Borbach Chantry

Borbach Chantry, West Dean, in southeast Wiltshire, England, was built in 1333. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building,[1] and is now a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It was declared redundant on 5 October 1971, and was vested in the trust (at that time the Redundant Churches Fund) on 19 January 1973.[3][4]

Borbach Chantry
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LocationWest Dean, Salisbury, England
Coordinates51°02′45″N 1°38′11″W / 51.04583°N 1.63639°W / 51.04583; -1.63639Coordinates: 51°02′45″N 1°38′11″W / 51.04583°N 1.63639°W / 51.04583; -1.63639
Listed Building – Grade I
Official nameBorbach Chantry
Designated23 March 1960[1]
Reference no.1184418
Borbach Chantry is located in Wiltshire
Borbach Chantry
Location of Borbach Chantry in Wiltshire

The chapel was built of flint with limestone dressings, about 1333 by Robert de Borbach as part of a fourteenth-century parish church, but is all that remains. When the church was demolished in 1868 the arcade which connected the chapel to the church was walled up and a new south porch added.[1]

The chapel contains a series of monuments, including those to the parliamentarian John Evelyn who died in 1684 and his family.[2][5] Other memorials are to the Pierrepont family who inherited from him the adjacent manor house, which has since been demolished.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Borbach Chantry (1184418)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 4 July 2013
  2. ^ a b Borbach Chantry, West Dean, Wiltshire, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 1 April 2011
  3. ^ "No. 45888". The London Gazette (Supplement). 23 January 1973. p. 1031.
  4. ^ Diocese of Salisbury: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 2, retrieved 1 April 2011
  5. ^ P.J.D., The Borbach Chantry, West Dean[permanent dead link], Salisbury & Winchester Journal, 6 April 1928, page 9
  6. ^ "Church Monument Handbook" (PDF). Minerva Conservation. Retrieved 8 October 2010.