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Church of St Andrew, Puckington

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 264452

OS Grid Reference: ST3770118288
OS Grid Coordinates: 337701, 118288
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9606, -2.8884

Location: B3168, Puckington, Somerset TA19 9JA

Locality: Puckington
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA19 9JA

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Listing Text


5/1 Church of St Andrew



Anglican parish church. C13, C15, major C19 restoration. Rubble, some coursed and squared, some random, freestone
dressings, tile roofs with fishscale banding, coped verges, cruciform finials. Early English and Perpendicular,
restoration in a neo-Eirly English style. Nave, chancel, large mid C19 south transept, south porch, small lean-to north
vestry, west tower. Embattled 3- stage tower, set-back buttresses, pinnacles on the corners of the battlements, large
gargoyles, broad 2-light bell-chamber windows with louvres, large clockface with gilded numerals and hands to the east.
Blank quatrefoils on each face below the parapet, blank 2-light windows to ringing chamber stage; stair-turret to
north. Large 4-light transomed west window with labels, fine- cut tracery; west doorway in an emphasised moulded
surround, flanking triangular shafts. Two bay nave, 2-light Perpendicular windows to the north, 2 low buttresses.
Single bay transept with triple lancet windows, low buttresses. Small porch with a front-facing gable, buttresses,
Perpendicular inner and outer doorways. Two bay chancel, 2 and 3-light windows with Decorated tracery, mostly renewed;
priest's door to south, and let into the wall 2 C18 memorials. Interior mostly plastered, some scraping to chancel.
Lofty panelled Perpendicular tower arch. Simple double-chamfered arches to transept and chancel. Tower with panelled
ringing-chamber floor; nave and transept with simple braced collar- beam roofs; chancel under panelled wagon roof.
Chancel windows with rere-arches. Chancel with C13 stepped group of piscina and sedilia with continuous mouldings.
Norman tub font with cable banding, C19 cover with fine wrought-iron decoration. Some Jacobean woodwork including
restored pulpit, fragments of carving incorporated in C19 reader and choir stalls, a chair and a chest. High Gothic
decalogue plaques, altar rails, altar, and a chair. Simple pine pews, Two C17 memorials to chancel. Memorial to the
Great War. Windows with simple diamond-paned leaded lights, clear glass.

Listing NGR: ST3770118288

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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