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Parish Church of St Paul, Kewstoke

Description: Parish Church of St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33298

OS Grid Reference: ST3349563380
OS Grid Coordinates: 333495, 163380
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3656, -2.9567

Locality: Kewstoke
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS22 9XJ

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Listing Text

ST 36 SW

3/2 Parish Church of St. Paul

- I

Parish Church. C12, C13, C15 late C19 restoration including chancel rebuilding,
C20 vestry. Rubble, part rough rendered, freestone dressings, nave roof is
leaded, chancel has concrete tiles. West tower, nave south porch, south chapel,
chancel and vestry. Tower, two stages, rendered, diagonal buttresses with set-
backs rise through parapet as corner pinnacles. Polygonal stair turret at south
east corner rises to pyramidal cap. First stage has two 2-light perpendicular
west window under plain drip mould. Similar but smaller window with carved
stops to south. Second stage has one 2-light perpendicular window under drip
mould with carved stops per side; all louvres except west which is blank.
Quatrefoil pierced parapet, gargoyles at corner. Nave, 3 bays with clerestorey
but no aisles. North elevation is rendered, 3 windows; 2 below are 2-light
with curvilinear tracery, the third is plain square-headed 2-light under drip
mould; there is a plain door in a cusped arched opening. Clerestorey to north
and south has three 2-light perpendicular windows under plain parapet. South
porch and adjoining south chapel, single storey; porch has heavily moulded
doorway and parapet as tower which strangely abuts the mullion of a clerestorey
window; chapel has a 3-light lancet window and battlemented parapet. Within
porch is C12 south doorway, spiral fluted shafts with scalloped capitols in plain
rebates under impost; inner arch has a double zigzag, the outer has a crenellated
frieze under billets and zigzags. Door from porch to chapel has a small
mutilated single lancet over. Chancel, rebuilt in 1886 with very steep pitch
which brings chancel arch within the building, has two 2-light decorated east
window and a small quatrefoil window above; to south are 2 plain 2-light
perpendicular windows with priest's door between (now shorn of its porch).
Vestry added in 1907 has steep pitch and a large 3-light north window. Interior
has strongly moulded chancel and tower arches and cusped rear-arches to 2 ground
floor north windows. Rood stair has a steep ogee curved doorway under a drip
mould surmounted by a grotesque head corbel and a plain door above. Timber rood
screen of 1938 does not sit on corbel. There is a similar screen in the
rebated and chamfered arch to south chapel; 3-light lancet has heraldic glass
painted by W.R. Eginton, c.1825. Fine perpendicular stone pulpit with paired
decorated blank arches surmounted by ornate frieze. C14 circular font of pier
and capital form. Oak plank south door. Large churchwardens arms of 1831
painted by T. Penny of Bristol. Sources: Pevsner, Buildings of England, North
Somerset and Bristol. Rev. J.H.H. Doorbar, Kewstoke Church,and Village Guide

Listing NGR: ST3349663383

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Source: English Heritage

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