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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1056762



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Charlton Mackrell

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262830

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5/25 Church of St Peter and St Paul 17.4.59


Parish Church. C14 origins, mostly C15, restored by H. Wilson 1892. Local lias stone cut and squared, Ham stone dressings; stone slate roofs between coped gables. 3 cell plan of 2-bay chancel, 3 bay nave and single-bay south chantry chapel, with west tower and south porch. Chancel has plinth, angled corner buttress with moulded offsets, gabletted cross finial at east end; 3-light C15 cinquefoil cusped east window set in hollowed recesss; 2 small cusped lancets on north side, buttress between, and on south side early C15 traceried 2-light window in hollowed recess, the cill having been raised; to left angled projection forming link between chantry chapel and chancel, having small moulded arched doorway and 2-light C16 window. Chantry chapel has plinth, angled corner buttresses, with 4-light flat-headed square labelled windows in both east and south walls. Nave mostly rendered; plinth and plain offset-bay buttresses; in north wall projection with small C14 window for former rood stair, then two 2-light C15 traceried windows with arched labels and square stops; on south wall a smaller 2-light C15 window set in hollowed recess south porch has angled corner buttress, and moulded pointed arched doorway with arched label with square stops; inside a plainer possibly C14 arch, but with ovolo mould to runouts and C18 door; two cinquefoil niches, one over door and one in east wall, both with statues. Small C20 boiler house set low on north east corner. Tower has 3 stages: tall plinth, angled offset buttress to near-full height, string courses with gargoyles to top, slightly battlemented parapet and pyramidal roof; square plan stair turret north east corner, full height, with small slit windows and a small drilled window at base: moulded pointed arch west door, with 3-light C15 traceried window above set into hollowed recess, breaking into string course which forms label; on stage 2 stall 2-light window on west face, and similar windows with wood baffles to each face stage 3; clockface under south window. Inside, the chancel has timber rib and plaster-panel segmental vault ceiling, small C15 moulded chancel arch, C19 squint in south wall; plain piscina possibly C14, fittings Cl9 and C20. Nave has timber ribbed barrel vault with moulded principals, formerly with plastered-panels; C16/C17 moulded 3 centre arch into chantry chapel, C15 tower arch; former rood loft stair in north wall. Chantry chapel has vaulted ribbed roof, formerly plastered. Fittings include simple tulip bowl font on turned base, probably early C14; a pulpit of early C17, 3-panelled on each face with moulded top, on C19 base; several paintings. Monuments include that to Thomas Basket, died 1592, a standing wall monument in Ham stone with strap cartouche with inscription between two Doric columns carrying pedimented hood with finials and shields; over squint two black painted Keinton slabs to Anne Bonham, died 1638, and silos Strangways, died 1677, the latter having pedimented hood on Doric columns with ball finials, distinctly rural; several other C18 painted Keinton stone-panels. Reredos a copy of a fresco by Perugino by late Mrs C Neville, of The Abbey (qv). A few fragments of C15 stained glass in west window (Hamilton and Long, Some Account of the Parishes of Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell, 1961).

Listing NGR: ST5351128664

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hamilton, , Long, , Some Account of the Parishes of Charlton Adam and Charlton Mackrell, (1961)

National Grid Reference: ST 53510 28664


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