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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1115180



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


District: Bath and North East Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Norton-Radstock

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-May-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 31982

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1. 5120 THE STREET (west side) Radstock Parish Church of St Nicholas ST 6854 5/29 19.5.50 II 2. C15 west tower and late mediaeval south wall and porch (possibly early C15). Rest rebuilt 1879 in Geometric style, architect William Willcox of Bath. Five bay nave with north aisle, 3 bay chancel with vestry to north. Coursed limestone rubble with weathered buttresses. Slate roof with polychromatic bands. The west tower is of 3 low stages, upper, crenellated, stage possibly a later addition; outer diagonal buttresses; angled stair turret to north; cornice and corner gargoyles; stepped and moulded plinth; west door replaced by window; Decorated style 2 light cusped belfry windows. South nave windows: 3 square headed Perpendicular style replacing original windows and 2 poor geometric type (see also on north side). South porch has C19 gable but retains late C15 doorway with canopied niche over (wild-man corbel), barrel vault inside with quatrefoils and bosses with animals and faces. Vestry has intricate rose window and angled chimney. Interior: south wall retains mediaeval features, eg rood loft stair (narrow opening) and cusped piscina. Lop-sided Norman font, a cylinder with cable-moulding. Highly ornamental pulpit of 1888, octagonal on column with mosaics, marble and a statue of St. Nicholas. Heavily carved oak parclose screen in Perpendicular style to chancel arch. Stone carved 5 bay reredos of circa 1874. Good Gothick organ in archway to north of chancel. Important fragments at west end: Roman inscription and an early C15 rood with Virgin on reverse and churchyard cross-shaft. Graveyard entered from north-east by 2 gate piers with blind tracery panels. Two lightly carved early C19 head stones to right of porch (one on wall). Two chest tombs, the one nearest the church mid-C18 with carved piers; the other, close to south porch, to William Lansdown, (died 1793) with oval inscription panel, angel busts and cabriole corner piers.

Listing NGR: ST6886554638

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National Grid Reference: ST 68865 54638


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