Church of All Saints, Closworth
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Church of All Saints, Closworth
Church of All Saints
Closworth church.jpg
LocationClosworth, Somerset, England
Coordinates50°53?18?N 2°37?17?W / 50.8884°N 2.6213°W / 50.8884; -2.6213Coordinates: 50°53?18?N 2°37?17?W / 50.8884°N 2.6213°W / 50.8884; -2.6213
Listed Building - Grade II*
Official name: Church of All Saints
Designated19 April 1961[1]
Reference no.1057233
Church of All Saints, Closworth is located in Somerset
Church of All Saints, Closworth
Location of Church of All Saints in Somerset

The Church of All Saints in Closworth, Somerset, England was built in the 13th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.[1]

History

The church was built in the 13th century and added to in the 15th. It underwent a Victorian restoration in 1875.[1]

The parish is part of the Coker Ridge benefice within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[2]

Architecture

The hamstone building has clay tile roofs. It consists of a four-bay nave and single-bay chancel. The four-stage west tower is supported by angle buttresses.[1]

Inside the church are a 17th century wooden pulpit and 15th century octagonal font.[1]

In the churchyard is the shaft from a 15th century hamstone cross.[3]

Thomas Purdue, of the famous Purdue bell-founding family, is buried in the churchyard.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Church of All Saints". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "All Saints". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Churchyard cross, 10 metres West of the Church of All Saints". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Closworth and Purdue Bell Founders". www.treblesgoing.org.uk. Retrieved .

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