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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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

List entry Number: 1177624

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARGARET

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityKilmersdon

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: 267928

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Details

KILMERSDON CP ST75SW BABINGTON 6/145 Church of St. Margaret 11.3.68 GV I

Anglican Church. Probably 1748 by John Strachan or William Halfpenny. Ashlar, moulded cornices all round, parapets with copings, lead roofs, that to chancel domical; coped verges. Nave, apsidal chancel, west tower porch; Baroque. Tower porch of 3 stages, upper stage with octagonal lantern with stone cupola, pineapple finial at apex; stone urn at each angle where square tower meets lantern; semi-circular head bell openings, emphasised keys and impost band. Semi-circular head door opening to west, emphasised key and imposts, paired outer dog gates with wrought-iron spear capping. Three bay nave, semi-circular head windows in architraves with imposts and keys, square-paned leaded lights. Blank chancel. Complete coeval interior; porch benched on flagstone floor; vaulted ceiling, panelled inner doors, panelled transomlight, main body plastered on flag floors, walls scribed to resemble ashlar; coved plaster ceiling with enriched dentil cornice, 2 ornamental bands; chancel arch with a panelled intrados; chancel with acanthus cornice, ceiling with 3 panels, reredos a Rococo fantasy with cherubs' faces supported by a stem of sacramental vine and wheat rising from an ornate base, the whole in the shape of a monstrance. This work attributed to Thomas Stocking of Bristol. Tables of The Law in enriched surrounds. Turned and twisted balusters to altar rails. Panelled box pews flank central aisle, elevated pulpit with reader below, panelled to rear with carved urn. Plastered Hanoverian Royal Arms in relief to west end. Small stone font with bowl on baluster-pedestal. C17 chair; piece of high quality medieval carving, probably continental. Small late C19 organ. Majority of plasterwork with C20 gilding and painting. Yery similar in conception to Redland Chapel in Bristol which was long considered to be by John Strahan but now known to be by William Halfpenny. (Church Guide, undated; Country Life, 16 April 1943).

Listing NGR: ST7049051033

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Church of St Margaret Church Guide
'Country Life' in 16 April, (1943)

National Grid Reference: ST 70489 51031

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