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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 MARY

List entry Number: 1345127

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityLitton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 268083

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Details

ST55SE LITTON CP LITTON VILLAGE VILLAGE 7/64 Church of St Mary

21.9.60

GV I

Anglican Parish Church. C13, C14, C15; mid C19 restoration and added north aisle, further early C20 work. Coursed and squared rubble, some ashlar, freestone dressings, coped verges, slate roofs. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, south chancel chapel, south porch, west tower. Predominantly Perpendicular. Two stage tower, bold set off, angle buttresses, embattled parapet, corner pinnacles, stair turret; large gargoyles; beneath the parapet a series of carved corbels, sore with foliate decoration, sole carved as heads; angels on north and south sides with carved arms, Prebendary Richard Harewell 1366-1435 and Thomas Paulton, Archdeacon of Taunton 1395-1416; 2-light square headed bell chamber openings with louvres, lancet to west, 3-light west window, west door. Three bay nave; 3 bay south aisle, 3-light windows and a 2-light window with flowing tracery to west. Continuous south chapel, single bay; aisle and . chapel with parapet and coping. Conforming south porch; diagonal buttresses, parapet and coping, inside benched on flagstone floor, stoup. Three bay gabled north aisle, 3-light windows in neo-Perpendicular style. Short single bay chancel, 3-light east window. Interior scraped on flagstone floor. Nave with restored arch braced collar bear roof, principals C15/C16; C14/C15 lean to roof to south aisle and chapel, moulded ribs; plaster ceiling to north aisle and chancel. Simple chamfered tower arch; chancel arch and arcade to south aisle and chapel all in similar Perpendicualr style, piers of 4-hollows section; C19 north aisle arcade. Hagioscope. Blocked C13 window to chancel, cusped rere arch. Early piscina; octagonal Perpendicular font with enriched panels, fine coeval tester. C15 pews with traceried ends, some good copies; altar rails and pulpit Jacobean. C19 box pew, lectern and organ. Early bells. C18 wall monument to south aisle, early C19 wall monument. Late C19 stained glass to east window, remainder of openings leaded and plain. (Murray, Litton Guide, undated; Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5938054703

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Murray - Title: Litton Guide
  2. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol - Date: 1958

National Grid Reference: ST 59382 54702

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