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Church of St Leonard, Otterford

Description: Church of St Leonard

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 271218

OS Grid Reference: ST2223914328
OS Grid Coordinates: 322239, 114328
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9232, -3.1077

Location: Otterford, Somerset TA3 7EE

Locality: Otterford
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 7EE

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Listing Text


8/50 Church of St Leonard



Parish church. C14, restored, nave wall rebuilt and north aisle added 1860-1, restored 1924. Squared and irregularly
coursed chert stone, limestone and Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges. West tower, 3-bay north aisle and
nave, chancel set askew, north-east vestry. Crenellated 2-stage tower, string course and gargoyles, diagonal buttresses
rising to a 2-light cinquefoil headed bell openings, 3-light west window, moulded west doorway with continuous
hoodmould, uncrenellated north-east stair turret; 2-light windows flanking gabled single storey porch, half-glazed
double doors, sundial dated 1826 inscribed 'Our days on the earth are as a shadow", double roll moulded pointed arch
inner doorway with date 1641 scratched on left jamb, offset buttress at junction with chancel, 2-light windows flanking
priests door, 3-light east window, lancet on north front, single storey vestry, 2-light east window to buttressed north
aisle, two 2-light windows to north front, another 2-light at west end. Interior; rendered. Perpendicular panelled
chancel arch, tower arch chamfered in 2 orders, C19 3-bay arcade with corbel faces of king and queen on responds.
Chancel roof: C16 ribbed barrel vault with wallplate, C19 archbraced roof to north aisle and to chancel. Mid C19
fittings, including numbered benches with some sittings designated free, Jacobean altar table, Minton tiled sanctuary;
3 C17 tomb slabs. Tablet to William Brandon of Otterhead House (demolished), died 1854, signed G Wood of Bristol.
Tablet to John Banks, died 1769. (Kellys Directory, 1914).

Listing NGR: ST2223914328

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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