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Church of St Mary Magdalene
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Location Sparkford, Somerset, England
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of St Mary Magdalene
Designated 24 March 1961
Reference no. 1243352
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The Anglican Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sparkford, Somerset, England was built in the 14th century. It is a Grade II* listed building.

History

The church was built in the 14th century. In 1824 the church was restored and the nave rebuilt.

The parish is part of the Cam Vale benefice within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.

Architecture

The stone building has hamstone dressings and slate roofs. It consists of a three-bay nave and a two-bay chancel with a small chapel and organ to the south. The three-stage tower has an embattled parapet and is supported by corner buttresses.

Most of the interior fittings are from the 19th century, but it does have a 17th-century altar table and pulpit. There are also unusual cast iron benchends.

See also

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