Description: Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Date Listed: 2 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 268069
OS Grid Reference: ST6144051358
OS Grid Coordinates: 361440, 151358
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2601, -2.5540
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ST65SW EMBOROUGH CP EMBOROUGH VILLAGE
8/50 Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(previously listed as Church of
Anglican Parish Church, now redundant. C12, C14, C18 alterations, some C19 restoration. Coursed and squared rubble and
some ashlar, freestone dressings, coped verges, slate roofs. Nave, north aisle, south porch, central tower, chancel.
Perpendicular and C18 Gothic. Three stage tower with diagonal buttresses with set-offs, corner pinnacles, parapet with
pierced cusped lozenges, single-light bell chamber windows, quatrefoil interlace, squat stair turret to north. Three
bay nave, 3-bay aisle, 3-light windows with plain intersecting tracery; except broad single-light window to west end of
aisle and 2-light Decorated window with cusped rere-arch; sloping buttresses; north and south doorways, to south
pedimented C18 porch incorporating moulded Perpendicular outer door opening, paired panelled inner doors. Single bay
chancel, 2-light Perpendicular window to south, 3-light east window with intersecting tracery. Interior plastered on
flagstone, wood block, tile and encaustic tile floors. Nave with a plastered wagon roof of c1600, interlacing vine
frieze, floral motifs and sunbursts; aisle ceiling in 3 sections with cornices; plastered vaulting under tower; C19
roof to chancel. Arcade of 3 plain arches to aisle, moulded springers. C13 tub font; Jacobean altar table; good C18
fittings including west gallery, dado panelling, pulpit and altar rails; early C19 organ; 2 C19 readers, chair and
pews. Royal arms; C17 and C18 inscriptions to floor, many fragmentary, some ray even be earlier; 6 C18 wall monuments.
Rood stair. Building in care of the Redundant Churches Fund. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North somerset and
Listing NGR: ST6144051358
Source: English Heritage
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