CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1058831

Date first listed: 17-Oct-1985

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE

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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip (District Authority)

Parish: Lydford-on-Fosse

National Grid Reference: ST 57231 31252

Summary

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History

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Details

ST53SE LYDFORD-ON-FOSSE CP CHURCH LANE (West side) EAST LYDFORD 10/77 Church of St. Mary

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Anglican Parish Church. 1866 by B.Ferrey for Rector J. J. Moss. Coursed and squared lias rubble, Doulting dressings, coped verges, cruciform finials, tile roofs with crested ridges except stone tile roof to chancel. Nave and south porch, chancel with north-east tower, a vestry at its base. Late C13 style with much Middle Pointed mannerism. Tower with octagonal upper stages, a lancet to each face around the top; stone spire with gabled lanterns; 3-light window on north side incorporating texts; shallow stair turret. Three bay nave, single bay chancel, lancets and 2-light windows with Geometrical tracery; east end with a 3-light window; west end with paired lancets and a rose window, (much damaged at time of re-survey August, 1984). Elaborate porch with much carved flora and 2 heads as label stops. Lofty interior finished in Doulting ashlar; arch-braced roof to nave, unceiled wagon roof to chancel; the latter also with encaustic tiles. Chancel arch supported by coupled detached Purbeck shafts with foliate capitals, dog-tooth ornament facing nave; chancel windows with further flanking Purbeck shafts. Reredos in neo-Jacobean style. Co-eval pews and choir stalls, the latter incorporating charming animal carvings. Plain C13 octagonal font reused from an earlier church. C15 alabaster relief of St.George, again reused, similar a small tablet with roman inscription. Vestry with C18 and C19 wall monuments also an iron chest with raised lettering "East Lydford Register Chest 1813". Stained glass of 1879 to east window by C.E. Kemper in early C16 style (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5723131252

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 267551

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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

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