Church Of All Saints

9 Sep 1999
Church Of All Saints, Chipstable, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA4 2PZ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.



Parish church, C15 tower restored 1859, nave, aisle and porch rebuilt 1869 by Benjamin Ferrey incorporating piers of original arcade. Red sandstone coursed rubble, Ham stone dressings, chamfered plinth, plain clay tiled roofs, coped verges with crosses at apeces except on porch.

West tower with south-east stair turret, 2-bay south aisle, south porch, chancel with south chapel and south-east vestry. Crenellated 3-stage tower, enlarged central merlon with pierced panels on south and north sides, set back buttresses rising to string course with gargoyles, 2-light cinquefoil headed bell-openings with Somerset tracery, string course, string course above west window rises to a gable over 3-light window, continuous hood mould over finely moulded 4-centred arch C15 dorway, C19 door, crenellated stair turret; 3-light west window to buttressed south aisle, all windows with hoodmoulds and face terminals, single storey gabled porch, buttresses, pointed arch outer doorway, exagerated trefoil headed inner doorway with trefoil headed door, 2-light windows on returns; two 2-light windows right priests door, 2-light east window to vestry, diagonal buttresses at east end with colonnettes in angles, 3-light east windows 2 lancets and two 2-light windows on buttressed north front with lancet at west end where setback buttress of tower built into nave wall. Interior: rendered. C19 moulded arches dying into imposts to chancel and chapel, pointed tower arch with trefoil headed panelled jambs.

Two original Perpendicular piers and west respond, angel capitals, recut eastern respond, carrying C19 Perpendicular style arches. C19 waggon roofs, ribbed and boarded with bosses.

Chamfered Tudor arch to stair turret doorway. C19 fittings including panelled screen to vestry, font with brass ewer - stone pulpit and C19 benches incorporating parts of C16 bench ends.

Early C20 carved oak lectern. C19 stained glass, east window in memory of deceased 1884.

Harmonium. The arcade is said to incorporate the arms of the Bluet family who were lords of the manor. (VCH, Somerset, vol V, 1985: Kellys Directory, 1914).

Listing NGR: ST0426727140


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0030 IOE Records taken by G Martine Allmey; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mrs G Martine Allmey. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Allmey, G Martine

Rights Holder: Allmey, G Martine


Clay, Rubble, Sandstone, Tile, Medieval Parish Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship