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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: 1129594



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


District: Bath and North East Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Timsbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1960

Date of most recent amendment: 02-May-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 32876

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TIMSBURY C.P. CHURCH LANE ST 65 NE 2/24 Church of St. Mary the Virgin 21 9 60 (formerley listed as the Church of G.V. II* St Mary's) Anglican Parish Church. 1826-32, east end of 1852 by Sir George G. Scott. Ashlar, slate roofs. West tower, aisled nave, chancel, north and south chancels. West tower of 2 stages, diagonal buttresses, tall west window under drip with subsidiary tracery and glazing, south door under drip, each side of the second stage has 2-light window under hoodmould with pierced tracery, clock to east, very thin battlemented parapet with ill-proportioned finials; 4-bay embattled nave has 2-light Y-tracery windows under drips, diagonal buttresses with finials, gabled south porch; gabled chancel of 1852 has a 3-light Perpendicular east window, quatrefoil frieze to gable, gargoyles, diagonal buttresses, identically dressed north and south chapels. Interior: thin arcade with clustered shafts, similarly detailed arcade with screen to Lady Chapel. Monuments: a good collection of early C19 tablets including, Gratiana Palmer, 1823, marble woman weeping by urn on slate ground by Reeves of Bath; Mary Palmer Smith, 1826, marble urn and shield, slate ground by Greenway of Bristol, John Parish, RN, 1837 with anchor, globe, flag; Samborne Palmer, 1814, marble draped urn, inverted torches, slate ground, Lancashire of Bath. Many monuments reflect the long association of the Samborne family with the parish. In the Lady Chapel is a fine C17 wall monument, gadrooned base with skull, columns, heavy entablature below ogee head with ball finials, in north vestry is a recumbent chivalric figure on good chest tomb with heraldry, to Barnaby Samborne, died 1610, but very clean, (scraped or copied?). (Source: N. Pevsner : Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol : 1958).

Listing NGR: ST6672658603

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 66726 58603


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