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Church of St Mary

Hob Uid: 36630
Location :
Somerset
Somerset West and Taunton
Luxborough
Grid Ref : SS9737038010
Summary : Parish church with a chancel dating to the 13th century. It was altered in the 15th century. The north aisle was added in 1861 and the nave rebuilt and upper stages of the tower added. The church was restored in 1969 and 1973-4.
More information : (SS 97373801) St Mary's Church upper and lower (NAT). (1)

The west tower and two-light west window are of the early 14th
century. (2)

The church is in normal use. (3)

Parish church. C13 chancel, C15 altered and lower stages of tower
erected, 1861 north aisle added, nave largely rebuilt and upper stagesof tower added, 1890 south porch, 1969 and 1973-4 church restored.
Roughcast with exposed flat bedded slate tower and porch, Ham stone
dressings, slate roofs, coped verges. Four-bay nave, chancel, 4-bay
north aisle, south porch, west tower. Three stage saddle-back tower
aligned east-west, diagonal buttresses west end to second stage,
2-light louvred bell openings west end, string course, cross loop
openings on returns, 2-light louvred bell openings below, 2-light
window above pointed arch west door, C19 door; gabled south porch,
chamfered pointed arch opening, C19 double doors, lit on returns,
double inner door unmoulded, two 3-light windows to nave, large
irregular buttresses at junction with chancel, lancets flanking
priest's door with stepped buttress to left, 3-light east window, 2
lancets north front of chancel, two 3-light windows to north front of
chancel, two 3-light windows to north aisle. Interior: rendered
tower exposed random rubble, chamfered chancel arch, pointed tower
arch: C19 open wagon roofs. Four bay arcade of chamfered arches,
outer bays springing from plain responds. C15 octagonal font. East
window dedicated to Lt Lethbridge, died 1899. Mid-late C19 fittings.
(Photoghraph in NMR; Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West
Somerset, 1958). (4)

Chest tomb. Late C15-early C16. Local stone squared and coursed,
flat topped monolithic slab, steeply chamfered cornice. Slab split
diagonally in two and weatherworn. Inset panel at east end with
shield bearing unidentified coat of arms. Partially sunk. Forms a
pair with similar unidentified chest tomb (qv) to south. Rare
survival of an early chest tomb.

Chest tomb. Late C15-early C16. Local stone, squared and coursed.
Monolithic slab with steeply chamfered cornice, tomb sunk almost to
cornice, inset panel with heraldic device at east end, strongly carvedwith illegible description visible, appears to be in good condition
below the soil. Forms a pair with similar tomb to north. Rare
survival of an early tomb. (4)

Additional bibliography. (5,6)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source : South and west Somerset
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 25-AUG-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 (Carhampton et al) Somer 5 June 1985 40-1
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist & Ants of the Co of Somer 2 1791 26 (J Collinson)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somer A&NHS Par.Surv./Somer 2:Luxboro'1978 23 151(E F Williams)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C13
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : altered C15
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : additions
Monument End Date : 1861
Monument Start Date : 1861
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : restored
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1969
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : restored
Monument End Date : 1974
Monument Start Date : 1973
Monument Type : Church
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : 33724
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 265357
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 NE 13
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 NE 13
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-08-25
End Date : 1965-08-25