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Church of St Christopher, Box

Description: Church of St Christopher

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316988

OS Grid Reference: ST8180269516
OS Grid Coordinates: 381802, 169516
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4244, -2.2631

Location: Bathford, Bath and North East Somerset SN13 8QF

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8QF

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Listing Text


2/126 Church of St. Christopher

20 12 60


Anglican Parish Church, c1100, chancel C13, south porch C14, C15
alterations and 1860 restoration by E.W.Godwin. Rubble stone with
stone tiled roofs, coped gables, cross finials to east and west
ends and rebuilt gabled bellcote at nave east end. Nave and
chancel, nave with C20 north vestry addition and south porch.
Nave c1100: C15 2-light west window with flat-head and hoodmould,
one C15 north window east of vestry, east end buttresses each side
and south side pair of Cl9 small cusped pointed lights, south
porch, small c1100 arched-head light and 2-light C14 Decorated
window with hoodmould. Dripcourse under C19 window. C14 coped-
gabled south porch with roof raised in C19 at north end to
accommodate door surround. Two-chamfer arch with hoodmould and 2
side buttresses. Stone seats within and 2 original arch-braced
collar rafter trusses. Fine c1100 south doorway with carved animal
imposts and carved head corbels to arched tympanum with frieze of
10 lyre or acanthus type motifs around. Cl9 frame of unmoulded
columns, imposts and arch and Cl9 studded plank door. Chancel has
2 C15 south side flat-head windows with hoodmoulds flanking low C14
priest's door with hoodmould and C19 east window of 2 lancets with
column shaft between and plate tracery cinquefoil over. Pointed
stepped hoodmould.
Interior: C19 arched-braced collar rafter roofs. Nave south wall
lined in ashlar. Pointed segmental arched north doorway. North
side rood stair. Two low C14 Decorated recesses in south wall.
Circa 1100 chancel opening, arch raised in C13 with 2-chamfer
pointed arch on half-octagonal corbels. Chancel with Cl9 ashlar
lining to north and east walls, C13 south wall piscina with rose
motif around drain. Circular Norman font with roll motif
decoration. High Victorian banded stone pulpit in 2 colours with
incised decoration. Stained glass of c1860 to chancel, east window
by Bell of Bristol, faded and 2 south windows. Circa 1860 windows
to nave north and south, faded, and west window c1864. Numerous
reset C17 and C18 plaques, 2 on north wall of c1700 and c1748 in
carved frames. (Pevsner: Wiltshire (1975) 220.)

Listing NGR: ST8179769519

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Source: English Heritage

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