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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Brompton Regis

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 265622

OS Grid Reference: SS9868933280
OS Grid Coordinates: 298689, 133280
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0899, -3.4480

Location: Kingsland Lane, Exmoor National Park TA24 7DF

Locality: Brompton Regis
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 7DF

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Listing Text



4/34 Church of St Mary Magdalene



Parish church. C12 in origin, C15 nave lengthened, tower and porch added, 1848 vestry added. Roughcast over flat bedded
lias, red sandstone dressings, slate roofs, plain verges. West tower without stair turret, 2-bay nave with rood stair
projection, south porch, 2-storey vestry with access to pulpit, single storey vestry opening out of chancel and
containing organ, 2-bay chancel. Crenellated 2-stage diagonally buttressed tower, string courses, west front lit only
by C19 3-light west window, north front 2-light trefoil headed louvred bell-opening, south front 2 small rectangular
openings in upper stage, other openings possibly concealed beneath roughcast, 2-light window left of gabled single
storey porch, pointed arch opening with C19 corbelled and ribbed inner arch, plastered barrel vault with moulded ribs,
bosses and wallplate, segmental headed inner doorway, remains of medieval door with medieval iron work, tablet in gable
end dated 1695. 3-light window right, rood stair projection with lancet, 2-light windows to diagonally buttressed
chancel, chamfered, semi-circular headed priest's door, 3-light east window, vestry with lancet at east end, C20 half
glazed door to upper room presumably over basement, 2-light C15 trefoil headed window right partially cut by vestry
additon, otherwise north wall unlit with large rubble buttress. Interior: rendered. Nave walls very thick and splayed
out. C19 pointed chancel arch, moulded 4-centered tower arch. Roofs: C19 arch braced roof on corbels to chancel,
shallow plastered wagon roof to nave. Circular Norman font. C19 fittings including pulpit, harmonium, wrought iron
altar rails, 2 wrought iron lamp holders in sanctuary and 4 corona lamp holders with crested decoration suspended by
chains and still used to light the church. Mid C18 pedimented marble tablet with volutes and palm leaf decoration to
the Bryant family. Access to the puipit is via the small meeting room on the north front. (Photograph in NMR).

Listing NGR: SS9868933280

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Source: English Heritage

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