1235 by Sir John du
Plessis, Earl of Warwick and rebuilt 1340 by Richard Plaisted of
Castle Combe. Ashlar and rubble stone with stone tiled roofs.
Nave and chancel with north transept and projecting west porch.
Nave west end has simple stone bellcote. Elevations of main chapel
show evidence of roof being raised, probably in C15 when the porch
was added. Porch has small segmental pointed arched doorway and
leaded light over. Nave south side, 2-storey, with upper 2-light
recessed mullion window and lower 2-light window with Tudor arched
heads. Chancel has remains of heavy eaves moulding and traces of
gable coping at original height. Coped east gable. South side
upper 2-light C15 window with segmental arched heads to lights,
lower door with shouldered head and small pair of lancets to
right. Heavy moulded plinth continued around chancel and north
transept. Chancel east end has centre buttress. North side has
similar C15 upper 2-light window and lower pair of lancets. Two
light window to right apparently made up of fragments. North
transept has ridge stack, coped north gable and heavy moulding at
original eaves level. Restored 3-light C14 north window with
hoodmould. West side of transept no longer has moulded plinth.
Small restored 2-light window. Nave north wall has C18 upper 2-
light flush cyma-moulded window. Within porch, moulded C14 or C15
Tudor-arched west door with carved spandrels and fine C14 carved
Interior apparently 2-storey from C15, now single storey. Three
canopied niches on east wall and corbels for chancel transverse
arches, removed when the roof was raised.
Listing NGR: ST8399167853
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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