MSO11460 - St Mary's Church, Nettlecombe (Building)
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[ST 05683775] St. Mary's Church (NAT).  St Mary's church has an early 15th Century tower and it is probable that the walls of the chancel and nave, although appearing to be no earlier than the 15th Century, may indeed be those of a 13th Century church, or at any rate form the foundations of an earlier building. The rest of the church was much renewed in 1989. [2,3] In normal use.  There was probably a church in Nettlecombe by the late 12th Century and in 1291 it was worth £8. The church was dedicated by 1440. The aisle was probably the chapel which in 1440 was dedicated to St John the Baptist. The rood loft was taken down in 1529-30 when the N nave wall was being demolished. There was a singing loft by 1713.  Graveyard in use since at least medieval times.  Churchyard contains scheduled cross MSO7694.  An oak board records 38 members of the parish who served in WWI. A brass plaque commemorates 9 members of the parish who died during World War Two. A cross and palm leaves are incised above the inscription. The plaque was made by J. Wippell and Co Ltd.  Parish church. C13-C14, West tower rebuilt mid C15, South aisle rebuilt late C15, porch and North aisle circa 1536, North chapel 1531-4, church restored circa 1820-1, clerestory added, chancel altered and vestry added 1858 and 1870. Architects, early C19 Richard Carver, later work by C E Giles under direction of James Babbage. Red sandstone random rubble, squared and coursed on vestry and chancel, slate roofs, coped verges. Further details in DEM3218.  Additional Bibliography. [10-15] The building was visited in December 2013 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6.  A collection of images of the site is held by the Historic England Archive. [17,18] This record was enhanced as part of the National Record of the Historic Environment to Exmoor National Park Historic Environment Record data transfer project. 
- <1> SEM7220 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
- <2> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Vol 77 (1931), p60-62.
- <3> SMO5711 Monograph: Pevsner, N.. 1958. The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset. Penguin Books. 253-4.
- <4> SMO7316 Unpublished document: PALMER, JP. Mid 1960s. Field Investigators Comments. Ordnance Survey visit, F1, 4 May 1965.
- <5> SSO727 Monograph: Allen, N.V.. 1974. Churches and Chapels of Exmoor. Exmoor Press. 69.
- <6> SEM8675 Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. M Aston, 1 December 1976.
- <7> SEM8675 Verbal communication: Various. 1900-. Somerset County Council / South West Heritage Trust staff comments. Chris Webster, 24 July 2002.
- <8> SSO693 Website: Imperial War Museum. United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials.
- <9> SSO673 Index: 21/12/1984. Thirty-first List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Distict of West Somerset (Somerset). p16-18.
- <10> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Vol 54 (1908), p85-87.
- <11> SEM341218 Article in serial: Unknown. 1869. Second Day: Excursion. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 15. Part I, pp 6-22. p 7.
- <12> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Vol 62 (1916), p49, 52-3, 63, 65-8, 73, 79.
- <13> SMO4109 Serial: Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. 1851-. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. Vol 80 (1934), p63-66.
- <14> SMO5316 Serial: Dunning, R. W. (editor). 1985. A History of the County of Somerset. Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. 5. 118-120.
- <15> SEM7229 Monograph: Collinson, J.. 1791 (2006). The History and Antiquities of Somerset. Archive CD Books Ltd. p3, 541-2.
- <16> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <17> SEM341233 Photograph: Hesketh-Roberts, M.. 1999. Job: St Marys Church. Unknown. Colour. Negative.
- <18> SEM341214 Photograph: Messers. Cox Sons & Co.. 1900-1925. Nettlecombe Court and St Mary's Church, taken from the south-east. Unknown. Unknown. Postcard.
- <19> SEM7987 Digital archive: Historic England. Various. National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE) entry. 188331, Updated 26 May 2022.
- <19> SEM8254 Leaflet: Crothers, J. H.. 2003. St Mary's Church Nettlecombe: Church Guide.
|Grid reference||Centred ST 0569 3775 (55m by 58m)|
|Civil Parish||NETTLECOMBE, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (2)
- http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=188331 (Pastscape entry: 188331)
- https://facultyonline.churchofengland.org/CHR/ChurchDetails.aspx?id=604 (CHER ID: 601525)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 375/5/29
- Church Heritage Record ID: 601525
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO10494
- Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MSO7695
- National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE9
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- NBR Index Number: 99/01397
- NRHE HOB UID (Pastscape): 188331
- Somerset SMR PRN: 33834
- Somerset SMR PRN: 34271
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