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Church of St David

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barton St David, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0828 / 51°4'58"N

Longitude: -2.6585 / 2°39'30"W

OS Eastings: 353970

OS Northings: 131708

OS Grid: ST539317

Mapcode National: GBR MN.D094

Mapcode Global: FRA 56B8.63C

Entry Name: Church of St David

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 262807

Location: Barton St. David, South Somerset, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Barton St. David

Built-Up Area: Barton St David

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


2/2 Church of St David



Parish Church. C12 to C15, with major C19 restoration. Local lias stone cut and squared, with Doulting stone dressings;
plain clay tiled roofs between coped gables, with stone slates to north porch. Cruciform plan chancel 2 bays, nave
3-bays, trancepts one bay each, with added north porch and octagonal north east tower. Chancel mostly C19, 2-bays;
paired offset corner buttresses with small buttress under east window, which is 3-light C14 traceried without label; in
north wall small cinquefoil cusped lancet; to south double chamfered pointed arched doorway east of another cusped
lancet. South transept rebuilt 1894; plinth, double corner buttresses; only a chimney to east; south window matches
chancel east window. Nave has similar buttresses, with a 2-light and a 3-light elliptical arched, flat head windows
without labels, in south wall, also remains of blocked segmental arched doorway; 4-light west window with C19 tracery
of late C14 style; no windows north, north porch possibly C18; plain segmental outer arch; inner doorway C13 with
single jamb shafts and open semi-cirular arch with chevron and lozengo decoration, door at least C18. north transept
has 3-light ovolo mould mullioned window with flat head and label. Tower octagonal, in three stages, probably C15;
rendered with string courses, corner gargoyles, battlemented parapets; bottom stage has cinquefoil cusped-light in
hollow moulded recess north face and hollow moulded pointed arched doorway to east; stage 2 has similar window again on
north face; to principal quarters stage 3 are 2-light C15 traceried windows in hollow moulded recesses. Inside, chancel
mostly Cl9; cusped rere-arches to windows, cinquefoil cusped piscina, and almost triangular headed long squint into
tower; narrow C13 chancel and transept arches with simple chamfered pointed arches, jamb shafts with turned bases and
capitals; with added segmental arched opening to south. Now mostly C19; octagonal-panelled pulpit with door and heavy
cornice, early C17; C13 stone font on C19 base, a plain octagonal bowl with moulded underside and plain shaft to
moulded plinth; fragment of C17-panelling in rear dado; over chancel arch a painting of King David with harp. Earliest
recorded rector 1309.

Listing NGR: ST5397031708

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