British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

Church of St Philip and St James, Burtle

Description: Church of St Philip and St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 269449

OS Grid Reference: ST3953343291
OS Grid Coordinates: 339533, 143291
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1856, -2.8665

Location: 1 Robins Lane, Burtle, Somerset TA7 8NT

Locality: Burtle
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 8NT

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Burtle, Somerset at Explore Britain.

Listing Text


6/10 Church of St Philip and St James
- II

Anglican parish church. 1838-9 by Richard Carver, the County Architect and
Surveyor. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, slender buttresses
with offsets, coped verges, slate roof; to east a cruciform finial; to west a
polygonal stone bellcote with embattled parapet and ribbed stone spirelet with
poppy finial, weathervane, each alternating face with bell-opening, wooden
louvres. Nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry. Decorated style. Three
bay nave, 2-light windows with simple stone tracery, west end with narrow door
opening, above a blank 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window. Simple
porch, plain outer door opening, flagstone floor, inner plank door with good
iron hinges. Small plain vestry. Single bay chancel, 2-light square-headed
windows to north and south; 3-light east window with intersecting tracery.
Plastered interior on flagstone, tile and encaustic tile floors; plastered
elliptical shaped ceiling to nave; plastered wagon ceiling to chancel; bold
ornamental cornices; plastered chancel arch. The fittings are contemporary,
including west gallery, pews, font, reader, pulpit, decalogue plaque, altar
rails and choir stalls. Jacobean coffin stool. C19 wheeled bier. Stained glass
to west window of 1864; other windows with plain square paned leaded lights.
Brass memorial plaque of 1892. (Colvin H M, Biographical Dictionary of British
Architects, 1978).

Listing NGR: ST3953343291

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.