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Church of St John, Cutcombe

Description: Church of St John

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265319

OS Grid Reference: SS9310239236
OS Grid Coordinates: 293102, 139236
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1424, -3.5295

Location: Ashwell Lane, Cutcombe, Somerset TA24 7AJ

Locality: Cutcombe
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 7AJ

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Listing Text


10/37 Church of St John



Parish church. C13 tower, C13-early C14 north aisle, 1713 east wall of north aisle rebuilt, 1862 extensively restored,
reseated, and south aisle, south chapel and south porch added, 1971 reroofed. Mid C19 work by C E Giles, builders
Pearse of Minehead and Hole of Dunster. Random rubble, upper stage of tower roughcast, slate roofs, coped verges,
truncated stack west gable end of south aisle. west tower, 4-bay nave, 3-bay north aisle, 2-bay organ chamber, chancel,
4-bay south aisle, 2-bay south chapel, south porch. Two-stage crenellated tower, diagonal buttresses, 2-light window
west end of aisle, south front single storey gabled dporch, unbuttressed, with moulded pointed arch springing from
engaged columns, C19 inner door; three 2-light windows right, between buttresses with priest's door beyond, east end of
aisle lancet, 3-light east window to chancel, 2-light cinquefoil headed window to east end of buttressed north aisle, 3
similar windows on north front, 2-light trefoil headed window beyond, 3-light cinquefoil headed window at west end,
Interior: rendered, except for west end. C19 moulded arches to chapel and south Chapel with foliage capitals, unmoulded
tower arch. C19 roofs with some old bosses in nave, Five-bay north arcade of octagonal piers without capitals except
for eastern one, pointed arches; south arcade with vigorously carved foliage capitals. Base, stem and pillars of Norman
font with C19 Italian marble bowl. Mid C19 Beer stone pulpit, panels carved with scenes from the bible; mid C19 stone
reredos sculpted with da Vinci's Last Supper, reset in south chapel when the Arts and Crafts style ceramic, alabaster
and glass mosaic reredos, dado and also the east window, were given in memory of Philip Pleydell Bouverie and his wife,
died 1890 and 1892 respectively. The south aisle had been erected at their expense and contains glass by Clayton and
Bell. (Photograph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West Soaerset, 1958; Kelly's Directory, 1861 and

Listing NGR: SS9310239236

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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