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Church of St Mary, Spaxton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 269403

OS Grid Reference: ST2384437805
OS Grid Coordinates: 323844, 137805
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1344, -3.0898

Location: Mill Farm Hill, Spaxton, Somerset TA5 1BL

Locality: Spaxton
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 1BL

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Listing Text


2/140 Church of St. Mary
(Formerly listed in Charlynch
Civil Parish)


Anglican Parish Church; now deconsecrated. C11, C13, C15; tower probably of 1867; restored 1887. Rubble, coped verges,
slate roofs. Nave with south porch and transeptal south chapel, chancel with vestry and organ chamber, west tower.
Three stage tower with octagonal stair turret, diagonal buttresses, crenellated parapet, bell-chamber windows. Nave
with late Norman south doorway, gabled porch; a 2-light square-headed Decorated window to left and projecting transept
chapel with 3-light square-headed window to right. The chancel also has a 2-light Decorated window on south side and a
reticulated east window. Interior plastered; C15 moulded plaster ceiling; Norman responds to C13 chancel arch; traces
of rood stair; C15 stained glass in east window of transept; Norman font; transept railings Laudian and previously the
altar rails. Numerous marble memorials of C17-C19. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST2384437806

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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