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Church of All Saints, Closworth

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263603

OS Grid Reference: ST5478711123
OS Grid Coordinates: 354787, 111123
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8978, -2.6443

Location: Sutton Hill, Closworth, Somerset BA22 9QP

Locality: Closworth
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 9QP

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Listing Text

Church of All Saints


Church. C12 and C13. Local stone rubble coursed, with Ham stone dressings, chancel and West walls partly rendered;
plain clay tiles with scalloped tile bands to chancel, stone slates to nave and porch, with gable copings to
extremities only. 2-cell plan with North porch, 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave. Chancel rebuilt circa 1250 in simple
style; East window 2-light later style plate tracery with Quatrefoil circle under pointed label, plain lancet in North
wall, 2 cusped rather wide lancets in South wall. Nave of original church built in 1111; with cusped lancet, narrow
semi- circular headed window and round headed doorway between, now blocked with simple window inserted; West gable has
two offset buttresses to eaves level, and a 2-light rather long window with probably early C14 tracery above which are
two round-arched niches for bell, one of which said to be circa 1250; on North side two very slim windows, one round-
headed, one pointed. North porch very simple with outer chamfered semi- circular arch of uncertain date; bench seats;
inner arch has roll and dog-tooth orders, capitals apparently cut away, plain tympanum with later statue bracket and
headless statue said to be of French origin, old plank door with simple ironwork of uncertain date. Internally, the
chancel has a plastered barrel vault ceiling, trefoil rere-arches to all side windows, and C13/C14 wall paintings to
all window reveals and the North wall, Coronation of the Virgin, rather touched-up in places, as well as the chancel
arch, 'ashlar' with floral pattern. Chancel arch of 3 orders including dog-tooth and chevron decoration, scalloped and
carved capitals. Nave has simple arch supported collar trusses in 4-bays, with 3 purlins each slope, formerly with
plaster barrel vault ceiling; plain chamfer window reveals; C13/C14 wall painting on North wall featuring Death of
Virgin Mary; round tub font with cable mould on turned base. Very little obvious restoration to fabric.

Listing NGR: ST5478511124

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Source: English Heritage

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