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Description: Church of St David
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262807
OS Grid Reference: ST5397231699
OS Grid Coordinates: 353972, 131699
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0828, -2.6585
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ST53SW BARTON ST DAVID CP BROADCLOSE WAY (South side)
2/2 Church of St David
Parish Church. C12 to C15, with major C19 restoration. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Doulting stone dressings;
plain clay tiled roofs between coped gables, with stone slates to north porch. Cruciform plan chancel 2 bays, nave
3-bays, trancepts one bay each, with added north porch and octagonal north east tower. Chancel mostly C19, 2-bays;
paired offset corner buttresses with small buttress under east window, which is 3-light C14 traceried without label; in
north wall small cinquefoil cusped lancet; to south double chamfered pointed arched doorway east of another cusped
lancet. South transept rebuilt 1894; plinth, double corner buttresses; only a chimney to east; south window matches
chancel east window. Nave has similar buttresses, with a 2-light and a 3-light elliptical arched, flat head windows
without labels, in south wall, also remains of blocked segmental arched doorway; 4-light west window with C19 tracery
of late C14 style; no windows north, north porch possibly C18; plain segmental outer arch; inner doorway C13 with
single jamb shafts and open semi-cirular arch with chevron and lozengo decoration, door at least C18. north transept
has 3-light ovolo mould mullioned window with flat head and label. Tower octagonal, in three stages, probably C15;
rendered with string courses, corner gargoyles, battlemented parapets; bottom stage has cinquefoil cusped-light in
hollow moulded recess north face and hollow moulded pointed arched doorway to east; stage 2 has similar window again on
north face; to principal quarters stage 3 are 2-light C15 traceried windows in hollow moulded recesses. Inside, chancel
mostly Cl9; cusped rere-arches to windows, cinquefoil cusped piscina, and almost triangular headed long squint into
tower; narrow C13 chancel and transept arches with simple chamfered pointed arches, jamb shafts with turned bases and
capitals; with added segmental arched opening to south. Now mostly C19; octagonal-panelled pulpit with door and heavy
cornice, early C17; C13 stone font on C19 base, a plain octagonal bowl with moulded underside and plain shaft to
moulded plinth; fragment of C17-panelling in rear dado; over chancel arch a painting of King David with harp. Earliest
recorded rector 1309.
Listing NGR: ST5397231699
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