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Church of All Saints, Wootton Courtenay

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265403

OS Grid Reference: SS9383143437
OS Grid Coordinates: 293831, 143437
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1803, -3.5203

Location: Stoney Close, Wootton Courtenay, Somerset TA24 8RJ

Locality: Wootton Courtenay
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8RJ

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Listing Text


6/120 Church of All Saints



Parish church. C13 tower, east wall and window, mid C15 nave reroofed, north aisle added, circa 1525-40 nave
refenestrated, east window north aisle added, circa 1853 and 1866 church reseated, north aisle refenestrated, chancel
largely rebuilt, east window restored, south porch rebuilt, upper stage of tower added, gallery removed, 1900 vestry
and organ chamber added, 1921 screen inserted and some mid Cl9 work removed, late C20 church restored. Red sandstone
random rubble, Ham stone dressings, plinth, slate roofs, coped verges. Three bay nave, 3 bay north aisle, west tower,
south porch, chancel, north east vestry and organ chamber. Four stage saddleback tower, patterned slate roof coped
verges, diagonal buttresses to second stage, 2-light louvred bell openings in gable ends facing north-south with
corbelled string courses, 4 circular openings on returns, two 2-light windows above west door, chamfered 2-centred arch
opening, C19 door, stepped buttress to north front, 2 x 3-light cinquefoil headed windows with angel terminals to
hoodmould, similar window with grotesque terminals right of single storey, gabled porch, diagonal buttresses,
Perpendicular style entrance, moulded Tudor arch inner doorway, C19 ribbed door, C19 open wagon roof with bosses,
cinquefoil headed lancet on left return, unusual Perpendicular monolithic red sandstone holy waterstoup decorated with
quatrefoil shield on south front; cinquefoil headed single light to rood stair under hood mould end bay, diagonal
buttress, chancel C19 2-light windows flanking priest's door, 3-light east window, 2-light window to vestry, buttressed
south aisle with 2 x 4-light east window, three C19 3-light mullioned windows, central one set high above blocked
chamfered semi-circular headed doorway, 3-light west window to aisle. Interior: rendered. Three bay Perpendicular
arcade, respond at east end, empty crocketed niches on 2 central piers facing nave. C19 chancel arch chamfered in 2
orders, pointed unmoulded tower arch filled with C19 carved wooden screen. Ceiled wagon roofs with wall plates and
bosses in nave and aisle, bosses to latter particularly fine, chancel C19 3-bay archbraced roof part painted and gilded.
Blocked hagioscope from north aisle, Tudor arch rood stair doorway beside, 3-light opening above of c1900 to light
organ chamber. Moulded hoodmoulds to rear arches of east window in north aisle and south east window in nave wall,
terminals of angels with scrolls, moulded hoodmoulds to south west window of nave but terminals missing. Good 5-bay
carved rood screen of 1921, by local woodworking class. Perpendicular octagonal font. Painted reredos in north aisle by
Christopher Webber, dated 1943. Panelling on north wall of chancel remaining from mid C19 refitting. Early C17 and
early C18 slate tablets on floor of nave, otherwise no memorials of note. Iron bound medieval chest. Stained glass in
chancel dated 1856. (Photograph in NMR; SANHS Proceedings, Vol 77, 1931; Kelly's Directory 1861 and 1906).

Listing NGR: SS9382943434

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Source: English Heritage

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