CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1058957
Date first listed:
29-Mar-1963
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, HIGH STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
Sedgemoor (District Authority)
Parish:
Ashcott
National Grid Reference:
ST 43716 37149

Details

ST43NW ASHCOTT CP HIGH STREET (South side)

2/9 Church of All Saints

29.3.63 GV II*

Anglican Parish Church. Predominantly C15, much C19 alteration, particularly the broadening of the nave in 1831. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, tile and lead-sheeting roofs, some coped verges with cruciform finials. Perpendicular. Nave with south porch, chancel with organ loft and heated vestry. West tower, embattled and of 2 stages, lower stage with diagonal buttresses, 2-light bell-chamber windows, prominant gargoyles; 3-light West window, West door with elaborate hinges, plaque adjacent with arms of Abbot Selwood of Glastonbury Abbey; stair turret to South. Three- bay buttressed nave, 3-light windows, parapet pierced by quatrefoils. Porch with a broad 4-centred arch outer door opening, paired wrought-iron gates; cusped niche set over; inside benched with a flag floor, stoup. Two bay chancel, elaborate 3-light windows. Embattled vestry. Plastered interior on C20 wood block and mosaic floors. Nave with C19 coffered ceiling, chancel with wagon roof. Chancel and tower arches both reconstructed C19, the former shafted. C15 pulpit on C19 stone plinth; Norman tub font; C19 pews, many with C15/C16 traceried ends, also some unusual C16/C17 ends with semi-circular fluting; 6 C18 wall monuments, largest to chancel; 3 C19 wall monuments; Hanoverian Royal Arms; C19 plaque under tower commemorating local charities; C19 chancel screen, organ, choir stalls and stained glass; chancel South window by Kempe of 1889, East window of 1898. (Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4371637149

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
269237
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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