CHURCH OF ST ANDREW

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1207013
Date first listed:
28-Oct-1976
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, WELLINGTON SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, WELLINGTON SQUARE

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

County:
Somerset
District:
West Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Minehead
National Grid Reference:
SS 96780 46148

Details

MINEHEAD

SS9646 WELLINGTON SQUARE 900-1/3/112 (South side) 28/10/76 Church of St Andrew

GV II*

Church. 1877-1880, by GE Street. Red sandstone with freestone dressings and concrete tile roof. Aisled plan with chancel, north porch and vestry. Free Gothic Revival style. EXTERIOR: Diagonal offset buttresses to corners of the nave. The east gable end has 5-light window with reticulated tracery. The north side has a 2-light window to the left of a 3-storey projecting gabled vestry with a stack to the left and a bellcote with 2 trefoil-headed openings, corbelled out above the north aisle which has 3 Decorated-style 2-light windows with small clerestory lancet windows above. A projecting gabled porch to the right has a pointed arch with finial over planked doors with decorative strap hinges. The west end has a rose window to the apex over 2 tall 2-light Decorated-style windows flanking a central buttress. Similar south aisle. INTERIOR: the 3-bay nave has octagonal piers without capitals, the arches dying into them; the intrados is smooth, the back and front is corbelled out. Hammer-beam roof to the nave, curved braces to the chancel, and exposed rafters to the aisles. Polychromatic floor tiles, those to the chancel are elaborate. The fine 1889 medieval-style stained glass east window, dedicated to Henry Luttrell, is by Kempe. FITTINGS: the wrought-iron and brass lectern, in Art Nouveau style, is dated 1903; the communion rail has fine wrought-iron supports; Gothic stone pulpit and font; original pine pews with shaped ends. HISTORY: the church was erected and endowed at the cost of Charlotte Ann, wife of the Rev AH Fownes Luttrell (vicar 1832-99) to whom the east window of 1888 is a memorial. The tower, planned to stand at the south-west (ritual east) end was not built. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset: London: 1958-: 241).

Listing NGR: SS9678046148

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
391269
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958), 241

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Oct 1999
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