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IoE Number: 268455
Photographer: Dr Neil Bentham
Date Photographed: 24 April 2004
Date listed: 25 February 1988
Date of last amendment: 25 February 1988
Grade II*

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LAMYATT CPST63NELAMYATT VILLAGE8/240Church of St Mary and St John2.6.61

LAMYATT CP ST63NE LAMYATT VILLAGE 8/240 Church of St Mary and St John 2.6.61 GV II* Anglican parish church. C13, C14, C15, C19 restoration, Coursed rubble and some ashlar, freestone dressings, slate roofs to coped verges, finials. Nave, chancel, north and south porches, south vestry, west tower. Predominantly Perpendicular. Plain C13 west tower, 2 stages, pyramidal roof, pennant windvane, blank parapet with coping, 3 large corner gargoyles, simple one and 2-light bell-chamber windows, some with cusped lights, renewed; bold diagonal 2-stage buttresses to west on lowest stage, lancet west window, above 2 stone faces set into the wall, C13, a man and a woman, possibly reused; to south a doorway at ringing-chamber stage, chamfered freestone surround, divided plank door reached by an external iron staircase, C19, though restored. Three bay nave, good 3-light pointed-head traceried windows, 2 stage buttresses. Gabled north porch, moulded inner and outer doorways; benched inside on a flagstone floor stoup, stone-vaulted roof with ribs, C17 studded outer door with strap fringes, paired C19 ribbed inner doors. Small gabled south porch, moulded inner and outer doorways with 4-centred arch heads; flagstone floor, stone-vaulted roof with ribs, ornamental corbels, C19 ribbed inner door. Chancel blank on north and south sides, C19 neo-Perpendicular west window. Small low vestry with a cusped single- light window to east. Plastered interior on flagstone floors. Panelled chancel arch; double-chamfered squat tower arch, chamfers dying into the imposts. Good moulded tie-leaf roof to nave, part C15, part C19; chancel with arch-braced collar-beam roof, C19, though may include earlier work. Norman tub font with cable banding, C17 tester. C18 chest. Other fittings of high quality late C19 work, in medieval style including pews, altar, altar rails, stone reredos, and choir stalls. Early C18 memorial over north door; good C18 memorial to chance in moulded architrave. Five early/mid C19 wall monuments by Chapman of Frome, Reeves of Bath, and Rogers of Bath. Sole stained glass to south nave window, the story of St Christopher. (Photograph of scratch-dial in NMR; Illustrated John Buckler, 1833).

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