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Parish Church of St Andrew, Loxton

Description: Parish Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 33395

OS Grid Reference: ST3762455824
OS Grid Coordinates: 337624, 155824
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2981, -2.8960

Location: Church Lane, Loxton, North Somerset BS26 2XH

Locality: Loxton
County: North Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS26 2XH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Churchyard Cross in St Andrew's Churchyard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text


4/56 Parish Church of St Andrew

Parish church (Anglican). C11 origins, C13 - C15, early C2O restoration and
extension. All rendered rubble and plain clay tile roof apart from organ
chamber and vestry of snecked rubble and slate roof. Nave and chancel, north
chapel, south porch tower, south vestry and organ chamber. Nave and chancel;
3 light Perpendicular west window under slight drip mould; to north a restored
2 light Pecorated window and a square head 2 light window under a dripmould;
Between adjacent to a C2O buttress is blocked north door with segmental head; at
north east is rood stair in lean-to turret; at south a single lancet; chancel,
under same roof has a 3 light east window, restored in 1913; north chapel;
gabled with cusped trefoiled east window; to north a 2 light Perpendicular
window; to south a small cusped window; small C20 lean-to boiler shed; single
stage embattled south tower, low buttresses only at outer corners, at east and
west there is a weathered set back about halfway up; plain slit windows to bell
chamber; south organ chamber and vestry, dated 1926, to south a weathered
buttress separates a priest's door with shouldered jambs and 2 light window above
from a small cusped 3 light window; east has a 2 light window and a quatrefoil
above; consecration cross and date on quoins. Interior; nave and chancel;
cusped rear arch to south lancet; wagon roof on angel corbels of 1900; much
restored and moved Perpendicular rood screen; chancel panelled and new reredos
with excellent detail in 1913 at same time as nave stripped of plaster and new
stone floor inserted; strange flat arches pierce nave and chancel wall for vestry
and organ chamber; south tower porch; south doorway has damaged remnant, inner
arch of C11/C12 arch; segmental headed arch has simple mould with pellet
decoration above; empty niche above that; simple square squint through great
depth of nave wall for view of chancel. Fittings; octagonal C14 font with
Jacobean hood; Perpendicular pulpit of the local school, half octagon,
2 traceried lights per side divided by buttresses with free standing finials,
foliate frieze and cornice above, all carried on trumpet foot on human corbel.
(Source: N. Pevsner : Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3762455824

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Source: English Heritage

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