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Mattingley Church, Hampshire

15th Century
         
Mattingley Church west end


Mattingley Church interior
         
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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.
         
Mattingley 1                   
         
                    Mattingley north side
         
  Timber-framed throughout and late medieval (i.e. towards end of 15th century). Nave and aisles, chancel, shingled bell-turret. The aisles are of 1867, and at that time much was restored too. The infilling between the timbers is of brick-nogging (in herringbone fashion with bricks formed as parallelograms).  
         
Mattingley porch               
         
  The N porch, at the W end of the N aisle, is original too, though partly renewed.  
         
                     Mattingley church interior 2         
         
  Inside, the arcade piers show clearly that they were originally wall-posts of an aisleless nave. In the chancel the wall-posts are in order. Their mouldings are Perp. The roof has tie-beams, collar-beams, and one tier of wind-braces.  
         
              
         
  The chancel is in a good state and has a straight-headed five-light E window (in memory of Viscount Eversley, Lord of the Manor in the later 19th century). Panelling in the altar area; C17.  
         
  "The Church has no patron saint - possibly because the original building on the site was, to start with, a moot hall - that is, a place where meetings were held. On the other hand it may have been because it was, in the early days, a "chapel of ease" to the Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Heckfield." (From Parish of Mattingley website)  
         
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