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Church of St Thomas a Beckett

A Grade II* Listed Building in Pylle, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1429 / 51°8'34"N

Longitude: -2.5631 / 2°33'47"W

OS Eastings: 360706

OS Northings: 138334

OS Grid: ST607383

Mapcode National: GBR MS.86GP

Mapcode Global: VH8B6.JJCP

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas a Beckett

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267649

Location: Pylle, Mendip, Somerset, BA4

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Pylle

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


8/176 Church of St Thomas a Beckett



Anglican Parish Church. Rebuilt 1868 for Portman familly, except C15 tower. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone
dressings, tile roofs with fish-tail banding, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave, chancel, south porch, north
vestry, west tower. Three stage Perpendicular tower with diagonal buttresses, embattled parapet with pinnacles, 2-light
bell chamber windows with a quatrefoil interlace, 2-light windows repeating on the stage below on the south and west
sides; ashlar turret to north side with a spirelet; 3-light west window, west door with a label. Remainder in free
Early English style; 4-bay nave with 2-light windows, 2 bay chancel with lancets, 3-light east window. Plastered
interior; encaustic tile floor to chancel, some fine tiling to walls in terracotta, tile reredos, arch-braced king post
roofs, that to chancel on reused C15 corbels. Perpendicular tower arch; shafted chancel arch. C11 tub font with chevron
banding. Bier dated 1740. C18 tablet to nave by T King of Bath; 2 C19 tablets. Some stained glass of C19 to chancel,
east window of The Crucificion. Ringing chamber gallery under tower.

Listing NGR: ST6070638334

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