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Church of Saint Mary, West and Middle Chinnock

Description: Church of Saint Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263763

OS Grid Reference: ST4673013422
OS Grid Coordinates: 346730, 113422
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9178, -2.7592

Location: Scotts Way, West Chinnock, Somerset TA18 7PT

Locality: West and Middle Chinnock
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA18 7PT

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Listing Text

3/205 Church of Saint Mary


Church. C13 origins, but totally rebuilt in late C19. Ham stone ashlar and dressings; Welsh slates between coped
gables. 4-cell plan of chancel, (2-bays) nave and aisles (all of 3-bays), with West Tower. Tower in C13 style,
remainder in C14 style. Chancel plain, with corner plinth height buttresses and corbel tables to eaves; triple lancet
East window framed with attached columns and arches externally; on South side two 2-light windows with labels in
C15/C16 style, to North a single lancet and a 3-light C17 style mullioned window, both with labels. North and South
aisles plain, with corbel table to eaves; windows 2-light with C14 style decorated tracery; arched doorways without
porches to East bay of North aisle and centre bay of South aisle. Tower in 2-stages, with round arched doorway with
impost blocks in West wall, above which is a simple lancet window without label; string course on corbels, then pairs
of plain lancet windows in East and West walls cutting through simple string course at base of gables; pitched roof
between coped gables, with small spirelet surmounted by weathervane in centre of ridge. Internally totally C19 in
character, with no apparent survivals from earlier Church except a hatchment board dated 1825. Open boarded roofs with
trussed rafters; chancel arch and arcades in C13 style, fittings generally in C14 style; original and nicely detailed,
all unaltered since. First recorded Rector John de Kirkeby 1293; probable date of rebuilding between 1880 and 1890,
apparently after old church was burnt down.

Listing NGR: ST4673013422

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Source: English Heritage

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