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Church of All Saints, Nunney

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 266796

OS Grid Reference: ST7376145696
OS Grid Coordinates: 373761, 145696
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2099, -2.3770

Location: Church Street, Nunney, Somerset BA11 4LN

Locality: Nunney
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 4LN

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Listing Text


12/98 Church of All Saints



Parish Church. C12, remodelled C13 and again early C16, aisles rebuilt after 1802. Coursed and squared Doulting rubble,
ashlar dressings, double Roman, plain and irritation stone tile roofs. Cruciform plan, 3-bays aisled nave, West tower
with entrance, South door and porch. Late C13 tracery to East window, and to South chancel windows. Early C14
reticulated windows to North and South transepts. Aisles have foliated lancets with folked heads of 2-lights and
quatrefoils; above crenellated parapets. 3-stage tower, carved panel over West window, diagonal buttresses,
crennellations, crocketed finials, small stair turret to centre of South side. Interior largely plastered, with lowered
ceiling to Nave. The four centred arcades, transept arch and chancel arch are all continuous of 2-chamfered orders
without capitals, (an exception is the North transept arch of C13 build having crudely carved face to East respond). 2
and 3-light foliated head squints flanking chancel arch with C16 screen, restored C19. Barrel vaulted chancel of C19,
cusped rere-arch to South window which is also a sedile and trefoil headed piscina, C17 communion table. North transept
has imposing de la Mere monuments of C14, early C15 and C17 (see Pevsner, Buildings of England). South transept has
numerous monuments including vertical ledges to members of the Sambourne family. In body of church medieval wall
painting on forth arcade, Royal arms over South door of 1660. C18 panelled pulpit, and C12 tub font with gadrooning
with pyramidal tester inscribed W.S. 1681.

Listing NGR: ST7377445699

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

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