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Church of St Hugh, Priddy

Description: Church of St Hugh

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 268094

OS Grid Reference: ST5013155663
OS Grid Coordinates: 350131, 155663
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2979, -2.7166

Location: Priddy, Somerset BS40 7XR

Locality: Priddy
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS40 7XR

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Listing Text


2/75 Church of St Hugh
(previously listed in the parish
of Charter house)


Anglican Church. Predominantly 1908 by W D Caroe on a slightly earlier meeting hall core. Roughcast on brick, battered
walls, thin sloping buttresses, stone tiled roof with wide eaves of varying height, hipped roof to vestry, copper clad
fleche with windvane, oak louvres, 2 roughcast chimneys. Continuous nave and chancel, the latter slightly narrower,
vestry of single storey to west end. Arts and Crafts style. Three bay nave, 2 bay chancel, one, 2, 3, 4 and 5-light
casenents, plain and unpainted, except to east end each light with a foiled head, east and west windows with iron
saddle bars and stanchions; square-paned leaded lights. Paired plank doors to north and south of nave, original
ironwork, small circular windows; door in conforming style to vestry. Interior plastered on plank floor with high
quality lined oak fittings and furniture. Walls with simple panelling, at west end enfolding the font to form a war
memorial, octagonal stone font. Nave with arch braced crown post roof; chancel with collar and tie beam roof, with
lower angle braces. Panelled semi-circular head chancel arch with C15 style rood screen; elaborate altar table and
reredos, the former in Celtic style. Nave and vestry with tiled fireplaces. Two readers, chest, lectern, chairs and
organ in Arts and Crafts style. Oil lamps. East and west windows with richly stained glass, the former with the
Nativity, the latter with the Apostles, by Horace Wilkinson. Vestry with iron pump. Formerly the parish church of the
Parish of Charterhouse, now amalgamated with Priddy. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958;
Church Guide).

Listing NGR: ST5013155663

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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