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IoE Number: 262193
Location: FORMER CHURCH OF ST GILES, PINKHAM HILL (north off)
  KNOWLE ST GILES, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 14 May 2003
Date listed: 04 February 1958
Date of last amendment: 04 February 1958
Grade II

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KNOWLE ST G1LES CPPINKHAM HILL (North side, off)ST31SEFormer Church of St Giles2/664.2.58

KNOWLE ST G1LES CP PINKHAM HILL (North side, off) ST31SE Former Church of St Giles 2/66 4.2.58 GV II Former Anglican parish church, undergoing conversion into house (September l986). C20 origins, but totally rebuilt, the nave cl840 by Lewis Vulliamy, the chancel cl843, probably by J.M Allen, curate-in-charge. has stone ashlar; Welsh slate roofs between coped gables, the chancel having an ornamental clay tiled ridge; former 2-bell turret at west end. Two-unit plan. Chancel a scholarly essay in C13/C14 style, with plinth, cill course, corner buttresses triple lancet east window, cusped lancet north windows; on south side a single and a double cusped lancet, all without labels. North east corner vestry has pointed-arched east doorway with curl-stop label, up 5 steps, and 3 cusped lancets in north wall. Nave of 5 bays; plinth, bay and corner buttresses; one plain lancet each bay, and 2 in west gable with a buttress between. South porch has angled corner buttresses and C14 style outer arch with side shifts and dogtooth ornament, label with headstops moulded inner arch. Inside, the chancel has exposed rafter and scissor truss ceiling, side shafts to window reveals, a sedilia in the south wall, and a stone credence shelf in cinquefoil-cusped recess in north wall. Small Gothic-style fireplace in corner of vestry, which gives access to very finely decorated stone oriel pulpit on east wall of nave. Nave has hammerbeam truss roof. Other details stripped out, but it is understood that the details mentioned are to be retained after conversion. (Pevsner, N, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset,1958: VCH Somerset, Vol IV, l958, pp162-3).

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