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Church of Saint Bartholomew, Yeovilton

Description: Church of Saint Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262788

OS Grid Reference: ST5468023013
OS Grid Coordinates: 354680, 123013
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0047, -2.6473

Location: Pyle Lane, Yeovilton, Somerset BA22 8HX

Locality: Yeovilton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8HX

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Listing Text


3/172 Church of Saint Bartholomew



Church. Circa 1300, severly restored in 1872. Local lias stone cut
squared and coursed, with Ham stone dressings; plain clay tiles with
bands of fish scale tiles between coped gables. 2-cell church, with
2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave with added South-chapel, North porch and
West tower. Chancel has 3-cusped light East window with C14 tracery,
with 2-light ogee-head traceried windows to sides; angled corner
buttresses with offsets, bay buttresses to full height; narrow door
between windows on South side, now blockedi remains of small figure in
trefoiled niche over East window. Nave has 2-light pointed arch
Perpendicular windows, much restored on South side. South chapel seems
mostly of C19 although remains of a Norman doorway arch used as a band
course under South window. South porch may be mostly C14 work, with
small 2-light opening with trefoil rere-arch in East wall, and sexfoil
window on West side, plain doorway arches. Tower rather heavy, in 3
stages of plain detail and square proportions. West door in moulded
almost semi-circular headed arch in a flat headed recess, the spandrils
foliated, door possibly C16, with sanctuary handle; Above a 3-light
window, evidently C19 restoration; on North side a statue recess
possibly of late C15, much eroded; very small rectangular windows in
North and South walls, stage 2, then almost triangular headed 2-light
C15 traceried windows to each face of stage 3. Plinth, string courses
each stage, and low slightly crenellated parapet, centre gargoyles and
corner pinnacles. Octagonal stair turret in South-west corner. Interior
locked and not accessible - said to contain a C14 piscina in the chancel
with an ogee arch, resting on a bust corbel; double-chamfered chancel
and tower arches dying into imposts, a nave wagon-roof with bosses;
statue bracket on South wall of the nave, and rere-arches to windows of
nave and chancel of late C13/early C14. The money to build the tower
bequeathed by a Rector in 1486. (Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of
England - South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5468023013

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Source: English Heritage

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