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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: 1056904



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Barrington

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: 264319

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9/157 Church of St. Mary the Virgin



Anglican parish church, C13, C15, C19 restoration. Rubble and ashlar; lead-sheeting, tile, and asbestos tile roofs, coped verges, finials. Nave, chancel, crossing tower, S. aisle, N. porch, N. and S. transepts. Decorated and Perpendicular styles. Three bay nave, 3-light traceried Perpendicular windows, moulded W doorway with a 4-centred arch head, ribbed and studded door, parapet with coping, gargoyles, rood-stair turret to S, lancet window, doorway with carved beads as stops. Ornamented gabled S. porch, external stoup, richly moulded outer door opening, crocketed ogee canopy with central figure, above shafts of former pinnacles; benched inside on flagstone floor, moulded inner door opening, early studded plank door with simple strap hinges. Two stage embattled octagonal tower, gargoyles, 2-light bell-chamber windows, louvres, lancet-windows at the ringing-chamber stage, small stair turret. Two-bayed S. aisle, rebuilt 1860, 2-light windows. C13 transepts, short, with good 3-light traceried windows to the N. and the S. Two bay chancel, square-headed 2-light windows to the N. and the S, 3-light pointed arch traceried E. window. Interior plastered on flagstone floors. Nave with a C19 tie-beam roof on corbels which may be medieval; lean-to C19 roof to the S. aisle; C19 wagon roofs to the transepts; C17 unceiled wagon roof to chancel. Squat C13 double-chamfered arches under tower, no capitals or imposts. Two bay arcade to S. aisle, piers of 4-hollows section. S. transept with a very fine C13 canopied piscina, N. transept with a simpler piscina. Pair of hagioscopes. Further piscina in the chancel. Pair of foiled niches flanking the altar. Nave and transept windows with shafted rere-arches. Octagonal Perpendicular style font, though probably a C19 copy. Four C18 and 4 C19 wall monuments. Brass plaque under tower with details of vault of 1815. C17 tablet to the floor. C19 panelled pulpit, though may incorporate earlier fragments. Pair of Jacobean coffin stools. Four stained glass windows to chancel by Kempe, c1897. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3890618116

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 38908 18118


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