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Church of St Mary
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Charlton Mackrell (geograph 4570845).jpg
Location Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, England
Built 13th century
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of St Mary
Designated 17 April 1959
Reference no. 1056728

The Anglican Church of St Mary in Charlton Mackrell, Somerset, England was built in the 13th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.

History

The church was built in the 13th century and restored in the 1790s and 1840s. The tracery of the window of the transept was installed about 1330, however the original glass is no longer in place.

The 1840 restoration included the removal of the singing gallery and extensive reconstruction and the addition of a vestry on the north side.

The parish is part of the benefice of Somerton with the Charltons and Kingsdon within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Architecture

The hamstone building has slate roofs. The chancel has corner buttresses as does the south transept. The tower has gargoyles on the outside and six bells within.

Inside the church is a 13th-century circular font, while most of the decoration and stained glass is from the 19th century Victorian restoration.

See also

  • List of ecclesiastical parishes in the Diocese of Bath and Wells
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