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Latitude: 51.0686 / 51°4'6"N
Longitude: -3.0367 / 3°2'12"W
OS Eastings: 327458
OS Northings: 130425
OS Grid: ST274304
Mapcode National: GBR M4.DSM5
Mapcode Global: FRA 46J9.8SW
Entry Name: Church of St Giles
Listing Date: 29 March 1963
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1295089
English Heritage Legacy ID: 269423
Location: Thurloxton, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA2
Civil Parish: Thurloxton
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST23SE THURLOXTON CP
7/157 Church of St Giles
Anglican Parish church. Norman; C14; predominantly C15; C19 restoration including addition of north aisle of 1868.
Random red sandstone rubble, freestone dressings, triple Roman tile roofs, coped verge with a finial. Nave with south
porch and north aisle, chancel with north vestry, west tower. Perpendicular, aisle Middle Pointed. Embattled 2-stage
tower with diagonal buttresses, 2-light bell-chamber windows with louvres, 2-light west window dated 1500, west door.
Two bay nave, square-headed 2 and 3-light windows, each light cusped, stopped labels, leaded lights. South porch with a
semi-circular head outer door opening, probably C18, dropped keystone, moulded imposts, paired doors, lamp over. Three
bay North aisle with 3 cross-gables, 2-light windows. Two bay chancel, square-headed 2-light windows, leaded lights,
blocked priests door. Inner doorway to porch with an early door; interior plastered, nave and chancel under C15/C16
ceiled wagon roofs with moulded ribs and bosses. Three bay arcade to aisle. Norman tub font with a C17 cover. Piscina.
Rood screen with 3 arches, dated 1734 the middle containing the doorway, a reading and a prayer desk, pulpit in similar
style with 4 carved figures and back-panelling. C18 pews; some C19 pews. C18 and C19 monuments, one by Pollard of
Taunton; Jacobean altar table, C18 decalogue plaques under tower with painted figures, Arms of Geo,II. C14, C15, C16
bells. Stained glass: East window of 1883; aid C19 West window; 2 Victoria Jubilee windows, C19 organ, Parson
Woodforde, the Cl8 diarist famous for "Diary of a Country Parson' was priest-in-charge for 3 months; (Pevsner N.,
Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Church Guide, undated),
Listing NGR: ST2745830425
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