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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: 1295880



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

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Elm

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: 267098

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6/152 Church of St Mary Magdalene



Parish church. Nave and chancel C12, early C13 West tower and North transept, the latter rebuilt. Further work of early and late C19. Random rubble, slate roofed, coped verges. Tower with a saddleback roof of 3 stages, low corner buttresses, lancets to top stage; West door in elaborate surround, depressed pointed arch recessed in 2 orders, the label containing fine ornamental dog tooth; directly above a lancet sumounted by a quatrefoil. Two-bay nave, C19 two light openings in a Decorated style, C13 cusped heads to inner arches, large semi-circular headed opening in a plain stone surround with cast iron glazing bars to North side. Single bay chancel, 3-light square headed Perpendicular window to South side, single lancet to North side; East window of 3-lights, a C19 replacement. Interior Predominantly of C19 under ribbed and vaulted plaster ceilings, early C19 gallery to West end entered through a separate door. Jacobean oak pews with turned finials to nave, further C19 pews in a similar style to North transcept; C17 pulpit, probably removed from a 3 decker. Two wall monuments, one in Gothick style of early C19, the other 1832 by Chapman of Frome. Late C17 coffin stool and chair. (SANHS, Vol 57 i; Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958; Robin Athill, Mendip, A New Study, 1976).

Listing NGR: ST7464049334

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Athill, R, Mendip A New Study, (1976)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)
'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society' in Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, (1911)

National Grid Reference: ST 74638 49325


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