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Parish Church of St Augustine, Locking

Description: Parish Church of St Augustine

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33388

OS Grid Reference: ST3635459637
OS Grid Coordinates: 336354, 159637
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3323, -2.9149

Location: Lychgate Park, Locking, North Somerset BS24 8DE

Locality: Locking
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS24 8DE

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Listing Text


4/49 Parish Church of St. Augustine
- II*

Parish church (Anglican). Late C14/early C15, 1814/16, 1833, some later
restoration. Rubble, mainly rendered, plinths brought to courses, ashlar
buttresses, freestone dressings, slate roofs. West tower, nave, north aisle,
south porch, chancel, north vestry. 3 stage Perpendicular tower, diagonal
buttresses with weathered setbacks, polygonal south east stair turret with
octagonal cone cap surmounted by ball finial and weathervane; first stage has
west door, richly moulded arch between attached crocketed shafts and 3 light
window under heavily moulded dripmould with head stops, one grotesque, which
rises into second stage; all sides of second stage have 2 light blank windows
under moulded drip which is part of string under next stage; third stage has
paired 2 light belfry windows with outer lights blank between attached shafts
which rise from string below; trefoil pierced parapet between crocketed
pinnacles. Nave and north aisle of 1814/16; 3 bays, 3 northern 3 light flat
pointed windows with flat Rickmanesque tracery. Plain gabled south porch has
corbelled, coped raised verges, as nave. 2 bay chancel of 1833; to south two
2 light windows with square heads under drips on either side of moulded pointed
priest's door under dripmould with decorated stops; diagonal buttresses with
date; 2 light pointed east window, slit window above; all chancel tracery as
(copy of?) nave. Later lean-to vestry in return of chancel and north aisle;
above which on east end of north aisle a lead hopper head which reads:
chamfered tower arch; stone screen with 4 cusped panels and cusped inner west
door of 1816; 2 Tuscan columns on tall octagonal plinths between nave and north
aisle; moulded chancel arch of 3 hollow waves; chancel has windows and doors as
described above and a north vestry door and embattled wallplate; there is also
ornate and varied panelling in chancel of C20 date. Fittings; erpendicular
stone pulpit with 2 light bays with tracery between crocketed finials, on
octagonal shaft which corbels out twice; above quatrefoil frieze and foliate
cornice; gaudily painted. Cll/C12 font, square, 3 sides have ornate strapwork,
south only chevron, at each corner figures whose outstretched arms meet; C19
work has damaged heads and added 4 neo-Romanesque shafts at corners and a massive
central shaft; stands on plain plinth in tower. 5 brass chandeliers of 2 tiers.
Porch contains oak beam from belfry which reads: John Plumley Gent/Lord of the
Man. 1631. (Sources: N. Pevsner Buildings of England : North Somerset and
Bristol 1958; D. Wilson : Locking Church 1971).

Listing NGR: ST3635459637

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Source: English Heritage

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