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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Nether Stowey

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 268908

OS Grid Reference: ST1967439636
OS Grid Coordinates: 319674, 139636
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1503, -3.1498

Location: Stowey Court, Nether Stowey, Somerset TA5 1LL

Locality: Nether Stowey
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 1LL

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Mary's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


11/59 Church of St Mary the Virgin
(formerly listed under General)


Parish church. C15 tower, remainder rebuilt 1851 by Richard Carver and Charles Edmund Giles, works executed by W M
Shewbrooks of Taunton. Coursed and squared red sandstone rubble, freestone dressings, slate and asbestos slate roofs,
coped verges with cruciform finials. Perpendicular and Decorated styles. Nave with South porch and North and South
aisles, chancel with a North vestry, West tower, Embattled 3-stage tower with diagonal buttresses, corner pinnacles,
embatted stair-turret, prominent gargoyles, 2-light bell-chamber windows; shafted tower arch. Four bay nave with
arcading, 2 bay chancel; 2-light windows; South aisle with a parapet; 3-light East and West windows. Plastered
interior; arch braced roof to nave and North aisle; lean-to roof to South aisle; plastered wagon roof to chancel.
Restored octagonal font of C15; in the chancel 2 brackets with two bishops mitres to commmemorate two vicars who became
bishops, probably late C18, Royal coat of arms of c1710. Four C18 tablets, one to North aisle pedimented, 6 C19
tablets; that adjacent to South doorway to Thomas Poole of 1837. Much C19 stained glass, of particular note the East
window of the Ascension of 1886 by Ward and Hughes and the North aisle window of the Good Samaritan of l893. Tablet
commemorating the rebuild adjacent to the tower arch. (Pevsner, buildings of England, South and West Somerset,

Listing NGR: ST1967439636

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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