ST5434 : St Dunstan's Church

near to Baltonsborough, Somerset, Great Britain

St Dunstan's Church
St Dunstan's Church
The church dates from the fifteenth century and is a complete work of one period.
Both nave and chancel have waggon roofs of rather low pitch and are covered externally with stone tiles.
The chancel roof has three purlins, the side purlins being nearer to the walls than the centre line of the roof. There is a rich wall plate with three hollow mouldings, each containing carved paterae or leaf ornaments, with an angel at the spring of each base. There are carved bosses at the intersections of the ribs.
The nave roof is similar, except that the wall plate is plain and without angels. At its eastern side, however, there is an interesting and valuable enriched section with eleven short purlins dividing this section into twenty four small rectangular compartments. The reason for this particular enrichment is the desire to form a kind of canopy of honour over the great Rood and its accompanying figures, which stood on a loft on the screen. The existing screen is modern.
The above is an extract from a report written on the church in 1922.
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