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St Mary Magadalene

 

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  • St Mary Magadalene, Taunton

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  • Constructed from sandstone, the tower of St Mary Magdalene is considered one of the best examples of a Somerset Tower, a type of Perpendicular Gothic tower. In terms of scale and craftsmanship, it is second only to Wells Cathedral.
  • Due to the construction of the structure in sandstone and the gradual erosion of the Ham Hill stonework by the elements it was rebuilt in its entirety by Ferrey and Scott between 1858 and 1862 with as much of the original stone as possible reused.

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Architect
Benjamin Ferrey
Giles Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
6149
First Uploaded
15-08-2009
Last Editorial Date
15-08-2009
 

Building Location

Address
Church Square, Taunton. TA1
Council
Taunton Deane Borough Council
County
Somerset
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1108
Completion date
1508
Renovation Date
1862
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
50.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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