Barrington,  Somerset  -  St Mary Church
13th century

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Notes in italics from South and West Somerset by Nikolaus Pevsner (1958)
Yale University Press, New Haven and London

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A picturesque sight from the village, with its group of N transept, N porch, and crossing tower. Essentially C13. To this belong its crossing tower, see its inner arches (double-chamfered, no capitals or imposts) and its lancet windows. The top parts added in the C15 (two-light bell-openings and battlements). C13 also the transepts (see e.g. the corbel table).

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The S transept S window has typical late C13 tracery (three lights, the first and third lancets, the middle one lower with a large circle above which is six-foiled). ... Perp nave. Perp N porch with ogee gable to the doorway and several thin triangular shafts above. Well-moulded doorway. S aisle of 1860.


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