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© Mr Jason Brister

IoE Number: 263603
Location: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS,
  CLOSWORTH, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Jason Brister
Date Photographed: 14 August 2003
Date listed: 19 April 1961
Date of last amendment: 19 April 1961
Grade I

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ST51SWCLOSWORTH CPSUTTON BINGHAM4/45Church of All Saints19.4.61

ST51SW CLOSWORTH CP SUTTON BINGHAM 4/45 Church of All Saints 19.4.61 - I Church. C12 and C13. Local stone rubble coursed, with Ham stone dressings, chancel and West walls partly rendered; plain clay tiles with scalloped tile bands to chancel, stone slates to nave and porch, with gable copings to extremities only. 2-cell plan with North porch, 2-bay chancel and 3-bay nave. Chancel rebuilt circa 1250 in simple style; East window 2-light later style plate tracery with Quatrefoil circle under pointed label, plain lancet in North wall, 2 cusped rather wide lancets in South wall. Nave of original church built in 1111; with cusped lancet, narrow semi- circular headed window and round headed doorway between, now blocked with simple window inserted; West gable has two offset buttresses to eaves level, and a 2-light rather long window with probably early C14 tracery above which are two round-arched niches for bell, one of which said to be circa 1250; on North side two very slim windows, one round- headed, one pointed. North porch very simple with outer chamfered semi- circular arch of uncertain date; bench seats; inner arch has roll and dog-tooth orders, capitals apparently cut away, plain tympanum with later statue bracket and headless statue said to be of French origin, old plank door with simple ironwork of uncertain date. Internally, the chancel has a plastered barrel vault ceiling, trefoil rere-arches to all side windows, and C13/C14 wall paintings to all window reveals and the North wall, Coronation of the Virgin, rather touched-up in places, as well as the chancel arch, 'ashlar' with floral pattern. Chancel arch of 3 orders including dog-tooth and chevron decoration, scalloped and carved capitals. Nave has simple arch supported collar trusses in 4-bays, with 3 purlins each slope, formerly with plaster barrel vault ceiling; plain chamfer window reveals; C13/C14 wall painting on North wall featuring Death of Virgin Mary; round tub font with cable mould on turned base. Very little obvious restoration to fabric.

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