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Church of St Catherine

A Grade I Listed Building in Taunton, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0082 / 51°0'29"N

Longitude: -2.9003 / 2°54'1"W

OS Eastings: 336929

OS Northings: 123591

OS Grid: ST369235

Mapcode National: GBR M9.JYW3

Mapcode Global: FRA 46TG.1WS

Plus Code: 9C3V235X+7V

Entry Name: Church of St Catherine

Listing Date: 17 April 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 431759

Location: Fivehead, South Somerset, Somerset, TA3

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

Civil Parish: Fivehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/64 Church of St. Catherine



Anglican church. C12, C15, C16. Rubble core, roughcast, slate roof, coped verges, 2 with bases for finials. Mainly
Perpendicular, Nave, Chancel, south porch. Three bay nave, 2-light windows with simple tracery, 4-light east window,
elaborate tracery. Two bay chancel, simple 2-light windows, traceried east window. Two large 3-stage buttresses to
south of nave, one of banded Ham stone and ashlar, the other roughcast, 4 similar buttresses to the north. Simple
gabled south porch, chamfered outer door opening with early graffiti. Inside of porch benched on a flagstone floor,
Norman inner doorway, semi-circular head with Arabesque decoration, colonettes. Interior plastered on flagstone floors,
nave with a ceiled wagon roof with ribs and booses, chancel with a ceiled wagon roof; panelled chancel arch. Two niches
with ornamental heads flanking east window. C16 pews, some restored. Octagonal Norman Font, Laudian alter rails. Fine
pulpit dated 1634, strapwork decoration, cornice; part of this pulpit also reused as a reader, Piscina with a cusped
head and bowl. Aumbrey with C19 door, C17 poor box, C17 chest. Fragments of medieval stained glass remains to lights of
all windows. Two small C16 brass plaques to floor with texts.

Listing NGR: ST3692823589

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

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