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Parish Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Loxton, North Somerset

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Latitude: 51.3113 / 51°18'40"N

Longitude: -2.8915 / 2°53'29"W

OS Eastings: 337957

OS Northings: 157287

OS Grid: ST379572

Mapcode National: GBR JB.XMC9

Mapcode Global: VH7CS.T9QL

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320668

English Heritage Legacy ID: 33394

Location: Loxton, North Somerset, BS26

County: North Somerset

Civil Parish: Loxton

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


4/55 Parish Church of St. Mary
G.V. I

Parish church (Anglican). C12, C14, C16, 1875. Rubble, squared quoins slate
and clay tile roofs, raised coped verges. Nave, south porch, central tower,
chancel. 3 bay nave with heavy weathered buttresses; neo-Norman west window
has recessed colonnettes with scallop capitals and outer scallopped corbels which
carry a decorated dripmould; similar windows north and south carry no inner
order; slate pitched roof to plain gable. Gabled south porch, clay tile roof,
arch-head opening and low stone seat around C12 doorway; inner arch has paired
chevrons making lozenges on main face and return, then colonnettes with scallop
capitals support a frieze of chevrons on 2 faces, all surmounted by drip
decorated with greek key. Tower of 2 stages; first, plain has dressed stone at
corners, single square lights at ground and belfry and a plain stair turret with
one circular light and lean-to roof at north east corner; second stage has plain
parapet above string course carried on decorative corbels, mainly grotesque and
single lights below. Gabled chancel has some rubble in diagonal courses; neo-
norman west window has 2 round headed lights in colonnettes with scallop capitals
and small central oculus above in arched recess; restored 2 light north and
south windows and south priest's door. Interior; 3 bay nave with wagon roof,
perpendicular but 1536, large and small bosses alternate along spine, embattled
wallplate, one nave window has cusped rear arch; central tower has two restored
arches which take the motifs of the south door, colonnettes, twisted to nave
arch, plain to chancel; above, paired chevrons making lozenges surmounted by
greek key; groin vaulted tower has 4 heavy ribs which sit on grotesque dragon-
like corbels; chancel, north and south windows have trefoil cusped rear arches.
Fittings; C12 font, square with cross and chevron decoration on 3 sides, stands
on plain circular capital on plinth; neo-Norman pulpit with colonnade; timber
communion table and reredos of 1950; boiler screen of 1978 has some very fine
carved timber detail. Tablet by T. King of Bath to Anne S.E. Gore, 1793.
Glass; tower south window has mediaeval fragments; nave south window depicting
Madonna and Child by W. Morris and Co.

Listing NGR: ST3795857287

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