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Tichborne,  Hampshire  -  St Andrew Church

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Notes in italics from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Nikolaus Pevsner and David Lloyd (1967) Yale University Press, New Haven and London.




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The church has an C11 chancel - Saxo-Norman overlap, as it is called - cf. the still Saxon tradition of the double splay of the windows, but the typically Norman flat buttresses. ... The chancel has an E window with reticulated tracery (early 1300s). ... In the E gable of the nave two blank arches, probably originally windows to give light to the rood. ... The W tower is of brick, blue and red, and dated 1703.

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The nave and its two-bay arcades are poor E.E. (Early English, i.e. early 1200s. Possibly poor but certainly unusual and interesting). The N arcade has as its pier a hardly treated chunk of wall and pointed arches with one slight chamfer. The S arcade has the same arches but a thick octagonal pier.

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Chancel arch viewed from nave, and from south aisle showing Tichborne family box pew.

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The chancel with reticulated east window (early 1300s) and 11th century Saxo-Norman side windows. Second picture: View west.


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