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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in East Brent, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.2626 / 51°15'45"N

Longitude: -2.9417 / 2°56'30"W

OS Eastings: 334388

OS Northings: 151913

OS Grid: ST343519

Mapcode National: GBR M8.0LK7

Mapcode Global: VH7CY.YJPG

Plus Code: 9C3V7375+28

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262673

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434372

Location: East Brent, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA9

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: East Brent

Built-Up Area: East Brent

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Three Saints

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text


5/63 Church of St Mary



Parish Church. C15,C17, restored C19 with chancel by William Butterfield. Coursed and squared rubble, gabled and
lean-to lead roofs, copings with cruciform finials. Nave, chancel, North aisle, North vestry, South porch, South
chapel, West tower. Perpendicular. Stone spired tower of 5 stages, angle buttresses to the lower 3 stages, above
diagonal buttresses, pierced parapet with pinnacles, embattled stair turret, narrow 2-light bell-chamber windows
repeated on the stage below; 3 crocketted niches to the West side, each with a figure; West window; West door; collar
of blank arcading to spire. Nave, North aisle and South chapel with 3-light windows; South chapel of 2-bays; North
aisle of 5 bays, slightly later, the exterior buttressed, above a pierced parapet with pinnacles. South porch restored,
traces of wall painting inside, C15 South door. Chancel rebuilt 1845. Interior dominated by ribbed plaster ceiling to
nave with 3 pendants, dated 1637. North aisle and South chapel with C19 lean-to roofs, the former on angel corbels.
South chapel with a 2 bay arcade, piers with 4-hollow type mouldings; North aisle with 5 bay arcade, piers with 4 wave
type mouldings. South chapel with crocketted niches to each side of South window, larger restored niche to North aisle.
C15 sedilla and triple piscina to chancel. West gallery incorporating part of the rood screen dated 1635; carved
columns with vine decoration and "Ionic" capitals; pulpit of 1635; emphatic eagle lectern of C15; good C15 bench ends.
Lessor fitments include C19 royal arms; C17 chest; C19 font; C19 pews; C18 coffin stool; bier dated 1734. Recumbant C14
effigy of a priest to South chapel, another to the North aisle. C18 wall monument to the chancel; 4 further C19 wall
monuments, that to South chapel most elaborate to Reed family by Casentini of Laibeth. Two Its stained glass windows to
East end of North aisle, further fragments of early glass in the North East window of the chancel. Much C19 stained
glass, particulary to the North aisle and the East and West windows, the former by O'connor of 1858; further North West
window to chancel of 1935 in the style of Rex Whistler. Encaustic tiles to chancel. (N Pevsner, Buildings of England,
South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3438751912

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