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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: 1178326



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Westbury

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Nov-1966

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 268167

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9/154 Church of St Lawrence 22.11.66


Anglican Parish Church. C12, C13, C15; restored 1887 with rebuilt tower. Coursed and squared rubble and some ashlar, freestone dressings, coped verges, cruciform finials, tile and lead sheeting roofs. Nave, chancel, south aisle, south transept, south porch, north organ chamber with vestry, west tower. Perpendicular. Severe unbuttressed 2-stage tower, 2-light bell-chamber windows, polygonal stair turret, clock; embattled parapet with corner pinnacles, may be re-used from earlier tower; west door opening incorporating earlier material. Three bay nave; blocked Norman north doorway, very plain and not in its original state, detached polygonal shafts, cushion caps; 2 and 3-light windows. Three bay aisle, buttresses, pierced parapet with trefoils in triangles, pinnacles, gargoyle; 3-light windows with elaborate tracery, labels. Transept contiguous in a conforming style. Two-storeyed porch with a former upper chamber, diagonal buttresses, pierced parapet, niche for former statue, now missing, moulded inner and outer door openings; inside benched on tile floor, stoup, niche with canopy for former statue, now missing. Short single bay chancel, 2-light Perpendicular window to south side, lancet to north side, late C13 east window of 2 lights with encircled quatrefoil in plate tracery, foiled rere-arch. Plastered interior on tile and encaustic tile floors. Roofs appear all C19 on C13/C15 corbels carved as heads, wall shafts to outer wall of the aisle; some corbels may have been restored C19. Late Norman tower arch of one order of columns, trumpet caps, one step arch. Three bay arcade to aisle, piers of 4 hollows moulding; similar the arches to transept and chancel; C19 arch to organ chamber. C13 octagonal font. C13 piscina to chancel. Perpendicular stone pulpit. Jacobean chest and chair. Late C19 pews, choir stalls, altar rails, brass lectern, very large neo-Decorated reredos and organ. Earliest monument to George Rodnei (sic), obit 1587, forming a reredos to transept, inscription plate in 4-centred arch, columns, entablature, no effigy. Wall monument dated 1615 behind organ; C17 slab to floor; good pedimented wall monument to nave inscribed; "J Tuckey Wedmore Fecit 1779". Five principal C19 wall monuments by Bath and Bristol firms. Late C19 stained glass to east window. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4996048704

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 49960 48704


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