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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade II Listed Building in Stockland Bristol, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1867 / 51°11'12"N

Longitude: -3.0886 / 3°5'19"W

OS Eastings: 324013

OS Northings: 143620

OS Grid: ST240436

Mapcode National: GBR M1.5KBJ

Mapcode Global: VH7D8.FF0L

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059049

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268933

Location: Stockland Bristol, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Stockland Bristol

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text



3/83 Church of St Mary Magdalene



Parish church. 1865 from documents; on the site of an earlier parish church; for Daniel family of Stockland Manor (qv);
by Arthur of Plymouth. Coursed and squared blue lias rubble, Bath Stone dressings, tile roofs with bracketted eaves,
copings with cruciform finials. Decorated style with much buttressing; nave with a north aisle and South porch, West
tower, chancel with a heated north vestry and a South chapel. Three stage tower, diagonal buttresses to first and
second stages, parapet pierced with quatrefoils, stair turret, 2-light bell chamber openings with louvresi 3-light West
window, West door, carved heads stops. Three bay nave, 2-light windows; single bay chancel, 2-light window and a
lancet, 3-light West window; 3-light South window to short South chapel. Plain interior, plastered walls, tile floors
wagon roofs to nave and chancel, that to nave unceiled; scissor braced roof to north aisle. Arcade on octagonal piers.
Both the octagonal font and the chancel screen are C15, reused from the earlier church; the latter restored and
installed by F Bligh Bond c1920 as a memorial to the fallen of the Great War. Remainder of fittings of 1865; notable
the stone pulpit with 10 detached Purbeck shafts, similarly the reredos. Much C19 stained glass, that to chancel by
Clayton and Bell. Two resited C17 tablets to South chapel, 2 C19 tablets. Bells of 1865. Well balanced and precise copy
of a Decorated building. Thomas Daniel was the rector. (Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West Somerset,

Listing NGR: ST2401343620

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