Church of St Mary the Virgin, Batcombe

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Church of St Mary the Virgin
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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Batcombe is located in Somerset
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Batcombe
Location within Somerset
General information
Town or cityBatcombe, Somerset
Coordinates51°08′57″N 2°26′38″W / 51.1493°N 2.4439°W / 51.1493; -2.4439
Construction started15th century
Completed16th century

The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Batcombe, Somerset, England, dates from the 15th and 16th centuries and was restored in the 19th. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[1]

The church is built of limestone from the Doulting Stone Quarry. The tower, which has triple belfry openings,[2] contains five bells dating from 1760 and made by Thomas Bilbie, of the Bilbie family, in Cullompton.[3]

The interior of the church includes an octagonal font. The stained glass windows include one at the eastern end of the south aisle by Heaton, Butler and Bayne which was installed around 1896 and the east window from 1930 by Archibald Keightley Nicholson.[1]

The churchyard contains the war grave of a Royal Navy sailor of World War I.[4]

The parish is part of the deanery of Bruton and Cary within the Wells Archdeanery.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Church of St. Mary the Virgin". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-10-05.
  2. ^ "Batcombe St. Mary the Virgin". Dawson heritage. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ Moore, James; Rice, Roy; Hucker, Ernest (1995). Bilbie and the Chew Valley clock makers. The authors. ISBN 0-9526702-0-8.
  4. ^ [1] CWGC casualty record.
  5. ^ "The Blessed Virgin Mary, Batcombe". Church of England. Retrieved 17 October 2012.