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Church Of St Mary Magdalene

Hob Uid: 36697
Location :
Somerset
West Somerset
Winsford
Grid Ref : SS9046134986
Summary : St Mary Magdalene's Church, Winsford is also known as St Peters. Some Norman work, 13th century chancel, Perpendicular nave, aisles added and tower circa 1450, restored 1858 when west end gallery removed and 1813 screen destroyed, restored 1890-1, church reseated and nave and aisles roofs renewed by JD Sedding. Roughcast nave, tower coursed lias rubble, slate roofs, nave and aisles beneath one roof, coped verges. West tower, 4-bay nave and north and south aisles, south porch. It also contains a Norman font.
More information : [SS 90473498] St Mary Magdalene's Church (NR) (1)

The church of St Peter (the dedication of which is sometimes given as
St Mary Magdalene, but the evidence of wills proves it to be St.
Peter) consists of chancel, wide and lofty nave with narrow aisles,
south porch and west tower. The Norman font-basin indicates a church
here at least as early as the 12th c. The fabric consists of 13th -
16th c. work with restorations in 1890-1. (2)

The Vicar confirmed that the church is known as St Mary Magdalene's.
It is in normal use. (3)

16/1 Church of St Mary Magdalene (or, as sometimes given, St Peter
the Apostle). Listed Grade B.
Mainly C.14/C.15. Perpendicular but retains C.13 single lancet each
side of chancel S. doorway. Consists of wide and lofty nave with
narrow aisles, chancel S. porch, W. tower. Nave and aisles under one
roof externally but with separate wagon roofs internally. Three-stageembattled tower, octagonal stair turret, setback angle buttresses,
single Perpendicular bell-camber windows. Norman font bowl, Jacobean
pulpit and alter rails, painted Royal Arms of James I dated 1609.
Church restored by J. D. Sedding in 1890-91. (4)

Additional reference. (5).

SS93SW WINSFORD CP THE STEEP (West side)
WINSFORD VILLAGE
19/148
6.4.59 Church of St Mary Magdalene

I

Parish church. Some Norman work, C13 chancel, Perpendicular nave,
aisles added and tower c1450, restored 1850, restored 1858 when
west end gallery removed and 1813 screen destroyed, restored 1890-1,
church reseated and nave and aisles roofs renewed by J D Sedding.
Roughcast nave, tower coursed lias rubble, slate roofs, nave and
aisles beneath one roof, coped verges. West tower, 4-bay nave and
north and south aisles, south aisles, south porch. Crenellated
3-stage tower, set back buttresses, string courses, crenellated northeast stair turret, 2-light louvred bell openings, 2 x 4 light west
window, moulded surround to C19 west door; 2 and 3-light right of
single storey gabled porch, unbuttressed, moulded arched opening,
round arched inner doorway (possibly reset Norman work), Perpendicularstatue niche above, open wagon roof with bosses, C13 iron work to
early medieval door; 3-light east window to aisle, two 2-light trefoilheaded mullioned windows forming clearstorey in chancel arch wall,
lancet and 2-light window flanking priest's door, 2 x 3 light east
window, 3-light cinquefoil headed mullioned window and lancet, rood
stair projection in angle with north aisle, 3-light east window, one
3-light and two 2-light windows with grotesque terminals to
hoodmoulds, stepped buttress to right of blocked, moulded 4-centred
arch doorway, west end 2-light window and external chimney stack.
Interior: rendered. Four bay standard Perpendicular arcade, moulded
tower arch with partially dressed corbels. Renewed open wagon roofs,
chancel roof restored with original bosses and wallplate. Doorway to
rood stair with loft opening above in north east corner of chancel
arch wall. Norman font with arcade of twisted columns and frieze of
saltire crosses above. Jacobean pulpit. Pointed panel of the Royal
Coat of Arms of James I dated 1609, said to be one of only 4 extant.
C 18 turned baluster altar rails. Piece of C14 stained glass
depicting the Virgin in East window. Chest tomb without effigy let
into north wall of chancel. Some C18 slate wall tablets. It is very
rare in the West Country to find the nave wall lit this way at the
chancel end. Formerly known as the Church of St Peter the Apostle.
(Photograph in NMR). (6)


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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1904
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Somer Churches Near Dulverton 1928 23-27 (F C Ecles)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 11-AUG-63
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Dulverton RD Somer Sept 1955 22
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Source Number : 5
Source : South and west Somerset
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE(HHR) West Somer Dist (Exford et al) Somer 2.1.86 79
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Churches & Chapels of Exmoor 1974 (Allen)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Norman
Monument End Date : 1170
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Parish Church, Font
Evidence : Extant Building, Structure
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Altered ca 1450
Monument End Date : 1450
Monument Start Date : 1450
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored 1858
Monument End Date : 1858
Monument Start Date : 1858
Monument Type : Parish Church
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restroed 1890-91
Monument End Date : 1891
Monument Start Date : 1890
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 : 34210
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 265562
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Unified Designation System UID
External Cross Reference Number : 1174169
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SS 93 SW 1
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SS 93 SW 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-08-11
End Date : 1963-08-11