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Church of St Ethel Dreda

A Grade II* Listed Building in West Quantoxhead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1704 / 51°10'13"N

Longitude: -3.2698 / 3°16'11"W

OS Eastings: 311323

OS Northings: 142006

OS Grid: ST113420

Mapcode National: GBR LT.6FH3

Mapcode Global: VH6GQ.8VR4

Plus Code: 9C3R5PCJ+53

Entry Name: Church of St Ethel Dreda

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Last Amended: 16 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175935

English Heritage Legacy ID: 265268

Location: West Quantoxhead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: West Quantoxhead

Built-Up Area: West Quantoxhead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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5/218 Church of St. Ethel Dreda
(previously listed as Etheldreda



Parish Church. 1854-6. Architect John Morton for Sir Peregrine Acland and his son-in-law Sir Alexander Acland-Hood.
Doulting stone, squared and coursed, Bath stone dressings, stone slates, coped verges, chamfered plinth. 4 bay nave,
chancel and vestry, North and South aisles, Jorthwest tower, South porch. Late C13 Geometrical style. 3 stale tower,
pierced parapet with initials and coats of arms of donors, angled buttresses, 2-light bell openings with quatrefoil
Somerset tracery, clock second stage under ogee hood mould, 2-light window below, deeply moulded West entrance to
tower, stair turret in North East corner with ashlar spirelet and weathervane. West front continued, gabled end of
nave 4-light window, gabled end of South aisle 3-light; South front 2-light window left and two 2-light right of gabled
and buttressed porch with 3 bay sedila-type arcades, double doors, decorative hinges; 3-light on East face of South
aisle, two single light traceried windows to chancel, 3-light East end, 2-light to vestry; forth front, two single
light tracered windows to vestry, three 2-light left between buttresses. All windows with hood moulds and carved
foliage and faces to stops. Particularly noteworthy pair of gargoyles at junction of charcel and South aisle
attributed to Farmer who did internal carving. Interior: arcades of Babbacombe marble piers, naturisticaily carved
capitals, angel corbels carrying deep-arch braced scissor truss roof, one tier of cusping in nave, 2 tiers in chancel,
aisles arch braced collar trusses with queen struts, Chancel tiled with coats of arms of doners. C12 font, good mid C19
brass lecturn. Unusually homogenous collection of average to good mid C19 fittings in contemporary interior
distinguished by some fine stone carving. The medieval church, from which the font comes, was reputedly rebuilt circa
1583 and demolished by the Aclands when St. Audries (qv) park extended and the village resited, (Photograph in NMR
VCH Somerset, Vol,S forthcoming; Pevsner, buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST1132342006

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