CHURCH OF ST GEORGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1057465

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, CHURCH LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, CHURCH LANE

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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset (District Authority)

Parish: Bicknoller

National Grid Reference: ST 11075 39428

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History

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Details

ST13NW BICKNOLLER CP CHURCH LANE (South side

10/1 Church of St George

22.5.69

GV I

Parish Church, C15 and C16, perhaps incorporating some C12 work, restored 1871-2 by J D Sedding. Red sandstone random rubble, squared and coursed North aisle, C19 slate roofs, decorative ridge tiles, coped verges. 4-bay nave, chancel, South porch, West tower, 4-bay North aisle. Crenellated 3 stage tower, diagonal buttresses, string course with gargoyles at corners, 2-light bell opening, lancet second stage, 3-light West window, square crenellated stair turret North East lit on corner. Nave, crenellated quatrefoil pierced perlons, 4-light Tudor arch head to right of gabled 2-storey porch, crenellated returns with quatrefoil pierced perlons, string course with gargoyles, setback buttresses, lit on right return only, large head stone with eroded inscription on left return, C19 moulded opening, niche with statue abcve. C19 door. Chancel 4- and 3- light windows flanking priests door, large 5-light East window, lover portion blocked with inserted decorative panels, steeply chamfered plinth; on North wall of chancel and North aisle all 3-light, latter between set back buttresses. Crenellated pierced merlons, door at west end. Interior: rendered. Standard Perpendicular arcade and piers with foliage capitals, pointed tower arch in 3 orders with very large chamfer, rear wave moulded, lowest order possibly cut in. C19 open ribbed wagon roofs, C12 pillar piscina in chancel. Altar, stone slab steeply chamfered corners, perhaps the top of a chest tomb or maybe a pre-Reformation altar. 3-bay screen with double doors and fan vaulting, much restored, reputed to have cone from Huish Champflower 1726. Early C16 and early C20 bench ends. Painted and gilded wall tablet to John Sweeting of Thorncombe, died 1688, (Photographs in NMR; VCH, Somerset Vol 5, forthcoming; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958.

Listing NGR: ST1107639428

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 265050

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

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