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Church of St Philip and St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Burtle, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1856 / 51°11'8"N

Longitude: -2.8665 / 2°51'59"W

OS Eastings: 339533

OS Northings: 143291

OS Grid: ST395432

Mapcode National: GBR MC.5FLM

Mapcode Global: VH7DD.8GFF

Plus Code: 9C3V54PM+79

Entry Name: Church of St Philip and St James

Listing Date: 24 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344676

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269449

Location: Burtle, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Burtle

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Polden Wheel

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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6/10 Church of St Philip and St James
- II

Anglican parish church. 1838-9 by Richard Carver, the County Architect and
Surveyor. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, slender buttresses
with offsets, coped verges, slate roof; to east a cruciform finial; to west a
polygonal stone bellcote with embattled parapet and ribbed stone spirelet with
poppy finial, weathervane, each alternating face with bell-opening, wooden
louvres. Nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry. Decorated style. Three
bay nave, 2-light windows with simple stone tracery, west end with narrow door
opening, above a blank 4-light stone mullioned and transomed window. Simple
porch, plain outer door opening, flagstone floor, inner plank door with good
iron hinges. Small plain vestry. Single bay chancel, 2-light square-headed
windows to north and south; 3-light east window with intersecting tracery.
Plastered interior on flagstone, tile and encaustic tile floors; plastered
elliptical shaped ceiling to nave; plastered wagon ceiling to chancel; bold
ornamental cornices; plastered chancel arch. The fittings are contemporary,
including west gallery, pews, font, reader, pulpit, decalogue plaque, altar
rails and choir stalls. Jacobean coffin stool. C19 wheeled bier. Stained glass
to west window of 1864; other windows with plain square paned leaded lights.
Brass memorial plaque of 1892. (Colvin H M, Biographical Dictionary of British
Architects, 1978).

Listing NGR: ST3953343291

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