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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.


List entry Number: 1295089



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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Thurloxton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Mar-1963

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 269423

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7/157 Church of St Giles



Anglican Parish church. Norman; C14; predominantly C15; C19 restoration including addition of north aisle of 1868. Random red sandstone rubble, freestone dressings, triple Roman tile roofs, coped verge with a finial. Nave with south porch and north aisle, chancel with north vestry, west tower. Perpendicular, aisle Middle Pointed. Embattled 2-stage tower with diagonal buttresses, 2-light bell-chamber windows with louvres, 2-light west window dated 1500, west door. Two bay nave, square-headed 2 and 3-light windows, each light cusped, stopped labels, leaded lights. South porch with a semi-circular head outer door opening, probably C18, dropped keystone, moulded imposts, paired doors, lamp over. Three bay North aisle with 3 cross-gables, 2-light windows. Two bay chancel, square-headed 2-light windows, leaded lights, blocked priests door. Inner doorway to porch with an early door; interior plastered, nave and chancel under C15/C16 ceiled wagon roofs with moulded ribs and bosses. Three bay arcade to aisle. Norman tub font with a C17 cover. Piscina. Rood screen with 3 arches, dated 1734 the middle containing the doorway, a reading and a prayer desk, pulpit in similar style with 4 carved figures and back-panelling. C18 pews; some C19 pews. C18 and C19 monuments, one by Pollard of Taunton; Jacobean altar table, C18 decalogue plaques under tower with painted figures, Arms of Geo,II. C14, C15, C16 bells. Stained glass: East window of 1883; aid C19 West window; 2 Victoria Jubilee windows, C19 organ, Parson Woodforde, the Cl8 diarist famous for "Diary of a Country Parson' was priest-in-charge for 3 months; (Pevsner N., Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958; Church Guide, undated),

Listing NGR: ST2745830425

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Church of St Giles Church Guide
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958)

National Grid Reference: ST 27458 30425


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