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Parish Church of West Bradley

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Bradley, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1294 / 51°7'45"N

Longitude: -2.6332 / 2°37'59"W

OS Eastings: 355786

OS Northings: 136874

OS Grid: ST557368

Mapcode National: GBR MP.90PJ

Mapcode Global: VH8B5.9WS1

Entry Name: Parish Church of West Bradley

Listing Date: 2 June 1961

Last Amended: 17 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1058795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267672

Location: West Bradley, Mendip, Somerset, BA6

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: West Bradley

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 11/01/2016


Parish Church of West Bradley

(Formerly listed as Church of St Andrew, previously listed as Parish Church)


Anglican Parish Church. Predominantly C14/C15, much C19 restoration, particularly the chancel. Coursed and squared lias
rubble, slate and asbestos slate roofs, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave, chancel with an organ loft to north,
south porch, west tower; Perpendicular. Unbuttressed 2-stage tower, with a moulded string at its base; 2-light bell
chamber windows, embattled parapet, pyramid roof with a cruciform finial; 2-light west window, west door, shallow stair
turret to north side, single narrow window. Two bay nave, an ashlar parapet to the north and south sides with a moulded
coping; 2-light traceried windows, some tracery renewed. Buttressed porch, elaborately moulded surround to the outer
door opening, adjacent a plain stoup, paired C19 inner doors with surface tracery; blocked north doorway. Two bay
chancel, much rebuilt with 2-light square headed windows, priest's door; shallow stair turret to a former rood loft on
its north side, lancet with a foiled head. Plastered interior on flag stone and encaustic tile floor; walls scraped
under tower which has a star-vault; nave with a king post and tie beam roof; unceiled wagon roof to chancel. Single
shafted tower arch; typical Perpendicular moulding to the chancel arch. Norman tub font under tower; semi-circular
headed piscina, adjacent a C13 moulded corbel; tablet to Danil Avery of 1530 in nave; further tablet of 1812 by T King
to chancel. Plain C19 pews, choir stalls and pulpit

(Pevsner N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5578636874

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