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Church of St Benedict (Roman Catholic)

A Grade II Listed Building in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2559 / 51°15'21"N

Longitude: -2.4916 / 2°29'29"W

OS Eastings: 365791

OS Northings: 150864

OS Grid: ST657508

Mapcode National: GBR MW.10LB

Mapcode Global: VH89N.RPNL

Entry Name: Church of St Benedict (Roman Catholic)

Listing Date: 16 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253307

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436478

Location: Stratton on the Fosse, Mendip, Somerset, BA3

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Stratton on the Fosse

Built-Up Area: Stratton-on-the-Fosse

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

The following shall be added to the list:

ST 65 SE (A367)

RC Church

Catholic church and school (school now closed) 1857. By Charles Francis
Hansom. Coursed squared limestone with slate roofs. The school is to the left
and the church the right. The street elevation has a two storey gable to left,
two lancets below with buttress between, modern sash window above, trefoil in
gable. Quoins, coped gabled with cross. Modern dormer on return. Centre range
is recessed with a 4-light mullion and transom window with trefoil heads.
Gabled porch with cross. Two gabled dormers with 2-light windows above. East
gable end of chancel to right with 3-light Decorated window. Left return of
school in 3 bays with plain windows and half dormers. Church: single vessel
with north porch and tower. Plain 2 and 3-light windows with cusped heads. Two
stage tower. Decorated 2-light window to ground and similar openings to bell
stage. Pyramid lead roof. Interior with plain wagon roof, choir with compart-
mented roof. Plain furnishings. Reredos and rood loft by Don Aethelbert Horne
c.1914. The church is an interesting example of rural Catholic evangelism built
by the adjacent Downside Abbey in an area lacking an historical Catholic
presence. Original drawings at Downside Abbey.

Listing NGR: ST6579150870

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

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