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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: 1303002



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


District: North Somerset

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Kewstoke

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Feb-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 33298

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3/2 Parish Church of St. Paul 9.2.61

- I

Parish Church. C12, C13, C15 late C19 restoration including chancel rebuilding, C20 vestry. Rubble, part rough rendered, freestone dressings, nave roof is leaded, chancel has concrete tiles. West tower, nave south porch, south chapel, chancel and vestry. Tower, two stages, rendered, diagonal buttresses with set- backs rise through parapet as corner pinnacles. Polygonal stair turret at south east corner rises to pyramidal cap. First stage has two 2-light perpendicular west window under plain drip mould. Similar but smaller window with carved stops to south. Second stage has one 2-light perpendicular window under drip mould with carved stops per side; all louvres except west which is blank. Quatrefoil pierced parapet, gargoyles at corner. Nave, 3 bays with clerestorey but no aisles. North elevation is rendered, 3 windows; 2 below are 2-light with curvilinear tracery, the third is plain square-headed 2-light under drip mould; there is a plain door in a cusped arched opening. Clerestorey to north and south has three 2-light perpendicular windows under plain parapet. South porch and adjoining south chapel, single storey; porch has heavily moulded doorway and parapet as tower which strangely abuts the mullion of a clerestorey window; chapel has a 3-light lancet window and battlemented parapet. Within porch is C12 south doorway, spiral fluted shafts with scalloped capitols in plain rebates under impost; inner arch has a double zigzag, the outer has a crenellated frieze under billets and zigzags. Door from porch to chapel has a small mutilated single lancet over. Chancel, rebuilt in 1886 with very steep pitch which brings chancel arch within the building, has two 2-light decorated east window and a small quatrefoil window above; to south are 2 plain 2-light perpendicular windows with priest's door between (now shorn of its porch). Vestry added in 1907 has steep pitch and a large 3-light north window. Interior has strongly moulded chancel and tower arches and cusped rear-arches to 2 ground floor north windows. Rood stair has a steep ogee curved doorway under a drip mould surmounted by a grotesque head corbel and a plain door above. Timber rood screen of 1938 does not sit on corbel. There is a similar screen in the rebated and chamfered arch to south chapel; 3-light lancet has heraldic glass painted by W.R. Eginton, c.1825. Fine perpendicular stone pulpit with paired decorated blank arches surmounted by ornate frieze. C14 circular font of pier and capital form. Oak plank south door. Large churchwardens arms of 1831 painted by T. Penny of Bristol. Sources: Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol. Rev. J.H.H. Doorbar, Kewstoke Church,and Village Guide (undated).

Listing NGR: ST3349663383

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doorbar, Reverend J H H, Kewstoke Church and Village Guide
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 33495 63380


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