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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in West Hatch, Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.9841 / 50°59'2"N

Longitude: -3.0194 / 3°1'9"W

OS Eastings: 328538

OS Northings: 121018

OS Grid: ST285210

Mapcode National: GBR M4.LBVX

Mapcode Global: FRA 46KH.X3K

Plus Code: 9C2RXXMJ+J6

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 25 February 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177365

English Heritage Legacy ID: 270938

Location: West Hatch, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: West Hatch

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


Church of St Andrew


Parish church. C15-early C16, extensively restored 1861 when north aisle and probably vestry and organ bay added by
Benjamin Ferrey, 1907 restored. Squared and coursed blue lias, Ham stone quoins, slate roofs, coped verges. Chancel,
north east vestry and organ bay, 4-bay nave and north aisle, south porch, west tower. Crenellated 3-stage tower, set
back buttresses with crocketed pinnacles above and angle pinnacles on battlements, lions masks at corners of string
course, coat of arms above, 2-light bell-openings with pierced tracery, tiny 2-light window with tracery much eroded
and probably reset above string course, 3-light west window, ogee headed moulded doorway, C19 door, north east stair
turret with doorway; set back buttresses to nave, 2-light window left of gabled single storey porch, semi-circular
headed hollow chamfer doorway, open collar beam roof, moulded pointed arch inner doorway, C19 door; 3-light window
right, buttresses, C19 priest's door, 2-light east window to vestry, octagonal chimney stack, doorway on north front,
2-light window right to organ bay, rose window east end of north aisle, set back buttress to north aisle, 3-light and
two 2-light windows. Interior: rendered, squared and carved blue lias exposed in tower. Perpendicular chancel arch with
panelled jambs, similar tower arch with corbelled pilasters rising above on tower wall, Four bay Perpendicular style
arcade to north aisle. Chancel moulded ribs to ceiling wagon roof with bosses, compartment ceiling over sanctuary,
similar roof in nave with compartment ceiling over rood area and wall plate, said to be reused C16 ceilings, C19 ceiled
wagon roof in north aisle. Aumbry in chancel; moulded archway from north aisle to organ bay. Pulpit and parclose screen
dated 1913, former said to contain parts of old rood screeen. Altar table with turned baluster legs and guilloche
frieze said to have been placed in St Mary's Wedmore in 1635 and resited in 1914. Coloured slate memorial tablet to
Christian Sealy died 1727, roundel supported by winged cherubs head with segmental pediment. Oil painting of the Virgin
and Child with St John in north aisle. C19 pine pews. The living was originally a chapel and was declared a vicarage in
1865-6. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Olivey, North Curry: Ancient Manor and Hundred,
1901; Kelly's Directory, 1914).

Listing NGR: ST2853821018

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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