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Latitude: 50.9271 / 50°55'37"N
Longitude: -2.8165 / 2°48'59"W
OS Eastings: 342714
OS Northings: 114498
OS Grid: ST427144
Mapcode National: GBR MF.PVN2
Mapcode Global: FRA 46ZN.JKS
Entry Name: Church of All Saints
Listing Date: 4 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1056994
English Heritage Legacy ID: 264136
Location: Lopen, South Somerset, Somerset, TA13
District: South Somerset
Civil Parish: Lopen
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Lopen
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
LOPEN CP CHURCH STREET (South side)
8/54 Church of All Saints
Anglican parish church. C12 or C13 origins. Mostly C14 and C15; north transept added 1833, remainder substantially
rebuilt between 1874 and 1886. Ham stone, mostly cut and squared but with some coursed rubble, ashlar dressings; Welsh
slate roofs with stone slate base courses between coped gables. Three-cell plan of 2-bay chancel, 3-bay nave and north
transept, with south porch and western bell turret. Chancel has chamfered plinth, angled corner buttresses; 2-light
east window of c1300, without label; 2 lancets on south side and one on north, with slight projection in north-west
corner for rood stair having small rectangular light. Nave has offset corner buttresses, one early C19 3-light 'Y'
traceried window each side, under curlstop labels; south side also has small pointed-segmental-arched lancet to west of
porch; west wall has a mid-C19 2-light traceried window without label, with short buttress under, above which is a
simple C19 bell turret with 2 small bells. South porch plain, no buttress, simple chamfered outer arch with early C19
timber gate topped with spikes, very simple pointed inner arch; stone bench seats, and in east wall the headstone of a
C12 window with incised radial lines. North transept has 3-light 'Y'-traceried windows to match nave, one in each wall
with pointed-arched doorway under curl-stop label in north gable, and on west side a former gallery doorway set tight
under eaves, with flight of 10 stone steps having wrought iron handrail. Interior has work of all periods; chancel has
segmental-arched ribbed vaulted ceiling of C17 or C18; two blanked-off statue niches with plain 4-centre-arched heads
in east wall; doorway to former rood loft stair in north wall, and plain chamfered almost triangular chancel arch. Nave
has segmental barrel-vault ceiling without ribs, and walls unplastered below cill level; late C18/early C19 gallery at
west end, carrying organ installed after 1945. North transept has full-width quasi-4-centred arch, and barrel vault
ceiling without ribs of same profile; the gallery removed in l958. Fittings include C18 communion rail and two C17
chancel chairs; plain octagonal font on octagonal base, possibly C13, and a chancel screen of 1957 by A.F. Erridge.
Memorials include an incised and painted lias stone slab to George Sampson, died 1724, set behind pulpit, and 2 early
C19 memorials to members of the Templeman family. Chancel windows of 1868 and 1897, the latter of good quality. (VCH,
Vol III, l974; Hopper S, Lopen and its Church, Petherton Press, 1975).
Listing NGR: ST4271414498
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