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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: 1295876



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Mells

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266724

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10/24 Church of St Andrew



Parish Church. Predominantly late C15, tower of mid C16, mid C19 restoration. Doulting ashlar; low pitched lead roofs. Clerestoried nave with north and south aisles, continuing as chapels clasping the chancel; south porch and vestry, both of 2-storeys; west tower. Gabled and embattled Perpendicular. 4-stage tower has set back buttresses connected across the angle terminating in detached pinnacles at the third stage; the diagonals in turn become pinnacles finishing just under the main corner pinnacles. C19 five light reticulated west window; above blind tracery of 3-lights, identical bell openings with quatrefoil interlace overlying. Buttressed porch with ogee gable and pinnacles, polygonal vestry of 1485 has plain 2-light openings and ares of Garland, its benefactor. Remainder of windows of 3-lights, C19 reticulated east window. Scraped interior on elaborate tile floors; fan vault to tower and porch, restored roofs of C19, except a lean-to in north chapel of C15 springing from angelic corbels. Arcaded nave of 4-bays, 4 have mouldings which are repeated on all other arches. Important furniture, particularly to Horner family in the north chapeli equine memorial by Munnings of 1920 on Lutyens base to Frances Horner; further tablets and a chest tomb of C17, C18 and C19 as well as east window of 1930 by Charles Nicholson. Gesso plaque of 1886 by Burne-Jones to Laura Lyttleton under tower; opposite cut lettering by Gill of 1916 to Raymond Asquith, above bronze wreath again by Lutyens. west end of south aisle has brass plaque of 1826 to Fussell family by Gingell of Bath; adjacent framed tapestry after Burne-Jones by Lady Horner. Further lesser memorials particularly in South chapel which also has a piscina. Benches of mid C19 though some Jacobean examples remain, others reused as panelling; chest of 1640; reading desk of C19 in Italian style; 3 brass chandaliers, largest to chancel dated 1721; Norman tub font. Mostly Cl9 stained glass; west window by Hudson, east window by Hardman, though retains of earlier work in north aisle and vestry. Tower has clock of C17 and peal of 8 bells, earliest of 1717; sanctus to chancel roof.

Listing NGR: ST7279249288

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National Grid Reference: ST 72790 49280


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