Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough

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Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Location Emborough, Somerset, England
Coordinates 51°15′36″N 2°33′14″W / 51.26000°N 2.55389°W / 51.26000; -2.55389Coordinates: 51°15′36″N 2°33′14″W / 51.26000°N 2.55389°W / 51.26000; -2.55389
Built 12th century
Governing body Churches Conservation Trust
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Designated 2 June 1961[1]
Reference No. 268069
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough is located in Somerset
Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough
Location of Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Somerset

The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Emborough, Somerset, England is medieval in origin but underwent extensive renovation in the 18th century. It is designated as a Grade II* listed building.[1] It is a redundant church in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.[2] It was declared redundant on 1 August 1978, and was vested in the Trust on 19 December 1979.[3]

It was originally built in the 12th century, with 14th and 18th-century alterations and some further restoration in the 19th century.[1]

The inside includes a Georgian gallery and a cast iron "Gurney Stove".[4]

The recent colour washing of the wall returned the church to its appearance before its Victorian restoration.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c English Heritage, "Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough (1177590)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 10 July 2013 
  2. ^ "Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Emborough, Somerset". Churches Conservation Trust. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Diocese of Bath and Wells: All Schemes (PDF), Church Commissioners/Statistics, Church of England, 2011, p. 3, retrieved 31 March 2011 
  4. ^ Reid, Robert Douglas (1979). Some buildings of Mendip. The Mendip Society. ISBN 0-905459-16-4. 
  5. ^ Dunning, Robert (2007). Somerset Churches and Chapels: Building Repair and Restoration. Halsgrove. p. 15. ISBN 978-1841145921.