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© Mr Kees Ter Braak

IoE Number: 265050
Location: CHURCH OF ST GEORGE, CHURCH LANE (south side)
Photographer: Mr Kees Ter Braak
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 22 May 1969
Date of last amendment: 22 May 1969
Grade I

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ST13NW BICKNOLLER CPCHURCH LANE (South side10/1Church of St George22.5.69

ST13NW BICKNOLLER CP CHURCH LANE (South side 10/1 Church of St George 22.5.69 GV I Parish Church, C15 and C16, perhaps incorporating some C12 work, restored 1871-2 by J D Sedding. Red sandstone random rubble, squared and coursed North aisle, C19 slate roofs, decorative ridge tiles, coped verges. 4-bay nave, chancel, South porch, West tower, 4-bay North aisle. Crenellated 3 stage tower, diagonal buttresses, string course with gargoyles at corners, 2-light bell opening, lancet second stage, 3-light West window, square crenellated stair turret North East lit on corner. Nave, crenellated quatrefoil pierced perlons, 4-light Tudor arch head to right of gabled 2-storey porch, crenellated returns with quatrefoil pierced perlons, string course with gargoyles, setback buttresses, lit on right return only, large head stone with eroded inscription on left return, C19 moulded opening, niche with statue abcve. C19 door. Chancel 4- and 3- light windows flanking priests door, large 5-light East window, lover portion blocked with inserted decorative panels, steeply chamfered plinth; on North wall of chancel and North aisle all 3-light, latter between set back buttresses. Crenellated pierced merlons, door at west end. Interior: rendered. Standard Perpendicular arcade and piers with foliage capitals, pointed tower arch in 3 orders with very large chamfer, rear wave moulded, lowest order possibly cut in. C19 open ribbed wagon roofs, C12 pillar piscina in chancel. Altar, stone slab steeply chamfered corners, perhaps the top of a chest tomb or maybe a pre-Reformation altar. 3-bay screen with double doors and fan vaulting, much restored, reputed to have cone from Huish Champflower 1726. Early C16 and early C20 bench ends. Painted and gilded wall tablet to John Sweeting of Thorncombe, died 1688, (Photographs in NMR; VCH, Somerset Vol 5, forthcoming; Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958.

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