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CHURCH OF ST GILES

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST GILES

List entry Number: 1058345

Location

CHURCH OF ST GILES, CHURCH WALK

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Leigh-on-Mendip

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266712

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History

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Details

LEIGH-ON-MENDIP CP CHURCH WALK (North Side) ST64NE

2/13 Church of St 6iles

11.3.68

GV I

Parish Church. Circa 1350, rebuilt c1500. Doulting rubble and ashlar, slate and lead roofs. Clerestoried nave of 3-bays, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel, west tower; Perpendicular. 3-stage tower has paired set-back buttresses connected across the angle terminating in 2 sets of pinnacles, the hiqher placed diagonally; 2 further pinnacles between each standing above embattled parapets pierced by quatrefoils. Triple bell openings of 2-lights filled by a dense quatrefoil interlace, identical blank lights set directly below. Ogee gable to the west doorway, above 4-light window. Nave and chancel have parapets with pierced quatrefoils, 3-light windows under square and pointed heads respectively. 5-light east window. Scraped interior, elaborate tie beam roof to both nave and chancel, (the latter more elaborate) decorated with figures of angels; north and south aisles have lean to roofs of similar design, unfinished fan vault to tower. Nave has arcade of 3-bays, pointed arches on slender 4-hollow piers, chancel arch and aisle chapel arches of similar type; tower arch has wave moulding. Upper and lower entrances to rood, scalloped C11 foot with Jacobean cover and medieval glass incorporated in west windows. South aisle contains 2 piscinae and aumbray; C12 stone figures of St Catherine on sill of south-east window. Chancel has priest's door to south; angelic corbels for lentern veil, Jacobean chair. 3 aediculated wall plaques of C18 in chancel and north and south aisles.

Listing NGR: ST6925747291

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National Grid Reference: ST 69248 47278

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