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Somerset West and Taunton (District Authority)
Cheddon Fitzpaine
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ST 24288 27596



CHEDOON FITZPAINE VILLAGE 5/40 Church of St Mary 25.2.55 GV II*

Parish church. Late C13 tower, late C15-early C16 nave enlarged, porch and South aisle added, chancel rebuilt, 1861 church restored and North aisle added by Edward Jeboult. Red sandstone and blue lias random rubble, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs scalloped slates to chancel, decorative ridge tiles to nave, coped verges. West tower, 3 bays nave, chancel, 3 bay South aisle, 3 bay North aisle with organ chamber, South porch. 3 stage unbuttressed tower, C19 parapet pierced with trefoil headed openings, gargoyles, 3-light trefoil headed bell openings, C20 Somerset style tracery, string course, leaded lancet, C19 pointed arched West door, corrugated iron shed attached right to South West end of nave, South aisle parapet pierced with quatrefoils decorated with shields bearing the arms of the Percy family, amusing gargoyles, 2-light West window, diagonal buttresses, 2-light window left and 3-light right of single storey gable porch, moulded semi-circular arched opening said to be reset from South aisle, C19 compartment ceiling, pair of C19 noticeboards, crenellated with 2 bay cusped arcades, painted and gilded, 4 centred arch inner doorframe, C15 ribbed and studded door said to have been rebacked 1722, 2-light East window to South aisle, bulge at junction with nave, perhaps indicating ealier rood loft stair, chancel 2-light windows flanking priest's door, diagonal buttresses to chancel, 3-light East window, 2-light on North front, 2 light to organ chamber, North door, uncrenallated North aisle, two 2-light and one 3-light window, stepped buttresses, 2-light West window. Interior, rendered. 3 bay Perpendicular arcade with angle capitals to South aisle, C19 North aisle with foliage capitals, East wall of South aisle 3 inset chamfered openings with door. Narrow pointed tower arch, C20 Gothic glazed screen, out of aligment with Perpendicular 4-centred chancel arch, West wall squint. Chancel C19 ribbed barrel vault roof, C19 monopitch compartment ceiling to aisles, restored ribbed wagon roof to nave. Fine collection of C16 bench ends, nearly all with bay leaf wrapped surrounds, later one inscribed EG.SG 1660. Perpendicular Ham stone pulpit on waisted baluster with steps. Piscina in South aisle, shelf on East pillar of South aisle. Two C19 painted tin sheets detailing local charities of 1710 and 1672. Circa 1950 oak screen enclosing West bay of North aisle to ford vestry. No monuments of note. Mid C15-mid C16 the manor and advowson was held by the Percys, Dukes of Northumberland, and much of the church was built by them; a fact commemorated by their arms and insignia decorating the fabric and bench ends. (Kelly's Directory, 1897)

Listing NGR: ST2428827596


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

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Date: 24 Nov 2002
Reference: IOE01/09406/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Perry. Source Historic England Archive
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