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St James, Chilton Cantelo, Somerset

(50°59′48″N, 2°36′50″W)
Chilton Cantelo
ST 570 221
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Somerset
now Somerset
  • Robin Downes
17 November 2005

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Feature Sets

Chilton Cantelo is 4 mls. NNE of Yeovil. The church is cruciform, with a 3-bay chancel, 3-bay nave and an added S porch and W tower. Construction is of ocal stone cut and squared, with hamstone dressings and bands. It was restored 1864-5 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. The only Romanesque feature is the font.


Chilton Cantelo was held by Aelfstan of Boscombe in 1066, when it paid geld for 1 hide, and by Warner from William de Eu in 1086.





English Heritage Listed building 262619

F. Goulding, Ashington, Chilton Cantelo, Mudford - the Story of Three Somerset Parishes, 1982

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Harmondsworth 1958, 124.