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IoE Number: 33455
Location: ST GEORGE'S CHURCH, CHURCH ROAD (south east side)
Photographer: Mr Derek Evans LRPS
Date Photographed: 07 June 2001
Date listed: 11 October 1961
Date of last amendment: 11 October 1961
Grade II*

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ST 57 NWEASTON-IN-GORDANOCHURCH ROAD (south-east side)2/59St. George's Church11.10.61-II*

ST 57 NW EASTON-IN-GORDANO CHURCH ROAD (south-east side) 2/59 St. George's Church 11.10.61 - II* Parish Church (Anglican). C14 and C15, mostly rebuilt and restored in 1871-72 by Ewan Christian (replacing a church of 1827 by Edward Bridges). West tower, nave with clerestorey, north and south aisle, south porch, chancel and vestry. Coursed rubble with freestone dressings; slate roofs behind embattled parapets. An unusual west tower of 3 stages with set-back buttresses; embattled parapet with blank arcading and an image niche in the centre of each side, pinnacles; 2-light bell chamber openings with ogee heads to the tracery; 2-light windows on second stage have transoms and ogee heads to the lights, tracery of small quatrefoiled circles in spandrels to lower lights and louvres to upper lights; projecting polygonal stair turret at north-east, blank arcading, embattled parapet and spire. Nave: three 2-light windows with cusped heads to the lights. North and south aisles: 2- and 3-light windows with thin tracery; rainwater heads dated 1871; lean to roofs. Projecting gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses. Interior. 3 bay arcade with hollow chamfered arches and octagonal shafts. C14 tower arch of 4 chamfered orders on a semi-octagonal responds; ogee headed doorway to stair turret on north pier. All fittings are 1871-72. Font, pulpit and reredos are of elaborately detailed marble with figure scenes on the pulpit and reredos. Monuments. Chancel: Roger Soudon, died 1703, ashlar, Corinthian columns on gadrooned bases, half-relief of Soudon in clerical dress, cherubs and skull below; Thomas Morgan, died 1723, marble and ashlar, fluted columns and heraldry. Tower: Mary Morgan, died 1710, baroque, ashlar, 2 Corinthian columns on grotesque corbels, segmental pediment and heraldry; Mary Morgan, died 1701). North aisle: Cordelia Wilkins, died 1774, by Allen of Bristol, marble inscribed tablet, urn and heraldry. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

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