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Church of St Andrew, Wiveliscombe

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 270127

OS Grid Reference: ST0827227675
OS Grid Coordinates: 308272, 127675
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0411, -3.3097

Location: Rotton Row, Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2LR

Locality: Wiveliscombe
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 2LR

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Listing Text


8/51 Church of St Andrew



Church. 1827-9. Architect Richard Carver. Red sandstone with Ham stone
dressings, low pitched Welsh slate roof. Perpendicular Gothic style. 5-bay
aisled and clerestoried nave with outer South aisle and 4 gabled porches at
corners and polygonal apse (rare survival). Tower at West end with set back
buttresses, 3 stages with Somerset tracery in the bell- openings, and embattled
parapet. West door with floral decoration in the spandrels. 4-light windows
flanking a 5-light window to North aisle. Diagonal buttresses to apse over
vaulted undercroft that gives access to catacombs. Rose window of 1915. 4 and
5-light mullioned windows to outer South aisle. Interior plastered. Depressed
4-centre arcade of standard Perpendicular section. Shallow plaster roof with
ribs and bosses. Depressed 4-centre chancel arch and painted plaster polygonal
chancel apse. Early C19 gallery, now organ loft at West end, inscribed with the
name of the architect Richard Carver. Box pews circa 1829. Font octagonal C14 on
restored base. Late C19 Cope chest. C20 pulpit incorporating fragments of
panelling from the medieval church. C17 pulpit tester, not in use. Imported mid
C17 baluster- type altar rails. Tombs: 2 recumbent alabster figures of Humphrey
Wyndham, died 1622 and his wife, died 1620, with an alabaster and marble wall
tablet above.

Listing NGR: ST0827227675

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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