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Stawell Church, Stawell

Description: Stawell Church

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 269593

OS Grid Reference: ST3680738296
OS Grid Coordinates: 336807, 138296
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1404, -2.9047

Locality: Stawell
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 9AE

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Listing Text

2/70 Stawell Church
- II*

Anglican parish church. C13, C14, C15, much restored 1874. Coursed rubble, freestone dressings, slate and tiled roofs
with coped verges, cruciform finials. Nave with continuous chancel, south porch, squat west tower; simple low building.
The tower with saddle-back roof, diagonal buttresses, weathered set-off about three-quarters of the way up, a square
stair-turret to north, good Perpendicular west window, west door, 2 obscured tablets on east face are incised 1610,
probably marking a restoration; the upper portion of the tower is believed unfinished, the roof a compromise. Gabled
porch with an outer doorway of 2 orders, much altered, consecration cross, simple lancet on the west elevation. Two-bay
nave, lancets on the north and south sides, also on south side a 2-light window of 1874 in neo-Decorated style. Chancel
with lancets to north and south, to south with a cusped head. Three-light east window of 1874 in neo-Decorated style;
priest's door to south, studded with strap hinges. Formerly on north side of the nave a 3-bay C14 arcade, some external
evidence but obscured by robust 2-stage buttresses of 1874 with set-offs. The inside of the porch benched on flagstone
floor, C19 inner plank door. Interior plastered on tile floors under an unceiled wagon roof of 1874. Further evidence
of the arcade in the ford of polygonal piers with stepped caps, the bases now much below present floor level. Simple
tower arch. Octagonal C15 font with quatrefoil panels, C19 cover. Medieval chest under tower. Bell dated 1770. Two good
late C18 wall monuments. Remainder of fittings 1874 including pine pews, pulpit, and altar rails. (Illustrated
Braikenridge Collection, Taunton Castle; Pevsner, N. Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Church Guide,

Listing NGR: ST3680738296

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Source: English Heritage

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