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IoE Number: 266712
Location: CHURCH OF ST GILES, CHURCH WALK (north side)
  LEIGH ON MENDIP, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 10 November 2007
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 11 March 1968
Grade I

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LEIGH-ON-MENDIP CPCHURCH WALK (North Side)ST64NE2/13Church of St 6iles

LEIGH-ON-MENDIP CP CHURCH WALK (North Side) ST64NE 2/13 Church of St 6iles 11.3.68 GV I Parish Church. Circa 1350, rebuilt c1500. Doulting rubble and ashlar, slate and lead roofs. Clerestoried nave of 3-bays, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel, west tower; Perpendicular. 3-stage tower has paired set-back buttresses connected across the angle terminating in 2 sets of pinnacles, the hiqher placed diagonally; 2 further pinnacles between each standing above embattled parapets pierced by quatrefoils. Triple bell openings of 2-lights filled by a dense quatrefoil interlace, identical blank lights set directly below. Ogee gable to the west doorway, above 4-light window. Nave and chancel have parapets with pierced quatrefoils, 3-light windows under square and pointed heads respectively. 5-light east window. Scraped interior, elaborate tie beam roof to both nave and chancel, (the latter more elaborate) decorated with figures of angels; north and south aisles have lean to roofs of similar design, unfinished fan vault to tower. Nave has arcade of 3-bays, pointed arches on slender 4-hollow piers, chancel arch and aisle chapel arches of similar type; tower arch has wave moulding. Upper and lower entrances to rood, scalloped C11 foot with Jacobean cover and medieval glass incorporated in west windows. South aisle contains 2 piscinae and aumbray; C12 stone figures of St Catherine on sill of south-east window. Chancel has priest's door to south; angelic corbels for lentern veil, Jacobean chair. 3 aediculated wall plaques of C18 in chancel and north and south aisles.

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