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Church of St George

A Grade II* Listed Building in Easton-in-Gordano, North Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4786 / 51°28'42"N

Longitude: -2.7008 / 2°42'2"W

OS Eastings: 351425

OS Northings: 175746

OS Grid: ST514757

Mapcode National: GBR JL.L1BB

Mapcode Global: VH88L.43JC

Entry Name: Church of St George

Listing Date: 11 October 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1129826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33455

Location: Easton-in-Gordano, North Somerset, BS20

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Pill and Easton-in-Gordano

Built-Up Area: Pill

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST 57 NW EASTON-IN-GORDANO CHURCH ROAD (south-east side)

2/59 CHURCH OF ST GEORGE
11.10.61
- II*

Parish Church (Anglican). C14 and C15, mostly rebuilt and restored in 1871-72
by Ewan Christian (replacing a church of 1827 by Edward Bridges). West tower,
nave with clerestorey, north and south aisle, south porch, chancel and vestry.
Coursed rubble with freestone dressings; slate roofs behind embattled parapets.
An unusual west tower of 3 stages with set-back buttresses; embattled parapet
with blank arcading and an image niche in the centre of each side, pinnacles;
2-light bell chamber openings with ogee heads to the tracery; 2-light windows on
second stage have transoms and ogee heads to the lights, tracery of small
quatrefoiled circles in spandrels to lower lights and louvres to upper lights;
projecting polygonal stair turret at north-east, blank arcading, embattled parapet
and spire. Nave: three 2-light windows with cusped heads to the lights.
North and south aisles: 2- and 3-light windows with thin tracery; rainwater
heads dated 1871; lean to roofs. Projecting gabled south porch with diagonal
buttresses. Interior. 3 bay arcade with hollow chamfered arches and octagonal
shafts. C14 tower arch of 4 chamfered orders on a semi-octagonal responds;
ogee headed doorway to stair turret on north pier. All fittings are 1871-72.
Font, pulpit and reredos are of elaborately detailed marble with figure scenes on
the pulpit and reredos. Monuments. Chancel: Roger Soudon, died 1703, ashlar,
Corinthian columns on gadrooned bases, half-relief of Soudon in clerical dress,
cherubs and skull below; Thomas Morgan, died 1723, marble and ashlar, fluted
columns and heraldry. Tower: Mary Morgan, died 1710, baroque, ashlar, 2
Corinthian columns on grotesque corbels, segmental pediment and heraldry; Mary
Morgan, died 1701). North aisle: Cordelia Wilkins, died 1774, by Allen of
Bristol, marble inscribed tablet, urn and heraldry. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings
of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).


Listing NGR: ST5142575746

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