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Christ Church, Wookey

Description: Christ Church

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 268187

OS Grid Reference: ST4933545435
OS Grid Coordinates: 349335, 145435
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2059, -2.7266

Location: B3139, Wookey, Somerset BA5 1PD

Locality: Wookey
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA5 1PD

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Listing Text

Christ Church


Anglican church. 1847 by B Ferrey. Coursed and squared rubble, sill band, 2-stage buttresses, stone eaves cornices,
slate roofs, coped verges, one with a cruciform finial, gabled ashlar bellcote. Nave, chancel, south porch, north
vestry; Early English style. Four bay nave, 2-light traceried windows, lancets and circular opening in gable face at
west end; pointed arch west doorway with bold keel moulding, paired doors with scrolly iron hinges. Gabled porch,
elaborately moulded outer door opening with a trefoil head, paired doors with scrolly iron hinges. Two bay chancel,
lancets, priest's door, 4-light east window, bar tracery; window and door openings with dripstones terminated by
characteristic ornamental masks. Plastered interior on flagstone and encaustic tile floors. Nave with well-modelled
hammer-beam roof, chancel with arch-braced roof. Two Jacobean chairs and 2 coffin stools. C19 font, pews, pulpit, choir
stalls, altar rails, reredos and an organ dated 1865. Simple stained glass except east window, Our Lord Crowned in
Majesty, 1905 by Alfred Hemming of London, and north window to nave of 1918. Plaque commemorating grants to build the
church at west end. Bell from bellcote at rear of nave at time of survey (August 1985). (Pevsner, Buildings of England,
North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4933545435

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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