CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1058224

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Nov-1984

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Witham Friary

National Grid Reference: ST 74403 41097

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Details

ST74SW WITHAM FRIARY CP

6/234 Church of St Mary, (previously listed as Priory Church of St Mary)

11.3.68

GV I

Parish Church. Circa 1200 in Transitional style altered 1828, rebuilt and extended 1875 by William White in Muscular Gothic. 3-bay nave and continuous one bay apsidal chancel, of local limestone rubble, supported on each side by 4 massive flying buttresses; combined pent roofed porch and vestry across West end; tall Western ashlar bellcote surmounting steeply pitched plain tile roof. Semi-circular headed windows to North and South sides of cl200 except that in West bay, all of 1875; blocked sanctus window on South side of chancel. Bulls eye West window of 3-light. Early English East window again of 1875. Plastered interior entered through Norman style doorway has stone vaulted roof of 4-bays springing from octagonal corbels, comprising chamfered transverse ribs and diagonal ribs intersecting at an apex forming a quadripartite pattern, Western 2-bays of the restoration. Nave contains Perpendicular upper and lower; entrances to rood; scraped octagonal font of c1450. Jacobean pulpit containing medieval work; royal arms of 1660 at West end. Chancel has double piscina with Carnaervon heads; reredos of 1875; Jacobean chair. Fragmentary medieval glass in North windows, that in South by Sir Ninian Comper.

Listing NGR: ST7439541097

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 266932

Legacy System: LBS

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