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Church of St Margaret

A Grade I Listed Building in Hinton Blewett, Bath and North East Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3104 / 51°18'37"N

Longitude: -2.5834 / 2°35'0"W

OS Eastings: 359429

OS Northings: 156972

OS Grid: ST594569

Mapcode National: GBR JR.XLVZ

Mapcode Global: VH89F.5BL8

Plus Code: 9C3V8C68+5J

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 15 January 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1136547

English Heritage Legacy ID: 32823

Location: Hinton Blewett, Bath and North East Somerset, BS39

County: Bath and North East Somerset

Civil Parish: Hinton Blewett

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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5/83 Church of St. Margaret


Anglican parish church. C13 with C15 west tower rebuilt in 1780s, 1553 north
aisle and 1928 restoration. Squared and coursed rubble to nave, chancel and
south porch, random rubble to tower with ashlar dressings to parapet; stone
dressings, quoins, copings, lead roof to nave, slates to chancel. Nave, chancel,
west tower, north aisle, south porch. Nave south wall has two 3 cusped light
Perpendicular windows with flat hoodmoulds. Chancel south wall has a 2-light
Perpendicular window with flat hoodmould, a pointed arched doorway with hoodmould
and C20 plank door and a 3 ogee-headed-light Perpendicular window with hoodmould.
Coat of arms of Simon Seward (Rector 1514-1559) over doorway. Pointed headed
Perpendicular east window with hoodmould and next to this an early C17 wall
monument with pulvinated frieze. Tower of 2 stages with diagonal buttresses,
polygonal north east corner embattled stair turret and pierced quatrefoil parapet
with corner crocketted pinnacles. West facade has a complexly moulded pointed
arched doorway with hoodmould and C20 plank door. Above this a 3-light chamfered
mullioned window with flat hoodmould under flush relieving arch. Moulded
stringcourses to 1st and 2nd stages, 2 chamfered light bell openings with dense
quatrefoil piercing under hoodmoulds. North aisle has 6 Perpendicular windows of
3 cusped lights with quatrefoils above under flat hoodmoulds. Gabled south porch
with 2-leaf C18 plank gates, stone benches to either wall, richly moulded C13
pointed headed doorway with hoodmould and face stops and a pointed headed water
stoup to right hand. Interior. Nave has unusual 4-bay 1553 arcade giving onto
north aisle with hollow chamfered arches, necked capitals and piers of clustered
shafts, quadrangular on plan. Triple chamfered tower arch, embattled wooden wall
plate and C15 waggon roof with carved bosses. Rood loft stairway behind pulpit
on south wall. Hollow chamfered chancel arch with dying imposts, combined
trefoil headed aumbry and piscina on chancel south wall, C19 open rafter roof.
North aisle has stone bench along north wall and coved plank roof on moulded
transverse beams. Fittings. Nave has Norman font: waterleaf base to pillar,
nebule frieze to cushion capital bowl; C15 benches with traceried ends and some
fronts, 1638 pulpit and tester. Chancel has early C20 stained glass memorial
east window. Further stained glass in north aisle east window.
(Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5943256971

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