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Christ Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Long Load, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0055 / 51°0'19"N

Longitude: -2.764 / 2°45'50"W

OS Eastings: 346492

OS Northings: 123177

OS Grid: ST464231

Mapcode National: GBR MH.JX64

Mapcode Global: FRA 563G.70G

Plus Code: 9C3V264P+5C

Entry Name: Christ Church

Listing Date: 19 April 1961

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420096

Location: Long Load, South Somerset, Somerset, TA10

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Long Load

Built-Up Area: Long Load

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

Christ Church, Main Road.


Christ Church, Main Road.


9/129 Christ Church



Anglican Parish Church. 1854-6, by C E Giles, replacing chapel first recorded 1418. Local lias stone cut and squared,
Ham stone dressings; bands of plain and scalloped clay tiles between stepped coped gables with cross finials. Two-cell
plan of 2-bay chancel and 5-bay nave, with south porch and lean-to north-east vestry and spirelet. In a C13 revival
style. Chancel has plinth, cill course, double corner buttresses; east window 3-light Geometric traceried under pointed
arched label with unworked steps; south windows a single and a 2-light to match: vestry has 2 small cusped lancets in
east wall, plain to north, and ponited arched doorway with curl stop lable in west wall, decorated chimney off north
wall of chancel wall, which has a 2-light window west of vestry. Nave has details to match, with bay buttresses and
2-light geometric traceried windows in north and south walls, and a sub-arcuated 4-light west window. South porch has a
C13 style moulded outer arch in gable, and simpler arch inside. Spirelet on north-east corner of nave, on octagonal
base with plinth, stepped offsets just above eaves level, then a lancet with tracery infill to each face, finally a
stepped stone steeplet with iron cross finials. Interior not accessible at time of survey (July 1985) - Pevsner says
nothing of interest inside but VCH refers to the Jacobean pulpit which survives from the former chapel (VCH, Vol IV,
1978; Pevsner, Buildings of England South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST4649223177

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