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Popham's Almshouses Roman Catholic Church of St John Fisher, Wellington

Description: Popham's Almshouses Roman Catholic Church of St John Fisher

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 270025

OS Grid Reference: ST1350720330
OS Grid Coordinates: 313507, 120330
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9759, -3.2333

Location: Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AW

Locality: Wellington
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA21 8AW

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Roman Catholic Church
of St John Fisher
(Popham's Almshouses)
ST 1320 1/40 25.1.51.
Almshouses were endowed in 1606. Re-built 1833. Converted into Roman Catholic
church 1936, when almshouses were built elsewhere. Symmetrical gabled range along
street with projecting entrance bay in centre. Church windows have been inserted
on left hand side. In Tudor Gothic style. 1 storey to left and 2 storeys. Random
rubble with ashlar dressings. Diagonal buttresses. Slate roof with 7 gables.
Central bay has moulded stone capping with corner finials and a cross on a foliage
corbel at apex. Windows are 3:1:3. Tall 2-light pointed windows with Y-tracery
on left. Diamond leaded lights. 3 windows on 2 levels to right are 2-light
stone mullioned and transomed windows with rectangular dripmoulds. Rubble relieving
arches on ground floor. Main window over doorway in centre is of 3-lights under
flattened pointed head with dripmould. 2-light windows flank entrance. Flattened
archway to entrance has hood mould and corner shafts. Double wood panelled doors.

Listing NGR: ST1350720330

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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