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© Mr Duncan Miller

IoE Number: 262415
Photographer: Mr Duncan Miller
Date Photographed: 11 May 2004
Date listed: 18 December 1987
Date of last amendment: 18 December 1987
Grade II

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ST40NEMISTERTON CPCHURCH LANE (West side)6/165Church of St LeonardGV II

ST40NE MISTERTON CP CHURCH LANE (West side) 6/165 Church of St Leonard GV II Anglican parish chuch. 1840, by Sampson Kempthorne, architect. Ham stone cut and squared, ashlar dressings: Welsh slate roof between stepped coped gables, with western bell turret. Two-cell plan of single-bay chancel and 5-bay nave, with south porch, gothic revival. Chancel has chamfered plinth, with a 3-light east window with label, traceried in C15 style. Lean-to vestry on north side with pointed arch 'Y'-traceried diamond leaded casement in east wall. A 3-cusped-light flat arched window on south side, with simple 4-centre-arched doorway to left. Nave has plinth; plain chamfered lancet windows without labels, that to bay 2 on south side having high cill to accommodate porch to match, with 4-centre moulded outer arch and iron gate. Inside a plainly detailed design. Coved boarded chancel ceiling, blue with gold stars. Typical communion rail of period set across the plain pointed chancel arch. Nave ceiling has queenpost roof trusses. Rear gallery with organ, carried on 2 cast-iron columns. Most fittings of 1840, but pulpit replaced in 1948. One 1797 memorial plaque on north wall, all other memorials C19, mostly post-1840. On rear wall a hatchment of Charles II dated 1660, but overpainted for William in 1695. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p67).

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