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Church of St Mary, West Harptree

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 32840

OS Grid Reference: ST5603056895
OS Grid Coordinates: 356030, 156895
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3095, -2.6322

Location: B3114, West Harptree, Bath and North East Somerset BS40 6EB

Locality: West Harptree
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS40 6EB

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Listing Text


5/100 Church of St. Mary
G.V. II*

Anglican parish church. C12 west tower, C13 spire, C15 main body extensively
restored in 1865 by C.E. Giles of Taunton who added a new chancel. Random rubble
to tower and nave, squared and coursed sandstone to aisle and chancel, freestone
dressings, copings and quoins, ashlar parapets. Copper cladding to spire, double
Roman tile roofs. Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle, south porch, north
vestry. Nave north wall has segmental headed C12 doorway with nook shafts and
cushion capitals and a 3-light east window of intersecting tracery and further
single cusped lights on north and south walls. Single stage tower with clasping
pilaster buttresses and plain square headed bell openings. Narrow slits of
almost military form to north and south faces, C19 pointed arched doorway to west
facade. String-course below bell openings and plain corbels to spire eaves.
Tall broach spire. South aisle has one 3-light Perpendicular window under flat
head, one 4-light traceried window under pointed head and a further, similar,
Perpendicular window of 3 lights. Perpendicular east window also of 3 lights.
Gabled south porch with triple chamfered pointed arched doorway, moulded eaves and
plain parapet. Stone benches on side walls inside, stairs to left hand to former
parvise which was lit by window on east wall. Triple chamfered Tudor arched
doorway with C19 2-leaf plank doors. Interior. Nave has a 3-bay Perpendicular
arcade giving onto south aisle with octagonal piers and moulded arches. Some
fine C15 corbel heads to C19 wagon roof. South aisle has a trefoil headed piscina
at south east corner and a lean-to C19 rafter roof. Tripartite C19 chancel arch,
wagon roof to chancel. Fittings. Nave has C19 font, pulpit and brass eagle
lectern. Chancel has 1890s stained glass in all 3 windows. (Pevsner, The
Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5603056895

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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