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Parish Church of St Julian, Wellow

Description: Parish Church of St Julian

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32345

OS Grid Reference: ST7418758396
OS Grid Coordinates: 374187, 158396
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3241, -2.3718

Location: High Street, Wellow, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 8QE

Locality: Wellow
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 8QE

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Listing Text

(North side)
1.2.56 Parish Church of St. Julian

Parish Church of St. Julian. Founded prior to C12th; it is suggested but
without evidence that the present church was built c.1372 by Sir Thomas Hungerford;
late C14th/C15th; restored with new chancel, 1845 by B. Ferrey; present chancel
1889-90 by Bodley and Garner; recent restoration completed 1952 by W. Caroe, the
younger. West tower. Nave with clerestory (1430), North and South aisles;
South Porch; Chancel, North (Hungerford) Chapel. Ashlar; partly rubble to
porch and east part of south aisle; Cotswold stone slate roofs with slate roof
to chancel. Embattled parapets. West Tower: 3 stages, set back buttresses
with off-sets which turn into diagonal pinnacles in upper stages; embattled
parapet with pinnacles; square stair turret on south-east corner, terminates as
octagon; 3-light window to bell chamber with cusped heads; similar but larger
window with transom to west; west door has hollow chamfer and ogee moulded
surround with 4-centred arch lintel and drip mould, arms carved in spandrels,
heads as label stops (1975) are Edward Henderson, Bishop of Bath and Wells and
Major Horton-Fawkes, patron of the living. South aisle: Two 3-light windows to
west of porch with 4-centre arch lintels, drip moulds with diamond label stops;
to east of porch 4-light square headed window with cusped heads, drip mould and
carved label stops; angle buttress with pinnacle to west, low buttress to east
with scratch dial. North aisle: 3- and 4-light square headed windows. Rood
stair turret: c. 1430-50; projects in re-entrant angle between south aisle and
chancel; polygonal east face; embattled parapet with pinnacle. Chancel: in
matching Perpendicular style; 3-light windows under 4-centred arch lintels;
decorative finial on apex of east gable; 5-light east window. South Porch:
Rendered to front; diagonal buttresses with pinnacles; ashlar plain parapet
which is ramped up at front to form concave sided gable, central pinnacle and
niche below containing modern (?C19th) figure of St. Julian; embattled parapets
to sides; heavily moulded door surround. Interior South Porch. Fine C 14th south
door with 6-lights of blank panels below and reticulated cusped tracery above;
heavily moulded, restored door surround; 2 carved niches above; carved angel
corbels to proch roof. Nave. 4 bays with typical Perpendicular moulding of
4 hollows and 4 engaged columns; panelled and decorated Perpendicular roof
(restored) with corbels, carved as angels; many Perpendicular benches with
poppy heads and simple panelled tracery on ends, (Some on fronts or backs).
Tower. Arch of similar Perpendicular moulding; tierceron vault with central
bell rope opening. Rood. Finely carved and decorated Perpendicular rood
screen of c.1430; rood loft and rood itself are by W. Caroe, the younger, 1952.
Squints to either side of rood screen, with cusped heads. Chancel. c.1889-90
with fittings of that date; 8 carved heads, early C14th, of kings and bishops
set below first south window; 4 further heads, 2 to either side of east window;
restored piscina. North (Hungerford) Chapel: c.1443; moulded, carved and
painted screen; panelled and decorated roof; probably Easter Sepulchre in north
wall, panels of quatrefoils below, 4-centred arch head with cusped panels,
inscription (about building of chapel) reads "For the love of Jesu and Mary's
sake Pray for them that this lete make"; on east, wall paintings of c.1500 of
Christ and 12 Apostles; carved and painted niche head in north-east corner, tomb
chest to Dorothy Popham, 1614, heavily mannered Jacobean Ionic columns and
entablature, strapwork and arms above; other tablets to the Hungerfords, Ursula
(1645), Susanna (1652), Giles (1638). North aisle: carved effigy of priest,
c.1400 in 4 centred arch headed recess; Font at west end, possibly c.1250 on
Romanesque base, 8 lobed bowl on circular foot with 8 attached shafts; painted
ogee shaped cover, 1623. South aisle. Monument to John Hodson, 1733 with
oredicule Warrior Chapel at east end - elaborate cartouche to Thomas Scudamore,
1718; piscina. Pevsner (1958) Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol.

Listing NGR: ST7418358400

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Source: English Heritage

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