CHRIST CHURCH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1057853
Date first listed:
22-Jul-1949
Statutory Address:
CHRIST CHURCH, CHRISTCHURCH STREET WEST

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHRIST CHURCH, CHRISTCHURCH STREET WEST

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Frome
National Grid Reference:
ST 77335 47865

Details

1. 5363 CHRISTCHURCH STREET WEST (South-West side)

ST 7747 NW 9/2 GV Christ Church 22.7.49 Christ Church II*

2. Original church built 1817-1818, architect G A Underwood. Refenestrated 1840s by Manners and Gill; east extension 1904-05 by W George Brown; south transept 1899; "North transept" 1929 by Sir Harold Brakespeare. Rubble built. The 1818 church was an aisled nave with crenellated east tower with clasping buttresses. Perpendicular style, traceried openwork parapets (and verges to east), pinnacles and gargoyles over buttresses (1851). Cruciform plan. 4 bays, tracery based on that of Yatton (near Bristol), 2 smaller flanking bays (the right hand one had door with crocketted ogee label). South transept has ogee capped bell turret; gabled east chapel. Projecting later chancel (Lady Chapel built 1929) with clasping octagonal buttresses, cornice and ashlar parapet. West front: projecting side buttresses clasping nave end south aisle corners, pinnacles to aisle, blind panels to nave. Large central Perpendicular style window (1865) above which is corbel for former finial. Gothic panelled doors (1918). One original 'Y' tracery window retained at west end of south aisle. Interior: piers of arcade reinforced but still quadrilobe. Good carved oak altar placed under tower with decorated reredos, flanking sedilia and panelled arcade. Large rood of 1910. A number of minor wall monuments. The graveyard has a number of plain railed graves, one is oval shaped and has ornamental iron overthrow inscribed in memory of Thomas Bunn (died 1853), a prominent local worthy. (See Church Guide by D J Gill).

Listing NGR: ST7733547865

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
266139
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gill, DJ , Church Guide of Christ Church Frome

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 14 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/04535/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Geraldine Bunn. Source Historic England Archive
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