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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 431759
Location: CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE, SWELL LANE (east side)
  FIVEHEAD, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 04 February 2003
Date listed: 17 April 1959
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1959
Grade I

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ST32SE FIVEHEAD CP SWELL LANE (Eastside, off)HIGHER SWELL4/64 Church of St. Catherine

ST32SE FIVEHEAD CP SWELL LANE (Eastside, off) HIGHER SWELL 4/64 Church of St. Catherine 17.4.59 GV I Anglican church. C12, C15, C16. Rubble core, roughcast, slate roof, coped verges, 2 with bases for finials. Mainly Perpendicular, Nave, Chancel, south porch. Three bay nave, 2-light windows with simple tracery, 4-light east window, elaborate tracery. Two bay chancel, simple 2-light windows, traceried east window. Two large 3-stage buttresses to south of nave, one of banded Ham stone and ashlar, the other roughcast, 4 similar buttresses to the north. Simple gabled south porch, chamfered outer door opening with early graffiti. Inside of porch benched on a flagstone floor, Norman inner doorway, semi-circular head with Arabesque decoration, colonettes. Interior plastered on flagstone floors, nave with a ceiled wagon roof with ribs and booses, chancel with a ceiled wagon roof; panelled chancel arch. Two niches with ornamental heads flanking east window. C16 pews, some restored. Octagonal Norman Font, Laudian alter rails. Fine pulpit dated 1634, strapwork decoration, cornice; part of this pulpit also reused as a reader, Piscina with a cusped head and bowl. Aumbrey with C19 door, C17 poor box, C17 chest. Fragments of medieval stained glass remains to lights of all windows. Two small C16 brass plaques to floor with texts.

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