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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Monksilver, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1286 / 51°7'43"N

Longitude: -3.3264 / 3°19'35"W

OS Eastings: 307279

OS Northings: 137430

OS Grid: ST072374

Mapcode National: GBR LQ.9548

Mapcode Global: VH6GW.9WBP

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1296069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264774

Location: Monksilver, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA4

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Monksilver

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST03NE MONKSILVER CP FRONT STREET (West side)


5/17 Church of All Saints

22.5.69

GV I

Parish church. Some C12 work, C14 tower, C15 stair turret to tower, porch reconstructed, chancel widened, nave rebuilt,
South aisle and chapel added, church restored 1843-63 when tower crenellated. Red sandstone random rubble, South aisle
and lower stair turret squared and coursed, slate roof, decorative ridge tiles, coped verges. Plan: West tower, 4 bay
nave, South aisle with South porch included, chancel and South chapel. 3 stage crenellated tower, diagonal buttresses
to second stage, single light louvred bell openings, 2-light Decorated West window, hexagonal stair turret on South
side rising to second stage only with 4-centred arch doorway. Porch incorporated into crenellated South aisle, merlons
pierced with quartrefoil heads, crocketed pinnacles and amusing collection of gargoyles, diagonal buttresses, crocketed
niche containing C20 statue above arched entrance to porch, 3-light trefoil headed window lighting South aisle, 4 panel
moulded compartment ceiling, 4 centred arch doorway, medieval door with contemporary iron work restored in C19,
collection of bench ends in porch. Four 3-light Perpendicular windows South front with crenellated roof, stair turret
with unglazed quatrefoil opening between third and fourth bays right, another 3-light window on return, 3-light C19
window to chancel, Norman lancet on North wall of chancel, rood loft stair projection in angle with nave, two 4-light
windows North front with blocked 4-centred arch doorway. Interior: whitewashed. Nave moulded ribbed plastered wagon
roof with bosses and wall plate, chancel C19 arch braced roof, South aisle C16 moulded compartment ceiling. Circular
unmoulded tower arch, chancel set out of line with moulded arch to nave. Standard Perpendicular arcade with polygonal
capitals. Corbelled support for statue on East wall of South aisle carved with defaced angel with scroll. Unidentified
tomb-chest in arched niche in chancel, crocketed pinnacles and no effigy. Trefoil headed piscina opposite. 5 and a half
bay C17 imported screen, restored C19. Very fine imported Jacobean pulpit with lectern, some C16 bench ends. Poor box
dated 1634. C15 font. A fine South aisle with some of the most entertaining gargoyles in the county; good collection of
fittings. (Photographs in NMR; VCH Somerset, Vol 5, forthcoming; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West
Somerset, 1958).


Listing NGR: ST0728337429

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