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Culbone Church, Oare

Description: Culbone Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 265441

OS Grid Reference: SS8421648226
OS Grid Coordinates: 284216, 148226
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2215, -3.6593

Location: Oare, Somerset TA24 8PQ

Locality: Oare
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 8PQ

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Listing Text

Culbone Church


Parish church, dedication unknown. Probably pre-Norman in origin, C13 porch, late C15-early C16 nave refenestrated and
reroofed, c1810 spirelet added, 1888 chancel reroofed and east wall rebuilt, nave roof repaired 1928. Random rubble
local stone part whitewashed, slate roofs, slate hung spirelet. Two bay nave with bell-cote, south porch, chancel. West
end unlit, single storey gabled porch, semi-circular headed opening, barrel vault roof with remains of wallplate,
cambered headed door with medieval metalwork; 2-light trefoil-headed mullioned window, wall breaks forward slightly to
right lancet in south wall of chancel, C19 3-light east widow, north wall Saxon 2-light window with leopard face carved
in low relief in spandrel, north wall of nave 2-light wooden cinquefoil headed mullioned window under hoodmould.
Interior: rendered. Pointed chancel arch unmoulded. Cl9 wagon roof to chancel, original ceiled wagon roof to nave with
crenellated wall plate. Norman baluster font. Circa 1400 3-bay screen partly renewed. C17 box pew, and plain bench ends
thought to be pre-Reformation. Reredos designed 1927 by CFA Voysey and made by Mr Huish. One of the 2 bells is said to
date from the C14. The church seats about 40 people and has a good claim to be considered the smallest complete church
in England. (Photograph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West Somerset, 1958; Allen, The Churches and
Chapels of Exmoor, 1974).

Listing NGR: SS8421748224

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Source: English Heritage

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