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© Mr G F J Russell LRPS

IoE Number: 268405
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARY,
  EVERCREECH, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr G F J Russell LRPS
Date Photographed: 11 September 2000
Date listed: 02 June 1961
Date of last amendment: 02 June 1961
Grade II*

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EVERCREECH CPST64SECHESTERBLADE4/196Church of St Mary2.6.61

EVERCREECH CP ST64SE CHESTERBLADE 4/196 Church of St Mary 2.6.61 GV II Anglican church. C12, C13, C15, rebuilt 1888, further work of 1925. Rubble, some ashlar, freestone dressings, lead roofs, stone tiles to porch. Nave with west bellcote, south porch, chancel. Perpendicular. Three bay nave, blocked west doorway with a 4-centre arch head square label, 3-light west window; ogee bellcote; south side with one small 2-light window to right of large porch with possible C13 outer doorway, double-chamfered with continuous moulding. Inner doorway late C12. Transitional one order of colonnettes, leaf caps, stilted segmental head, vertical springers, bead moulding, animal heads. Two Norman corbels reused to east of nave; gable face with small blocked opening, possibly lighting the former rood loft; north side with 2-light window with hood mould. Chancel with restored east window of 3-lights. Inside the porch the retains of a stoup, stone benches, C15 canopied niche, and a figure thought to be C17. Interior plastered on flagstone and tile floors; nave with tie-beam roof restored 1925, though part C17, central truss incised:- "W.V.R.C. 1663". Low chancel arch of 2 chamfered orders. Remains of entrance to the rood. Norman tub font. Polygonal stone pulpit and stone reader with arcading appear C15, although much recut. The chancel with some high quality carved Jacobean panelling. late C19 pews. Good Cl9 memorial, brass in bold moulded marble surround, similar C20 memorial. Stained glass to east window dated 1913. Bell believed to date from l632. (Ridler, Rev. Gordon, Church Guide, undated; Pevsner N., Buildings of England. North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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