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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: 1262914



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Feb-1949

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433731

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8/51 Church of St. Andrew



Parish Church. C14, C15, C19. Coursed and squared rubble, lead and slate roofs, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave with a South porch and a South chapel, West tower, North aisle, chancel with a vestry. Mainly Perpendicular. South chapel c1315 when church 'funditur', 2-light South window, each light with a cinquefoiled head, below it 2 cinquefoiled tomb recesses, effigies removed. Also early C14 the South doorway and door, the latter reused on the porch; adjacent the doorway a contemporary stoup with a finial. Late C14 tower with set-back buttresses, battlements, topping stair turret, 2-light bell chamber windows; 4-light West window; contemporary the tower arch with wave mouldings; that to South chapel similar. The nave of late C14/early C15 much remodelled, 3 bays, 3-light windows; 5 bay North aisle all of 1838, galleried, in a Perpendicular style, parapet with battlements. Chancel arch also rebuilt 1838; chancel remodelled 1878; 2-light windows, 3-light East window. Salient interior feature the remains of the Whitehall Altar; commissioned 1686 by James II from Grinling Gibbons and Quellin for the chapel of Whitehall Palace. Removed to Westminster Abbey c1710, and to Burnham c1820; dismembered late C19 to form a reredos; 3 cherubs removed to North aisle, the large flanking angels on pedestals now under the tower. Furniture includes a much remodelled Jacobean pulpit; branch of 1773, C19 pews, choir stalls, font and altar rail; organ of 1885 by Vowles of Bristol. Tablet of 1598 under the tower to Austin Bord; 5 further C19 wall monuments, the most elaborate to Reed family in the nave. Lean- to roof to North aisle; barrel roof to nave; arch-braced roof to chancel. Some remains of medieval glass to South-West window of nave; remainder of stained glass C19. Remains of a pre-reformation altar stone to the South chapel, roused in the C19 as a grave stone. Three painted plaques to the vestry commemorating local charities of the C17/C18. Jacobean communion table, Jacobean chair. C18 painting of Christ to North aisle. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3043749409

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: ST 30438 49408


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