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© Mr Robert Hornyold-Strickland

IoE Number: 267993
Location: CHURCH OF ST VIGOR, CHURCH LANE (north side)
  STRATTON ON THE FOSSE, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Mr Robert Hornyold-Strickland
Date Photographed: 29 November 2005
Date listed: 02 June 1961
Date of last amendment: 02 June 1961
Grade I

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STRATON-ON-THE-FOSSE CPCHURCH LANE (North side)ST65SE13/181Church of St. Vigor2.6.61GVI

STRATON-ON-THE-FOSSE CP CHURCH LANE (North side) ST65SE 13/181 Church of St. Vigor 2.6.61 GV I Anglican Parish Church. Probably C12 origin, minor C14 work, much rebuilt C15/C16, further rebuilding late C18, restored C19. Random and coursed rubble, freestone dressings, slate roofs, coped verges, cruciform finial. Nave with a north aisle and a South porch, chancel, west tower; Perpendicular. Three stage tower, plain parapet, pinnacles, 2-light bell-chamber windows, each light with a semi-circular head, quatrefoil interlace; similar style west window. Three bay nave; south-west corner with carved heads of a former Norman corbel table; 3-light square-headed windows with labels. Elaborate gabled porch with 2-stage corner buttresses, gargoyles, moulded outer door opening, label stops carved as angels, above a canopied niche for a former statue; inside benched on flagstone floor, stoup, plain semi-circular head Norman inner doorway, traceried Perpendicular door. Chancel said to be rebuilt 1765, though 2-light east window with reticulated tracery re-used. North aisle known as Knatchbull Chapel rebuilt 1782, on medieval foundation; 3-light windows with intersecting tracery. Plastered interior on tile and flagstone floors; C18 plastered ceiling to nave with a cornice; similar though more elaborate ceiling to Knatchbull Chapel; chancel with C19 wagon roof. Chancel arch and 2 bay arcade to Knatchbull Chapel Perpendicular; squat tower arch, possible C12 though much rebuilt. Norman tub font; Perpendicular stone pulpit; C16 chest; remainder of fittings C19 including pews, choir stalls, altar rails and decalogue plaques. Many important monuments, mostly to Knatchbull Chapel; 6 slabs, particularly to William Long of 1658 with fine lettering and formerly with brass, now missing; 17 principal wall monuments to Knatchbull and Long families, some of very high quality with figures in relief by T. King of Bath. Royal Arms of 1805. C15 piscina; large quantity of medieval stained glass re-set in windows of Knatchbull Chapel. (Church Guide).

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