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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dulverton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0411 / 51°2'27"N

Longitude: -3.5495 / 3°32'58"W

OS Eastings: 291460

OS Northings: 128003

OS Grid: SS914280

Mapcode National: GBR LF.GNL7

Mapcode Global: FRA 36GC.DZ4

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 6 April 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1247824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 429209

Location: Dulverton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA22

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Dulverton

Built-Up Area: Dulverton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


9/60 Church of All Saints



Parish church, Tower C15, extensively restored 1853-5 when rest of church rebuilt by Edward Ashworth, bui1ders, Samuel
Shewbrooks of Taunton, sanctuary redecorated and organ given 1873-4. Squared rubble local stone, Ham stone dressings,
slate roofs, coped verges, octagonal crenellated chimney in south-west corner of south aisle, West tower, south-west
porch, north-west vestry, north and south aisles, 4-bay nave, north-east vestry, south-east chapel, chancel.
Crenellated 3-stage tower, diagonal buttresses, 2-light louvred bell-openings, lancet resting on string course on south
face below clock, 3-liqht west window, chamfered pointed arch west door; crenellated single storey porch approached by
flight of 3 steps, 2-light west window, moulded arched doorway on south front, similar inner doorway, 3-light window to
west end of crenellated south aisle, decorative merlons, four 3-light windows between stepped buttresses, door to
basement for boiler room end bay left with wrought iron railings enclosing bay, crenellated polygonal stair turret,
3-light chancel windows flanking priests door approached by lateral flight of steps, decorative rainwater head with
date, east end 4-light windows to aisles flanking 3-light windows between stepped buttresses, 3-light west window, door
below. Interior: rendered. Moulded pointed chancel arch with angel corbels, similar tower arch; open ribbed barrel
vault roofs with bosses; good example of oak rood screen given 1902 by Mrs Snow, 2:1:2 bays with rood above, continued
as 5-bay screen to chapel with rood stair; low screen between central bays of chancel and chapel to south, vestry north
with organ. West vestry with singing gallery over. Bath stone reredos with crocketed niches for Ten Commandments
1873-5. C19 stained glass of varying quality, good west window, unfortunate east window dated 1864. Brass in north
aisle to Humphrey Sydenham died 1710, marble tablet to his nanesake died 1757; in tower convex oval tablet with putti
surround to Robert Kingford died 1790; and other tablets. C19 fittings including Perpendicular style font and pretty
brass coronet light mantles. Lectern given 1912. Royal coat of arms, painted on wood, dated 1714. Ashworth was the
Exeter Diocesan architect. (Kellys Directory, 1914; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: SS9146028003

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