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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Maperton

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262062

OS Grid Reference: ST6720126142
OS Grid Coordinates: 367201, 126142
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0337, -2.4691

Location: Maperton, Somerset BA9 8EH

Locality: Maperton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA9 8EH

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Listing Text

4/129 Church of St Peter and St Paul

Anglican Parish Church. Tower late C15, remainder rebuilt in 1869 by Henry Hall. Local
stone cut and squared, with Doulting or Ham stone dressings; plain clay tiled roofs,
banded with scallop tiles, between stepped coped gables.Four-cell plan of 3-bay chancel,
4-bay nave and small north and south transepts, with small north-east vestry, south
porch and west tower. Chancel has plinth, cill mould, small offset corner buttresses;
east window of 3-lights, geometric tracery, with headstop arched label; on south side 3
cusped lancets with headstop labels; on north side, the lean-to vestry and vestry porch
to match. North transept has half-height buttresses, oval flue to crown of gable,
2-light traceried window with headstop label; south transept to match, but without flue.
Nave has cusped lancets with quatrefoils over, set under arched labels with headstops,
no buttresses; south porch to match, with floriated capitals on corbels; plain moulded
inner doorway. Tower of 2 stages: plinth, string courses, upper with corner gargoyles,
battlenented parapets with simple obelisk corner pinnacles; angled corner buttresses:
lower stage plain except on west face, where there is a blocked west doorway, having
chamfered pointed arch with label over, and 2-light windows all round, with almost
semi-circular arched labels, all fitted with baffles; additional rectangular window with
hood mould on south side: square stair turret with offsets, to near full-height, on
north-east corner. Interior has totally C19 character; chancel has an open raised-cruck
type roof frame, wide C12 style chancel arch with richly carved capitals and corbels to
hall-shafts; elaborate carved rere-arch to east window and imposts to other windows;
encaustic tile and carved stone reredos, and choir stalls in character. Nave has
arched-braced collar-truss roof. plainer in detail: south transept has some C18 fielded
panelling - this, with the matching pulpit, was removed from Sherborne Abbey to this
church c1921. Font, an octagonal bowl on circular shaft and base, somewhat damaged,
possibly C12: on north wall a hatchment of 1738. Stained glass of east and west windows
by Powell. Several C18 memorial tablets in tower; some carved fragments built into wall
of south porch, thought to be Saxon. First known rector in C13.

Listing NGR: ST6720126142

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Source: English Heritage

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