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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Witham Friary, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1685 / 51°10'6"N

Longitude: -2.3675 / 2°22'2"W

OS Eastings: 374403

OS Northings: 141097

OS Grid: ST744410

Mapcode National: GBR 0T0.N85

Mapcode Global: VH97K.XW8K

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 11 March 1968

Last Amended: 27 November 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 266932

Location: Witham Friary, Mendip, Somerset, BA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Witham Friary

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST74SW WITHAM FRIARY CP

6/234 Church of St Mary,
(previously listed as Priory
Church of St Mary)

11.3.68

GV I

Parish Church. Circa 1200 in Transitional style altered 1828, rebuilt and extended 1875 by William White in Muscular
Gothic. 3-bay nave and continuous one bay apsidal chancel, of local limestone rubble, supported on each side by 4
massive flying buttresses; combined pent roofed porch and vestry across West end; tall Western ashlar bellcote
surmounting steeply pitched plain tile roof. Semi-circular headed windows to North and South sides of cl200 except that
in West bay, all of 1875; blocked sanctus window on South side of chancel. Bulls eye West window of 3-light. Early
English East window again of 1875. Plastered interior entered through Norman style doorway has stone vaulted roof of
4-bays springing from octagonal corbels, comprising chamfered transverse ribs and diagonal ribs intersecting at an apex
forming a quadripartite pattern, Western 2-bays of the restoration. Nave contains Perpendicular upper and lower;
entrances to rood; scraped octagonal font of c1450. Jacobean pulpit containing medieval work; royal arms of 1660 at
West end. Chancel has double piscina with Carnaervon heads; reredos of 1875; Jacobean chair. Fragmentary medieval glass
in North windows, that in South by Sir Ninian Comper.


Listing NGR: ST7439541097

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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