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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2052 / 51°12'18"N

Longitude: -3.4789 / 3°28'44"W

OS Eastings: 296780

OS Northings: 146148

OS Grid: SS967461

Mapcode National: GBR LJ.48H2

Mapcode Global: VH5JY.NY6Z

Plus Code: 9C3R6G4C+3C

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 28 October 1976

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207013

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391269

Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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900-1/3/112 (South side)
28/10/76 Church of St Andrew


Church. 1877-1880, by GE Street. Red sandstone with freestone
dressings and concrete tile roof. Aisled plan with chancel,
north porch and vestry. Free Gothic Revival style.
EXTERIOR: Diagonal offset buttresses to corners of the nave.
The east gable end has 5-light window with reticulated
tracery. The north side has a 2-light window to the left of a
3-storey projecting gabled vestry with a stack to the left and
a bellcote with 2 trefoil-headed openings, corbelled out above
the north aisle which has 3 Decorated-style 2-light windows
with small clerestory lancet windows above. A projecting
gabled porch to the right has a pointed arch with finial over
planked doors with decorative strap hinges.
The west end has a rose window to the apex over 2 tall 2-light
Decorated-style windows flanking a central buttress. Similar
south aisle.
INTERIOR: the 3-bay nave has octagonal piers without capitals,
the arches dying into them; the intrados is smooth, the back
and front is corbelled out. Hammer-beam roof to the nave,
curved braces to the chancel, and exposed rafters to the
aisles. Polychromatic floor tiles, those to the chancel are
The fine 1889 medieval-style stained glass east window,
dedicated to Henry Luttrell, is by Kempe.
FITTINGS: the wrought-iron and brass lectern, in Art Nouveau
style, is dated 1903; the communion rail has fine wrought-iron
supports; Gothic stone pulpit and font; original pine pews
with shaped ends.
HISTORY: the church was erected and endowed at the cost of
Charlotte Ann, wife of the Rev AH Fownes Luttrell (vicar
1832-99) to whom the east window of 1888 is a memorial. The
tower, planned to stand at the south-west (ritual east) end
was not built.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset:
London: 1958-: 241).

Listing NGR: SS9678046148

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