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Church of St Mary, Berkley

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 267055

OS Grid Reference: ST8111249404
OS Grid Coordinates: 381112, 149404
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2435, -2.2720

Location: Berkley Street, Berkley, Somerset BA11 5JH

Locality: Berkley
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA11 5JH

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Listing Text


8/109 Church of St Mary



Church 1751. Probably by Thomas Prowse of Berkley House. White washed rubble stone work with dressed Doulting stone
quoins, stone slates hipped roof with Doulting ashlar stone work to West tower. Entered through West porch with ringing
floor and bell chamber over, to the South a small vestry, square nave with projecting chancel beyond. Full width
pediment to entrance, semi-circular head to door opening, set in semi-circular recess with imposts and keystone; above,
a plaque, a round headed window with leaded light, square headed, wooden louvred bell openings in all 4-sides;
modillion cornice, ballustraded parapet surmounted with tall corner urns. On either side of tower blocked round headed
openings; to right side a low, stone tiled roof to vestry and prominent stainless steel flue replacing stone chimney
which survives. Triple-light Romanesque East window with C19 stained glass; on North and South sides of nave, central
Ventian windows with relieving arches, rectangular leaded lights; the central window on the North side with stained
glass. To each side, blocked round headed openings. Square, aisled nave with central glazed cupola and octagonal dome
carried on 4 Ionic columns set in a square, surrounded by moulded plaster covered, beaded and compartmented ceiling.
Delicate decorative plasterwork to dome. Ionic pilasters to walls. Stone flagstones with some C19 tiles. In chancel, a
pair of fine C17 carved panel back chairs with arts. Font, lectern, pulpit and pews all mid C19. On East wall of nave a
monumental slab inscribed with a history of Kewborough family from the time of the Conquest until 1680.

Listing NGR: ST8111249404

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Source: English Heritage

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