PRIORS DEAN CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1237077
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1954
Statutory Address:
PRIORS DEAN CHURCH

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Location

Statutory Address:
PRIORS DEAN CHURCH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Hampshire
District:
East Hampshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Colemore and Priors Dean
National Park:
SOUTH DOWNS
National Grid Reference:
SU 72783 29601

Details

COLEMORE & PRIORS DEAN PRIORS DEAN SU 72 NW 9/3 Priors Dean Church 16.3.54 II* GV Parish church, without dedication. C11, C13, Restoration of 1856. Aisleless Romanesque building, of possible Saxon origin, with north porch and western bell turret. Cemented walls, 2 flat and 1 stepped buttresses at the south side, Norman north door, slender Victorian/Norman windows, with one original lancet and a small blocked Norman window on the south wall of the chancel. Tiled roof, hipped at the west, with a stepped bell turret (1856), having a small broach spire. Tiled roof to open porch, with a timber frame on stone walls. Interior: plain walls with deep reveals, a 'Norman' chancel arch (1856) with couple ½-columns (with cushion caps); at the west end the 4 massive timber piers (medieval) which support the bell turret (1856). The chief feature of the church is the series of monuments in the chancel, including (1) a wall monument with a Corinthian frame enclosing 2 oval recesses containing the portrait busts of John Compton and his wife Jane (died 1653 and 1634), (2) a similar wall monument with Ionic pilasters and marble portrait bust of Compton Tichborne (1637), (3) a wall monument with Corinthian flame enclosing a kneeling female figure (and 2 small children) to N Stoughton and Bridge Compton (1631), (4) a classical monument with a kneeling female figure, of Eliz Tichborne (1622) and (5) a monumental brass on a floor stone, of John Compton and Jane Michelborne (died 1606 and 1586). There is a 'Norman' font of 1856, and a chair of 1657.

Listing NGR: SU7255030025

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
143137
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 07 Apr 2002
Reference: IOE01/06198/27
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