CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1236512
Date first listed:
17-Apr-1959
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE, CHURCH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE, CHURCH STREET

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

County:
Somerset
District:
South Somerset (District Authority)
Parish:
Drayton
National Grid Reference:
ST4051724774

Details

ST4024 DRAYTON CP CHURCH STREET (North side)

7/16 Church of St. Catherine

17.4.59

GV I

Anglican parish church. C15, restored 1855 by Maurice Davis of Langport and 1896. Coursed and squared lias rubble, Hamstone dressings, slate and lead-sheeting roofs, coped verges, finials. Perpendicular. Nave, chancel, north aisle, north vestry, south porch, west tower. Two stage tower, small diagonal buttresses to bottom stage, embattled parapet, stair-turret, gargoyles, openwork iron spirelet with weathercock, 2-light bell-chamber windows with stone quatrefoil grilles, embattled parapet, stair-turret, gargoyles, openwork iron spirelet with scrolly iron ties, 3-light west window, pointed-arch west doorway, moulded surround, plank door with iron strap hinges. Four bay nave, 3-light windows, slender buttresses; gabled porch with a moulded outer doorway, simple chamfered inner doorway, carved heads as label stops, plank door with scrolly iron hinges. Embattled 4-bay north aisle, 3-light Perpendicular windows except west window which has reticulated tracery under a depressed-arch head, c1350, buttresses ashlar stack. Simple late C19 vestry, chancel with 2-light windows, deep 4- light traceried window to east end, Priest's door to the south. Interior plastered on flagstone floors. Unceiled wagon roof to nave, (C17?), lean-to roof to aisle incorporating early work, ceiled wagon roof to chancel. Panelled chancel arch, in its imposts 2 niches facing each other. Moulded tower arch. Four bay arcade to aisle, piers of 4-hollows section. Norman tub font. Piscina. Aumbrey to aisle. Pair of coffin stools dated 1739. Jacobean altar table. C18 wrought-iron parclose screen. C19 pine pews, and carved wooden pulpit. Early C20 work including tower screen; choir stalls and readers by Martin Travers. C18 strong box. C18 wall monument, 2 principal C19 wall monuments. Four mid/late C19 stained glass windows, 2 fine C20 windows.

Listing NGR: ST4051724774

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
264336
Legacy System:
LBS

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: 23 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/09768/12
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