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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: 1115202



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: 21-Dec-1979

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 31943

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1. 5120

HIGH STREET (north side) Midsomer Norton Church of the Holy Ghost (formerly listed as Roman Catholic Church)

ST 6654 4/6 19.5.50 II* GV 2. Roman Catholic. Probably C15. Formerly a tithe barn; patched, restored and converted by Giles Gilbert Scott to include some modern Gothic windows and doorways, but the fabric and several features are original. Red sandstone rubble with limestone dressings and buttresses. Old pantile roof with coped verges. Six bays divided by 2-stage weathered buttresses. Third bay from left has projecting gabled porch with Grangers' room over and wide 3-centred elliptical archway (rebuilt) with chamfered moulding. Window above is 2 light Perpendicular with square head, single transoms, original head tracery and replaced rectangular drip-mould. 'Front elevation of porch is faced with limestone ashlar. Right-hand side wall has pointed arch chamfered doorway and exterior wooden steps (modern) and 4-centred arch doorway leading to room over. The wide inner doorway of porch has been blocked and pierced by modern Gothic doorway with ogee hood mould. Original iron door staples remain. Corresponding doorway in rear elevation has also been blocked and shows original oak lintel and iron door staples. Between each buttress is single loop window and there are 3 similar loops in left-hand end gable. Right-hand end gable has 2 modern square head Perpendicular windows and 3 buttresses. Stone cross finials on end gables and porch gable. Interior has open timber roof with arch braces and collar beams, 2 purlins, curved wind-braces between. Loop windows have wide internal splays. Grangers' room has an upper cruck truss and enriched wall plates (concealed). Gilt tabernacle of 1794 from Bavarian Embassy Chapel, Warwick Street, Soho. For further details see Church Guide Book.

Listing NGR: ST6636554234

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National Grid Reference: ST6636554234


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