Church Of St James

19 Jun 2004
Church Of St James, Bruton Road, Milton Clevedon, Mendip, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST63NE VEDON CP BRUTON ROAD (East side, off) 8/249 Church of St. James 2.6.61 GV II*

Anglican parish church, Parts ofer rebuilt 1790, extensively restored cl865. Coursed and squared rubble and ashlar, freestone dressings, tile roofs, coped verges, finials. Nave, chancel, north and south transepts, south porch, west tower, Gothic survival and neo-Perpendicular. Three stage tower with diagonal buttresses, pierced par; pinnacles, 2-light bell-chamber windows, Y-tracery, stone grilles; further 2-light window to west, datestone 1790, inscription plaque, west doorway altered mid C19, early/mid C19 memorial plaque onee bay nave, 3-light traceried pointed-arch windows, north and south doorways, to north blocked, to s set over with figures. Transepts with traceried 2 and 3-light pointed arch windows, parapets with copith a C17 and 2 C18 external monuments. Single bay chancel, 2 and 3-light traceried pointed arch wr plastered on tile, encaustic tile and flagstone floors. Elaborate Cl9 roofs on C19 carved corbels. Pan tower, chancel, and transepts, those to tower and north transept appear entirely C19, whilst chancel arcouth transept appear to be C15. Interior fittings predominantly of the restoration including elaborate d font with cover; pews, choir-stalls, altar rails, reredos with painted decalogue panels, lectern, oil l, small organ, high quality stained glass. Recumbent stone full-sized effigy of 3 priest to north side 325, the face re-cut. Small amount of medieval stained glass to top lights on north transept window pedestal in south transept, inscription, Norman style though probably C18.

Jacobean cupboard which appears eated from a small altar table; Jacobean chest; restored C17 chair. Good early C18 wall monument to Susan marble, with central urn under a canopy of curtains, open segmental pediment on fluted pilasters, in high quality lettering. Three C19 wall monuments. Five bells. (Pevsner, N., Buildings of England, South set, l958; Photographs in NMR; SANHS Proceedings, 24, i, 42).

Listing NGR: ST6645637788


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0161 IOE Records taken by Neil Bentham; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Dr Neil Bentham. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Bentham, Neil

Rights Holder: Bentham, Neil


Ashlar, Rubble, Tile, Stuart Plaque, Georgian Commemorative, Commemorative Monument, Anglican Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Church, Place Of Worship, Date Stone, Commemorative Stone