History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Church of Saint Bartholomew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Yeovilton, Somerset

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.0047 / 51°0'16"N

Longitude: -2.6473 / 2°38'50"W

OS Eastings: 354680

OS Northings: 123013

OS Grid: ST546230

Mapcode National: GBR MN.JWNM

Mapcode Global: FRA 56BG.BH2

Plus Code: 9C3V2933+V3

Entry Name: Church of Saint Bartholomew

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1056787

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262788

Location: Yeovilton, South Somerset, Somerset, BA22

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Yeovilton

Built-Up Area: Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Church building

Find accommodation in



3/172 Church of Saint Bartholomew



Church. Circa 1300, severly restored in 1872. Local lias stone cut
squared and coursed, with Ham stone dressings; plain clay tiles with
bands of fish scale tiles between coped gables. 2-cell church, with
2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave with added South-chapel, North porch and
West tower. Chancel has 3-cusped light East window with C14 tracery,
with 2-light ogee-head traceried windows to sides; angled corner
buttresses with offsets, bay buttresses to full height; narrow door
between windows on South side, now blockedi remains of small figure in
trefoiled niche over East window. Nave has 2-light pointed arch
Perpendicular windows, much restored on South side. South chapel seems
mostly of C19 although remains of a Norman doorway arch used as a band
course under South window. South porch may be mostly C14 work, with
small 2-light opening with trefoil rere-arch in East wall, and sexfoil
window on West side, plain doorway arches. Tower rather heavy, in 3
stages of plain detail and square proportions. West door in moulded
almost semi-circular headed arch in a flat headed recess, the spandrils
foliated, door possibly C16, with sanctuary handle; Above a 3-light
window, evidently C19 restoration; on North side a statue recess
possibly of late C15, much eroded; very small rectangular windows in
North and South walls, stage 2, then almost triangular headed 2-light
C15 traceried windows to each face of stage 3. Plinth, string courses
each stage, and low slightly crenellated parapet, centre gargoyles and
corner pinnacles. Octagonal stair turret in South-west corner. Interior
locked and not accessible - said to contain a C14 piscina in the chancel
with an ogee arch, resting on a bust corbel; double-chamfered chancel
and tower arches dying into imposts, a nave wagon-roof with bosses;
statue bracket on South wall of the nave, and rere-arches to windows of
nave and chancel of late C13/early C14. The money to build the tower
bequeathed by a Rector in 1486. (Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of
England - South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5468023013

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.