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Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Compton Dando
National Grid Reference:
ST 63421 67010


COMPTON DANDO QUEEN CHARLTON ST 66 NW 2/50 Church of St. Margaret 1.2.56 II* G.V. GV Anglican parish church. Late C12, altered C13 and C15; restored. Consists of nave and north porch, central tower, north transept, chancel and remains of south chapel. Coursed rubble with freestone quoins and dressings, ashlar to upper parts of tower; lead roof over nave, plain and fishscale tiles elsewhere. The central tower is C12, altered in the C15 and restored in the C19; 2 full stages are visible above the body of the church; 2-light round-headed windows set within a large round-headed opening and under a hoodmould, all with continuous roll mouldings; diagonal buttresses with off-sets; parapet with pierced arcading, pinnacles and gargoyles; 2-light Perpendicular style bell chamber windows with blank arcading and under dripmoulds with diamond stops; 2-light Perpendicular style with cusped ogee head, on lowest stage of south side of tower, infilling an earlier arch; polygonal stairtower projects at north-east. Nave has C19 Perpendicular style window and C19 projecting north porch. North transept with 3-light Perpendicular style window; buttresses with off-sets at sides. Chancel: 2-light C19 Perpendicular style north window; 3-light east with Geometrical style tracery; projection on south side. Interior. The tower arches are pointed and single stepped, those to the nave and chancel have half-columns with scalloped capitals; blocked doorway with 4-centred head above north arch. The south side of the Chancel has a 2 bay arcade to the now removed south chapel; early - mid C13 with octagonal central pier which has a capital enriched with stiff-leaf, animal head and a human head in a head-dress; west respond has minimal stiff-leaf enrichment; more complete east respond is enriched with a beast's and a human head bitten by beasts, double chamfered arches. Book rest on north wall is set on a carved and crowned female head. Font is C12, ashlar, a cylindrical stem, an octagonal bowl with a cushion base. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST6342167010


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)


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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