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Church of the Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton

Description: Church of the Holy Ghost

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 31943

OS Grid Reference: ST6636754238
OS Grid Coordinates: 366367, 154238
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2863, -2.4836

Location: 3 High Street, Norton-Radstock, Bath and North East Somerset BA3 2HN

Locality: Midsomer Norton
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA3 2HN

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Listing Text

(north side)
Church of the Holy Ghost
(formerly listed as
Roman Catholic Church)
ST 6654 4/6 19.5.50
Roman Catholic. Probably C15. Formerly a tithe barn; patched, restored and
converted by Giles Gilbert Scott to include some modern Gothic windows and
doorways, but the fabric and several features are original. Red sandstone
rubble with limestone dressings and buttresses. Old pantile roof with coped
verges. Six bays divided by 2-stage weathered buttresses. Third bay from
left has projecting gabled porch with grangers' room over and wide 3-centred
elliptical archway (rebuilt) with chamfered moulding. Window above is 2 light
Perpendicular with square head, single transoms, original head tracery and
replaced rectangular drip-mould. 'Front elevation of porch is faced with limestone
ashlar. Right-hand side wall has pointed arch chamfered doorway and exterior
wooden steps (modern) and 4-centred arch doorway leading to room over. The
wide inner doorway of porch has been blocked and pierced by modern Gothic doorway
with ogee hood mould. Original iron door staples remain. Corresponding doorway
in rear elevation has also been blocked and shows original oak lintel and iron
door staples. Between each buttress is single loop window and there are 3
similar loops in left-hand end gable. Right-hand end gable has 2 modern square
head Perpendicular windows and 3 buttresses. Stone cross finials on end gables
and porch gable. Interior has open timber roof with arch braces and collar
beams, 2 purlins, curved wind-braces between. Loop windows have wide internal
Grangers' room has an upper cruck truss and enriched wall plates (concealed).
Gilt tabernacle of 1794 from Bavarian Embassy Chapel, Warwick Street, Soho.
For further details see Church Guide Book.

Listing NGR: ST6636754238

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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