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Church of St Peter and St Paul, Brympton

Description: Church of St Peter and St Paul

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 263482

OS Grid Reference: ST5150316860
OS Grid Coordinates: 351503, 116860
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9491, -2.6917

Location: A3088, Brympton, Somerset BA22 8SU

Locality: Brympton
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8SU

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Listing Text

3/27 Church of St Peter and St Paul
Anglican parish church. C14 or earlier origins, but rebuilt 1865 by Benjamin Ferrey, incorporating some old fragments.
Ham stone roughly cut and squared ashlar dressings; plain clay tiled roof between coped gables. Two cell plan of single
bay chancel and 3-bay nave, with south porch and west bull turret. Chancel has chamfered plinth, cill course and eaves
course with ball flower ornament, side buttresses; 3-light east window with Geometric style tracery, label with
headstops, and single plain lancet in north and south walls; nave has plinth, moulded eaves course, buttresses at
junction with chancel and to sides at west end: 2-light windows with various types of tracery, all with headstop
labels; west window 3-light Geometric style above which is the belfry, oblong with pitched roof, on carved corbel base,
with one arched opening to north and south and two to east and west. South porch has low wide pointed arch on scalloped
corbels, with headstop label inner arch plain. Inside, chancel has arched scissor braced roof, rere-arches to windows
including shafts and moulding to east window; timber panelled reredos and typical C19 fittings; chancel arch of 2
orders with single C12 type shafts. Nave has king post truss roof, and rather wide splays to windows. Of the fittings,
a stoup by the south door partly old, and the font, possibly C12, is a circular tub with chamfered plinth, cable mould
and ring of incised ornament at top including crosses; otherwise fittings C19 or C20 (news). Several reclaimed
memorials, including floor slabs of 1663 and 1771. Small print of single cell pre-1865 church in nave. First recorded
rector before 1420. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5150316860

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Source: English Heritage

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