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St Andrew, West Chelborough, Dorset

(50°50′46″N, 2°39′6″W)
West Chelborough
ST 542 054
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Dorset
now Dorset
medieval Salisbury
now Salisbury
medieval St Andrew
now St Andrew
  • Howard Austin Jones
15 July 2013

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Feature Sets

Nothing appears to remain of the fabric of the 12thc church, except perhaps the E part of the S wall of the nave (RCHM). The present building consists of a chancel and a nave, both rebuilt and/or extended in the 15thc, and a S tower entrance of 1638. The chancel was again rebuilt in 1751.


Chelborough was assessed in the Domesday Survey at 5 geld units, with two ploughlands, 2 acres of meadow, and a pasture and woodland. The lord in TRE was Alfrith; by 1086 the manor was held by Roger Arundel. No church is mentioned.





The church was restored early in the 19thc and in 1894 when a vestry was added to the N.

The fieldworker's assessment of tool marks result with an opinion that the font was dressed with an axe except for the plain band at the bottom, which is roughly chiselled.


Royal Commission on Historical Monuments: Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset, Vol. I: West (1952) , 90-91.

N. Pevsner, revised by J. Newman, The Buildings of England, Dorset, London 2002, 444.