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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: 1176035



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Barton St. David

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Apr-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 262807

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2/2 Church of St David



Parish Church. C12 to C15, with major C19 restoration. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Doulting stone dressings; plain clay tiled roofs between coped gables, with stone slates to north porch. Cruciform plan chancel 2 bays, nave 3-bays, trancepts one bay each, with added north porch and octagonal north east tower. Chancel mostly C19, 2-bays; paired offset corner buttresses with small buttress under east window, which is 3-light C14 traceried without label; in north wall small cinquefoil cusped lancet; to south double chamfered pointed arched doorway east of another cusped lancet. South transept rebuilt 1894; plinth, double corner buttresses; only a chimney to east; south window matches chancel east window. Nave has similar buttresses, with a 2-light and a 3-light elliptical arched, flat head windows without labels, in south wall, also remains of blocked segmental arched doorway; 4-light west window with C19 tracery of late C14 style; no windows north, north porch possibly C18; plain segmental outer arch; inner doorway C13 with single jamb shafts and open semi-cirular arch with chevron and lozengo decoration, door at least C18. north transept has 3-light ovolo mould mullioned window with flat head and label. Tower octagonal, in three stages, probably C15; rendered with string courses, corner gargoyles, battlemented parapets; bottom stage has cinquefoil cusped-light in hollow moulded recess north face and hollow moulded pointed arched doorway to east; stage 2 has similar window again on north face; to principal quarters stage 3 are 2-light C15 traceried windows in hollow moulded recesses. Inside, chancel mostly Cl9; cusped rere-arches to windows, cinquefoil cusped piscina, and almost triangular headed long squint into tower; narrow C13 chancel and transept arches with simple chamfered pointed arches, jamb shafts with turned bases and capitals; with added segmental arched opening to south. Now mostly C19; octagonal-panelled pulpit with door and heavy cornice, early C17; C13 stone font on C19 base, a plain octagonal bowl with moulded underside and plain shaft to moulded plinth; fragment of C17-panelling in rear dado; over chancel arch a painting of King David with harp. Earliest recorded rector 1309.

Listing NGR: ST5397031708

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National Grid Reference: ST5397031708


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