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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: 1345709



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

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kilve

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-May-1969

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 265170

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5/121 Church of Saint Mary



Parish church C14, rest C15, though tower might be 1636, vestry 1876, church restored 1913. B1ue lias random rubble, slate roofs, coped verges. Tall C19 stack to left of porch (blocked internally). 2 bay nave, one bay gabled projection South East corner, chancel, vestry, South porch, West tower. Short 2 stage crenellated tower, diagonal stepped buttresses rising to string course, lancet window South front, squared louvred bell opening, eroded 2-light hollow chamfered mullioned West window, remains of square hood mould, inset plaque above '16-- WS AS ; stair turret North East corner. South front small 2-light cinqufoil headed mullioned window, renewed C19, set just below eaves to left of gabled porch, chamfered arched opening, chamfered 4- centred arch doorway, C19 door; to right 2-light mullioned window under hood mould abutting gabled projection with arched 2-light window, string course below; chancel 2-light cinquefoil ogee leaded mullioned window to left of ogee leaded priests door, 3-light East window, East door to vestry, North front C19 4-light chamfered mullioned window, two 2-light cinquefoil headed mullioned windows under hood mantels with reset medieval carved faces as terminal bosses. Interior: rendered, C15 ribbed and plastered barrel vault to chancel, nave roof partially renewed C19 with original wall plate and bosses, C14 chancel arch, steeply chamfered arch with inset chamfered arch between chancel and vestry, latter added in memory of William Greswell on site of earlier building formerly linked to chancel by arcade. Tower arch early C20. Pulpit lit by gabled projection blocked below with ogee headed blocked niche on East side in rear arch of adjoining window. Remains of one bay of screen in tower; alter rails early C18 baluster type; C12 font, cable moulded base; Royal Coat of Arms 1660, restoredi fine slate memorial stone to John Cunditt, died 1690 set in marble aediante on South wall; wooden wall tablet to Cunditt sisters Dorothy and Elizabeth, died 1723 and 1739. Chancel originally longer, containing choir for chantry priests who lived to the North in the buildings now known as Priory Cottage, Chantry Cottage and The Chantry (qv). Until 1636 the bells were housed in a separate thatched structure, but it seems unlikely that all the tower is as late as this would suggest. (Photograph in NMR; VCH Somerset, Vol 5 forthcoming).

Listing NGR: ST1467143942

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)

National Grid Reference: ST 14671 43942


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