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Church of St Augustine, Clutton

Description: Church of St Augustine

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 32751

OS Grid Reference: ST6225858927
OS Grid Coordinates: 362258, 158927
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3282, -2.5431

Location: Marsh Lane, Clutton BS39 5SG

Locality: Clutton
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS39 5SG

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Listing Text


6/15 Church of St. Augustine

Parish church. Late C12, C15 west tower rebuilt 1728, remainder rebuilt 1865 by
John Norton. Squared and coursed sandstone with freestone dressings to tower.
Sandstone laid in alternate bands of red and grey to bell stage. Rock-faced
pennant sandstone in irregular courses with freestone dressings, quoins and
copings to remainder. Slate roofs. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west
tower, south porch. Fenestration to main body of church excluding tower is crude
neo-Early English of 2 and 3-lights with plate tracery and quatrefoils or rosettes
in the apex. East window is further decorated with nook shafts and stiff-leaf
capitals. Bracketted eaves cornice. Tower of 3 stages with south east corner
stair turret. Diagonal buttresses ending at 2nd stage string course in crocketted
pinnacles. Moulded string courses, embattled parapets with corner crocketted
pinnacles. West facade has round-arched doorway with keyed classical surround
and studded plank C19 door. Above this a tall 3-light window under straight head
with round-headed lights. 2nd stage has rebuilding date plaque below 2-light
window similar to that below. 2-light round-headed bell openings with dense
quatrefoil piercing. Other faces are blank but set against south wall of tower
is a late C18 railed tomb enclosure with urn finials and gate. Gabled C19 south
porch with Transitional style round-headed doorway with roll moulding, nook shafts
and stiff-leaf capitals to match C12 south door of similar detail with 3 orders of
roll moulding. Interior. Nave has C19 four bay arcades with various leaf and
flower capitals. Double chamfer tower arch, original Transitional chancel arch
with diagonal fret and stiff-leaf capitals with outer order of roll moulding.
Open rafter roofs in nave and aisles. Chancel has aumbry recess on north wall,
barrel roof. Fittings. Nave has C19 stone pulpit with trefoil arcading and
sgraffito saints; octagonal Perpendicular font with quatrefoil panels in south
aisle, recut in C19. (Pevsner, Buildings of England; J. Collinson, History of
Somerset 1791).

Listing NGR: ST6225858927

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Source: English Heritage

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