Borbach Chantry, West Dean, Wiltshire
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Memorial secrets in a secluded chapel
Striking memorials grace this fascinating rural chapel - which is all that remains of a fourteenth-century church.
The earliest, a wall memorial from the 1620s, shows a kneeling John Evelyn I and his wife wearing grand Stuart fashions, with their 11 children in a line below. Perhaps the most imposing memorial is Robert Pierrepoint's - an angel supports his life-sized marble figure.
The chapel stands alone in excellent walking country - a great place to take a break.
A nineteenth-century cow shed!
Fearsome gargoyles and medieval carvings
Echoes of a long ago fortified past
Car access up bridle path with limited parking. Through pedestrian gate then long flat grass strip past many falling / fallen head stones. Level entrance through south porch.
Disabled access information
Access over long grass through the churchyard. Clear access once through the gate from the bridle path.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.
7 miles south east of Salisbury, off A36, situated 150 metres down a bridleway
Nearest railway station: Dean (0.2 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit?
You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Wiltshire County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Wiltshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
West Dean Church Plan
Click here to download a copy of the Church Plan which sets out the shared vision for the future of the church. This is a working document that will be updated on a regular basis. If you have any feedback or if you want to contact us about the church plan please drop us a line. When you write, please do give the name of the church, thank you!
All our Wiltshire churches are in CCT's West region.
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