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Description: Plaxtol Church
Date Listed: 3 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 357329
OS Grid Reference: TQ6019553640
OS Grid Coordinates: 560195, 153640
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2594, 0.2945
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TQ 6053 PLAXTOL CHURCH HILL
6/20 (north side)
No dedication. Church. Built 1649, restored 1852, chancel and transepts 1894.
Coursed, galletted rubble stone nave and tower on stone plinth. Two-stage tower,
crenellated with sole remaining unrestored 1649 window to west. Four-bay nave with gable south porch; C19 gable-parapet and knellers. North and south transepts with 3-light windows, south transept with semi-basement entrance. Boarded and ribbed door, dripmould over. Three-light west window. Corner buttresses round east end, that to north-east on north transeptal chapel arched allowing walkway through. Interior. Original rectangular 6-bay church visible inside. Pointed tower arch. Hammerbeam roof resting on tripled octagonal stone wall-shafts. King posts over. Wooden tie-beam truss roofs in transepts. Raised chancel with barrel-vault supported by carved brackets on imposts. Marble reredos containing 3 wooden relief of the Last Supper, probably Flemish C15. Later relief panel of the parting of the Red Sea in south transept. C17 pulpit, panelled with introduced figure reliefs. Pair of Rococo brass chandeliers, dated 1785. Monument to Thomas Dalyson, d.1741, in the form of a Baroque cartouche.
Listing NGR: TQ6019553640
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Source: English Heritage
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