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© Mr Michael Cook

IoE Number: 264336
Location: CHURCH OF ST CATHERINE, CHURCH STREET (north side)
  DRAYTON, SOUTH SOMERSET, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Cook
Date Photographed: 23 April 2003
Date listed: 17 April 1959
Date of last amendment: 17 April 1959
Grade I

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ST4024DRAYTON CPCHURCH STREET (North side)7/16Church of St. Catherine17.4.59

ST4024 DRAYTON CP CHURCH STREET (North side) 7/16 Church of St. Catherine 17.4.59 GV I Anglican parish church. C15, restored 1855 by Maurice Davis of Langport and 1896. Coursed and squared lias rubble, Hamstone dressings, slate and lead-sheeting roofs, coped verges, finials. Perpendicular. Nave, chancel, north aisle, north vestry, south porch, west tower. Two stage tower, small diagonal buttresses to bottom stage, embattled parapet, stair-turret, gargoyles, openwork iron spirelet with weathercock, 2-light bell-chamber windows with stone quatrefoil grilles, embattled parapet, stair-turret, gargoyles, openwork iron spirelet with scrolly iron ties, 3-light west window, pointed-arch west doorway, moulded surround, plank door with iron strap hinges. Four bay nave, 3-light windows, slender buttresses; gabled porch with a moulded outer doorway, simple chamfered inner doorway, carved heads as label stops, plank door with scrolly iron hinges. Embattled 4-bay north aisle, 3-light Perpendicular windows except west window which has reticulated tracery under a depressed-arch head, c1350, buttresses ashlar stack. Simple late C19 vestry, chancel with 2-light windows, deep 4- light traceried window to east end, Priest's door to the south. Interior plastered on flagstone floors. Unceiled wagon roof to nave, (C17?), lean-to roof to aisle incorporating early work, ceiled wagon roof to chancel. Panelled chancel arch, in its imposts 2 niches facing each other. Moulded tower arch. Four bay arcade to aisle, piers of 4-hollows section. Norman tub font. Piscina. Aumbrey to aisle. Pair of coffin stools dated 1739. Jacobean altar table. C18 wrought-iron parclose screen. C19 pine pews, and carved wooden pulpit. Early C20 work including tower screen; choir stalls and readers by Martin Travers. C18 strong box. C18 wall monument, 2 principal C19 wall monuments. Four mid/late C19 stained glass windows, 2 fine C20 windows.

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