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IoE Number: 32345
Photographer: Mr John Peters
Date Photographed: 08 February 2007
Date listed: 01 February 1956
Date of last amendment: 01 February 1956
Grade I

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ST 7458WELLOW C.P.HIGH STREET(North side)12/71.2.56Parish Church of St. JulianG.V.

ST 7458 WELLOW C.P. HIGH STREET (North side) 12/7 1.2.56 Parish Church of St. Julian G.V. I Parish Church of St. Julian. Founded prior to C12th; it is suggested but without evidence that the present church was built c.1372 by Sir Thomas Hungerford; late C14th/C15th; restored with new chancel, 1845 by B. Ferrey; present chancel 1889-90 by Bodley and Garner; recent restoration completed 1952 by W. Caroe, the younger. West tower. Nave with clerestory (1430), North and South aisles; South Porch; Chancel, North (Hungerford) Chapel. Ashlar; partly rubble to porch and east part of south aisle; Cotswold stone slate roofs with slate roof to chancel. Embattled parapets. West Tower: 3 stages, set back buttresses with off-sets which turn into diagonal pinnacles in upper stages; embattled parapet with pinnacles; square stair turret on south-east corner, terminates as octagon; 3-light window to bell chamber with cusped heads; similar but larger window with transom to west; west door has hollow chamfer and ogee moulded surround with 4-centred arch lintel and drip mould, arms carved in spandrels, heads as label stops (1975) are Edward Henderson, Bishop of Bath and Wells and Major Horton-Fawkes, patron of the living. South aisle: Two 3-light windows to west of porch with 4-centre arch lintels, drip moulds with diamond label stops; to east of porch 4-light square headed window with cusped heads, drip mould and carved label stops; angle buttress with pinnacle to west, low buttress to east with scratch dial. North aisle: 3- and 4-light square headed windows. Rood stair turret: c. 1430-50; projects in re-entrant angle between south aisle and chancel; polygonal east face; embattled parapet with pinnacle. Chancel: in matching Perpendicular style; 3-light windows under 4-centred arch lintels; decorative finial on apex of east gable; 5-light east window. South Porch: Rendered to front; diagonal buttresses with pinnacles; ashlar plain parapet which is ramped up at front to form concave sided gable, central pinnacle and niche below containing modern (?C19th) figure of St. Julian; embattled parapets to sides; heavily moulded door surround. Interior South Porch. Fine C 14th south door with 6-lights of blank panels below and reticulated cusped tracery above; heavily moulded, restored door surround; 2 carved niches above; carved angel corbels to proch roof. Nave. 4 bays with typical Perpendicular moulding of 4 hollows and 4 engaged columns; panelled and decorated Perpendicular roof (restored) with corbels, carved as angels; many Perpendicular benches with poppy heads and simple panelled tracery on ends, (Some on fronts or backs). Tower. Arch of similar Perpendicular moulding; tierceron vault with central bell rope opening. Rood. Finely carved and decorated Perpendicular rood screen of c.1430; rood loft and rood itself are by W. Caroe, the younger, 1952. Squints to either side of rood screen, with cusped heads. Chancel. c.1889-90 with fittings of that date; 8 carved heads, early C14th, of kings and bishops set below first south window; 4 further heads, 2 to either side of east window; restored piscina. North (Hungerford) Chapel: c.1443; moulded, carved and painted screen; panelled and decorated roof; probably Easter Sepulchre in north wall, panels of quatrefoils below, 4-centred arch head with cusped panels, inscription (about building of chapel) reads "For the love of Jesu and Mary's sake Pray for them that this lete make"; on east, wall paintings of c.1500 of Christ and 12 Apostles; carved and painted niche head in north-east corner, tomb chest to Dorothy Popham, 1614, heavily mannered Jacobean Ionic columns and entablature, strapwork and arms above; other tablets to the Hungerfords, Ursula (1645), Susanna (1652), Giles (1638). North aisle: carved effigy of priest, c.1400 in 4 centred arch headed recess; Font at west end, possibly c.1250 on Romanesque base, 8 lobed bowl on circular foot with 8 attached shafts; painted ogee shaped cover, 1623. South aisle. Monument to John Hodson, 1733 with oredicule Warrior Chapel at east end - elaborate cartouche to Thomas Scudamore, 1718; piscina. Pevsner (1958) Buildings of England: North Somerset and Bristol.

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