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Priory Church of St George, Dunster

Description: Priory Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 May 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 264660

OS Grid Reference: SS9903943663
OS Grid Coordinates: 299039, 143663
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1833, -3.4459

Location: Church Street, Dunster, Somerset TA24 6SH

Locality: Dunster
Local Authority: West Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA24 6SH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Cross in the Churchyard of St George's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


SS 9843-9943 4/28 22.5.69 Priory Church of St George


Predominantly 15th century with evidence of 12th and 13th century work, restored
1875-7 by G E Street. Possesses a monastic choir dating from C13 when Reginald de
Mohun established a Benedictine Priory connected with Bath Abbey. Red sandstone
walling and slate roofs. Cruciform plan with central tower, north and south
transepts. 4-stage embattled tower of 1443 with diagonal buttresses, stair turret,
single bell-chamber windows. Western half of church has traces of Norman work,
elsewhere mainly Perpendicular. Embattled south porch and aisle, 3-light windows
with panel tracery. Fine late 15th century carved oak rood screen with 14 unequal
openings and elaborately carved canopy. Monuments include: stone female, effigy
with canopy (said to be one of the Everard family); the recumbent figures of
Sir Hugh Luttrell and wife (C15); an incised slab with figure of Lady Elizabeth
Luttrell (C15); an altar tomb with two pairs of recumbent figures, also Luttrells.

Listing NGR: SS9904343661

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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