British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Christ Church, Frome

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 266139

OS Grid Reference: ST7733547865
OS Grid Coordinates: 377335, 147865
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2295, -2.3260

Location: Christchurch St W, Frome, Somerset BA11 1EG

Locality: Frome
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 1EG

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Frome, Somerset at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

(South-West side)

ST 7747 NW 9/2 GV Christ Church
22.7.49 Christ Church

Original church built 1817-1818, architect G A Underwood. Refenestrated 1840s
by Manners and Gill; east extension 1904-05 by W George Brown; south transept
1899; "North transept" 1929 by Sir Harold Brakespeare. Rubble built. The 1818
church was an aisled nave with crenellated east tower with clasping buttresses.
Perpendicular style, traceried openwork parapets (and verges to east), pinnacles
and gargoyles over buttresses (1851). Cruciform plan. 4 bays, tracery based on
that of Yatton (near Bristol), 2 smaller flanking bays (the right hand one had
door with crocketted ogee label). South transept has ogee capped bell turret;
gabled east chapel. Projecting later chancel (Lady Chapel built 1929) with clasping
octagonal buttresses, cornice and ashlar parapet.
West front: projecting side buttresses clasping nave end south aisle corners,
pinnacles to aisle, blind panels to nave. Large central Perpendicular style
window (1865) above which is corbel for former finial. Gothic panelled doors
(1918). One original 'Y' tracery window retained at west end of south aisle.
Interior: piers of arcade reinforced but still quadrilobe. Good carved oak altar
placed under tower with decorated reredos, flanking sedilia and panelled arcade.
Large rood of 1910.
A number of minor wall monuments. The graveyard has a number of plain railed
graves, one is oval shaped and has ornamental iron overthrow inscribed in memory
of Thomas Bunn (died 1853), a prominent local worthy. (See Church Guide by
D J Gill).

Listing NGR: ST7733547865

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.