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©  David Wood LRPS

IoE Number: 262788
Photographer: David Wood LRPS
Date Photographed: 18 July 2000
Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 19 April 1961
Grade II*

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ST52SWYEOVILTON CPPYLE LANE (South side)3/172Church of Saint Bartholomew19.4.61

ST52SW YEOVILTON CP PYLE LANE (South side) 3/172 Church of Saint Bartholomew 19.4.61 GV II* Church. Circa 1300, severly restored in 1872. Local lias stone cut squared and coursed, with Ham stone dressings; plain clay tiles with bands of fish scale tiles between coped gables. 2-cell church, with 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave with added South-chapel, North porch and West tower. Chancel has 3-cusped light East window with C14 tracery, with 2-light ogee-head traceried windows to sides; angled corner buttresses with offsets, bay buttresses to full height; narrow door between windows on South side, now blockedi remains of small figure in trefoiled niche over East window. Nave has 2-light pointed arch Perpendicular windows, much restored on South side. South chapel seems mostly of C19 although remains of a Norman doorway arch used as a band course under South window. South porch may be mostly C14 work, with small 2-light opening with trefoil rere-arch in East wall, and sexfoil window on West side, plain doorway arches. Tower rather heavy, in 3 stages of plain detail and square proportions. West door in moulded almost semi-circular headed arch in a flat headed recess, the spandrils foliated, door possibly C16, with sanctuary handle; Above a 3-light window, evidently C19 restoration; on North side a statue recess possibly of late C15, much eroded; very small rectangular windows in North and South walls, stage 2, then almost triangular headed 2-light C15 traceried windows to each face of stage 3. Plinth, string courses each stage, and low slightly crenellated parapet, centre gargoyles and corner pinnacles. Octagonal stair turret in South-west corner. Interior locked and not accessible - said to contain a C14 piscina in the chancel with an ogee arch, resting on a bust corbel; double-chamfered chancel and tower arches dying into imposts, a nave wagon-roof with bosses; statue bracket on South wall of the nave, and rere-arches to windows of nave and chancel of late C13/early C14. The money to build the tower bequeathed by a Rector in 1486. (Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England - South and West Somerset, 1958).

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