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The Church of St Mary Magdalene

 

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  • The Church of St Mary Magdalene

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  • Originally a Saxon minster of some importance that lost its position in the Norman invasion, the church was constantly rebuilt all the way from the 10th century until the reformation with the tower still reportedly unfinished in 1541.
  • Apart from Saxon foundations and a few Norman doorways, the church was almost entirely built over the hundred year period starting in 1441.
  • The church register begins in 540 A.D and has been continuously updated since making it one of the oldest in the world. St Mary Magdalene contains numerous other treasures too including a Jacobean bible and lectern and a stone stool in the chancel to seat criminals seeking sanctuary.

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Reference Data

Reference No.
6155
First Uploaded
19-08-2009
Last Editorial Date
20-08-2009
 

Building Location

Address
High Street, Chewton Mendip. BA3
Council
Mendip District Council
County
Avon
Region
South West
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1441
Completion date
1541
Renovation Date
1865
Heritage Status
Grade I
Style
Gothic

Roof Height (AGL)
38.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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