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Church of St Thomas of Canterbury

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lovington, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0754 / 51°4'31"N

Longitude: -2.577 / 2°34'37"W

OS Eastings: 359674

OS Northings: 130836

OS Grid: ST596308

Mapcode National: GBR MR.DGYB

Mapcode Global: FRA 56H8.V57

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas of Canterbury

Listing Date: 24 March 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 263380

Location: Lovington, South Somerset, Somerset, BA7

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Lovington

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

LOVINGTON CP
ST53SE LOVINGTON VILLAGE
1/55
Church of St Thomas of Cantebury
24.3.61
GV II*
Anglican parish church. C13 origins; restored and enlarged in 1861. Local grey lias stone cut and squared, Doulting
stone dressings; Welsh slate roof to chancel, plain clay tile roof to nave having bands of fishscale tiles, between
coped gables with cross finials, catslide roof to north aisle. Three-cell plan of 2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave and north
aisle, with north-east corner vestry, south porch and west tower. Chancel apparently C15, but with east wall rebuilt in
C19: plinth, angled corner buttresses, eaves course; 3-light C15 traceried east window, with 2-light window on sides to
match, one to north and two to south; between the latter a narrow moulded pointed arched doorway. Nave mostly C19, with
a 3-light and a 2-light window in south wall, both with C15 style tracery, divided by C19 porch having plain outer arch
and a moulded 4-centre-arched inner doorway, with stoup to right of door and trefoil cusped statue niche over, small
2-light side windows. North aisle a C19 addition; plinth, bay buttresses, chimney to north-east corner; 2-light C15
style traceried windows, with a single light window in west wall; vestry added on east end, having single-light window
in east wall and door in recess between vestry and chancel. Tower of C13 origins, modified and possibly heightened in
C19: 3 stages double plinth, angled corner buttresses 2 stages high; string courses, the top with gargoyles, plain
parapet; north-east corner stair turret one stage high: small west door in moulded 4-centre archway under arched label
with foliated square stops, above a simple 2-light window in hollowed arched recess, rather deep, with ornamental cill
- otherwise plain to lowest stage: stage 2 plain on all but south face, which has a small thin lancet window of C13;
third stage may be C19, with C15 style 2-light pointed arched windows with pierced stone baffles to all faces. Inside,
chancel has C15 character; plain plastered barrel vault ceiling, a simple arched piscina and a C15 or C16 surround to
an aumbrey in north wall, with door dated 1842; simple double chamfer chancel arch, possibly C14. Nave mostly C19:
arched braced roof trusses, some moulded arched recesses in south wall, one possibly a piscina, and also some arches by
the pulpit - the arcade C19, as is the north aisle. Furniture includes C17 altar table and a sanctuary chair; font and
pulpit Cl9; several C16 bench ends with poppy-head finials to pews. First recorded rector 1318. (Pevsner, Bui1dings of
England, South and West Somerset 1958).


Listing NGR: ST5967430836

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