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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 PETER AND ST PAUL

List entry Number: 1345202

Location

CHURCH OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, CHURCH LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
SomersetMendipDistrict AuthorityShepton Mallet

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 20-May-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 266464

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Details

ST6143 SHEPTON MALLET CP CHURCH LANE (South side)

6/66 Church of St Peter & St Paul

20.5.52

GV I

Parish church. Principally C12, C13, C14 with extensive C19 alterations. Doulting ashlar. Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, North and South aisles, chancel and Western tower. Tower, 1380, finest feature in early Perpendicular style. One pair of prominent set-back buttresses to each corner, connected diagonally across the angle of the tower, terminating in freestanding pinnacles, further diagonal shafts terminating in pinnacles on the tower itself. Pierced parapet with quatrefoils, stair turret to North side. West window of 6-lights, geometrical tracery, above 3-niches for statuary with original central figure. 2-light bell openings, flanked by blank 2-light windows. Stump of unfinished spire to roof. Aisles rebuilt 1836 by Wainwright, 6-bays each. Above clerestorey windows to nave of 1881, the nave itself has a pierced parapet with pinnacles between each bay. Chancel, rebuilt 1847, has a reticulated window of 3-lights to East end, flanked to South by late C19 vestry, and to North by 2-storey vestry of the C15 which now contains the organ. Interior has fan vault to tower, elaborate wagon roof of C15 to arcaded nave, arches dating from C12, early C13 chancel arch, and double piscina of c1235. The wagon roof is the most remarkable feature made up of 350 panels and 300 bosses each of individual design. Furniture includes pulpit of c1450 having canopied and gabled niches, C14 font and 2-effigies of knights dating from the C13 in the North aisle. 9-memorial plaques in the tower of the C17 and C18, several to the Strode family, including William Strode. Plaques to Strodes Bread Charity, relating to nearby Almshouses (qv), adjacent to tower arch. Other tablets of C18 and C19 some by King and Reeves of Bath, some by Paty and Wood of Bristol.

Listing NGR: ST6197943670

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National Grid Reference: ST 61977 43670

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