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Church Of St Martin Of Tours

Hob Uid: 188416
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Elworthy
Grid Ref : ST0828834962
Summary : Parish church, now redundant. 13th century tower, porch and nave roof late 15th century, chancel rebuilt 1695 and again in 1846 when nave restored and organ chamber added, church declared redundant 1979. Red sandstone random rubble, Ham stone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges. West tower, 3 bay nave, South organ chamber, chancel and rood loft stair projection.
More information : [ST 0829 3496] St. Martin's Church (NAT). (1)

St. Martin's, Elworthy, a small church with low unbuttressed W.
tower with battlements. Probably 13th c. (2)

In normal use. (3)

ST03SE ELWORTHY CP

8/4 Church of St Martin

22.5.69

GV II*

Parish church, now redundant. C13 tower, porch and nave roof
late C15, chancel rebuilt 1695 and again in 1846 when nave
restored and organ chamber added, church declared redundant
1979. Red sandstone random rubble, Ham stone dressings, slate
roofs, coped verges. West tower, 3 bay nave, South organ
chamber, chancel and rood loft stair projection. Lower 2-stage
crenellated tower, unbuttressed, 2 square bell openings,
lancet, entrance at first floor level by flight of steps on
South side, wooden chamfered 4 centred arch doorcase with
renewed studded plank door. Buttressed, single storey, gabled
porch, moulded arched entrance, split at apex and subsiding,
chamfered arched inner doorway, C19 door; lancet to right in
nave, south front two 2-light windows, another 2-light to organ
chamber projection, 3-light East window, chancel with diagonal
buttresses, rood loft stair projection at junction with nave
North face, 2-light window to left or porch. Interior:
rendered. C19 pointed chancel arch, similar to organ chamber,
unmoulded round tower arch. C19 barrel vault to chancel, late
C15 ribbed plaster barrel vault to nave. Mid C17 alabaster
font, Jacobean pulpit, late C17 turned baluster altar rails and
table, some C17 stained glass in window, C19 screen
incorporating frieze: "O lord Prepare Our Arts to Praye Anno
1632" and some C17 tracery. C16 bent ends attached to choir
stalls. Slate tomb slab in nave to Mary Green died January
19th, 1718/19, (Photographs in NMR).

ST03SE ELWORTHY CP

8/5 Unidentified chest tomb, in churchyard 10 metres North of
Porch, Church of St Martin

GV II

Chest tomb. C18. Sandstone. Ledger topped, deeply moulded
cornice, moulded surrounds to panels, largely obscured at time
of survey (October 1983) by yew tree of which it now forms a
part. (4)

Additional Bibliography. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1904
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Bldgs of Eng: S & W Somer 1958. 166. (N. Pevsner)
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 12-MAY-65
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) W Somer Dist (Elworthy et al) Somer 21st Dec 1984 2-3
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH Somer 5 (Ed R W Dunning) 1985 72-3 (M C Siraut)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C13
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Altered 1695
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1695
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Rebuilt
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1846
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33583
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 264761
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 99/01508
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1057601
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 03 SE 6
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 03 SE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-05-12
End Date : 1965-05-12