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Church of St Bartholomew, Withycombe

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265393

OS Grid Reference: ST0121539594
OS Grid Coordinates: 301215, 139594
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1471, -3.4136

Location: Stout's Way Lane, Withycombe, Somerset TA24 6QL

Locality: Withycombe
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 6QL

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Listing Text


12/110 Church of St Bartholomew
(formerly listed as Rodhuish


- II*

Chapel of ease formerly in Carhampton CP, now parish church. C15, refenestrated early C16, restored and roof repaired
1826, church restored 1924 and refitted mid C20. Roughcast over rubble, Treborough slate roof covering nave and
chancel, Nave and chancel without division, west bell tower, south porch. Single stage tower at west gable end,
2-centred lancet bell openings, pyramid slate roof, weathervane. West end unlit; south porch gabled with coped verges,
plain semicircular arched openings, late C20 wrought iron gate, 2-centred lancet on right return, C19 door in Tudor
arch head opening, 3-light cinquefoil headed mullioned window to nave, similar 2-light to chancel, 2-light trefoil
headed east window set to right of centre, 2-light chancel window north wall, large full height raking buttresses at
junction of nave and chancel, 2-light window north wall of nave. Interior: rendered. No chancel arch, tower pointed
arch about 1.8 metres high, unchamfered but with chamfered jambs. Open arch braced wagon roof to chancel, 3-bay arch
braced roof to nave, 2 trusses with tie-beams and kingposts, subsidiary rafters. C18 panelled west end gallery. C19 pine
pews. Two late C16-early C17 carved chairs, with religious scenes possibly depicting the departure of the Prodigal Son
and Christ blessing Mary Magdelene. Carved wooden aumbry possibly early C16. Norman circular pedestal font moved from
Carhampton Church in C19. Reredos with carved angel terminals by Rachel Reckett 1961; font cover, sconces and
candelabra by Jim Horrobin 1971; C19 altar rails said to have come from a church in Weston-Super-Mare, (Photograph in

Listing NGR: ST0121539594

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Source: English Heritage

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