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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: 1366339



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

County: Somerset

District: South Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bruton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 261678

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5/206 Church of the Holy Trinity 24.3.61 GV I

Church. Dated 1623. Local stone rubble, rendered, with Doulting stone dressings; cedar shingle roof between coped gables. Single- cell plan, 3 bays, with projecting North porch of 2 storeys. East elevation has a 3-light window in slight almost semi-circular arched recess with label; South elevation has two 3-light hollow chamfered mullioned windows with flat heads and labels over; North elevation has two similar windows, the lights having trefoil cusped heads; bay 3 has the porch, with cambered arched moulded doorway under square label, with small shields in the spandrils marked "S/HE" and "1623", and above a 2-light mullioned window to match; inside the porch a similar but more elaborate doorway with original panelled and boarded door; West end abuts the Manor House (qv); it is crowned by a small bell turret detailed like a full church tower, two stages above ridge with offset corner buttresses and battlements, and crowned with a windvane. The interior totally of C17, with a 3-centre arched plaster vault with timber ribs and bosses with shields, with painted timber tympanum between nave and chancel bearing coats of arms; some old stained glass in the East window, and below and on return walls of chancel boarded dado panels; altar rail with simple turned balusters - which could be C19 - a reredos with the Commandments behind a later crucifix, all crowned with strapwork decoration; set high in East wall two painted stone panels with heavy frames inscribed "Domus mea" and "Domus orationis": the Nave has good box pews, with hat pegs on walls, and fine stone pulpit in Classical style, with panelled pilasters, strapwork decoration, foliage decorated frieze and cornice; octagonal font on stand dated 1945, but ogee cupula cover and suspension gear is C17. Fine monument in Classical style in chancel, black and white marble with colouring, Corinthian columns carrying broken segmental pediment with achievement of arms, commemorating Henry Southworth, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Wyke, who "at his owne charge builte and adorned this Chappell", died 1625. A chapel "built in the time of the war" was recorded in Bruton Priory archives in the third quarter of C12. (Couzens P, Bruton in Selwood, Abbey Press, Sherborne, 1972).

Listing NGR: ST6619334307

Selected Sources

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Couzens, P, Bruton in Selwood, (1972)

National Grid Reference: ST 66190 34310


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