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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: 1056787



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Yeovilton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Apr-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262788

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3/172 Church of Saint Bartholomew



Church. Circa 1300, severly restored in 1872. Local lias stone cut squared and coursed, with Ham stone dressings; plain clay tiles with bands of fish scale tiles between coped gables. 2-cell church, with 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave with added South-chapel, North porch and West tower. Chancel has 3-cusped light East window with C14 tracery, with 2-light ogee-head traceried windows to sides; angled corner buttresses with offsets, bay buttresses to full height; narrow door between windows on South side, now blockedi remains of small figure in trefoiled niche over East window. Nave has 2-light pointed arch Perpendicular windows, much restored on South side. South chapel seems mostly of C19 although remains of a Norman doorway arch used as a band course under South window. South porch may be mostly C14 work, with small 2-light opening with trefoil rere-arch in East wall, and sexfoil window on West side, plain doorway arches. Tower rather heavy, in 3 stages of plain detail and square proportions. West door in moulded almost semi-circular headed arch in a flat headed recess, the spandrils foliated, door possibly C16, with sanctuary handle; Above a 3-light window, evidently C19 restoration; on North side a statue recess possibly of late C15, much eroded; very small rectangular windows in North and South walls, stage 2, then almost triangular headed 2-light C15 traceried windows to each face of stage 3. Plinth, string courses each stage, and low slightly crenellated parapet, centre gargoyles and corner pinnacles. Octagonal stair turret in South-west corner. Interior locked and not accessible - said to contain a C14 piscina in the chancel with an ogee arch, resting on a bust corbel; double-chamfered chancel and tower arches dying into imposts, a nave wagon-roof with bosses; statue bracket on South wall of the nave, and rere-arches to windows of nave and chancel of late C13/early C14. The money to build the tower bequeathed by a Rector in 1486. (Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England - South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5468023013

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 54680 23013


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