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Church of St Lawrence, Priddy

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 22 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 268099

OS Grid Reference: ST5282851385
OS Grid Coordinates: 352828, 151385
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2597, -2.6774

Locality: Priddy
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA5 3BH

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There is also a scheduled monument, Priddy Glebe Barrow: a Bowl Barrow 25m North of St. Lawrence'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


6/80 Church of St Lawrence


Anglican Parish Church. C13, C14, C15, restored 1881-88. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, coped verges
with cruciform finials, lead sheeting roofs. Nave, chancel, north aisle, north and south transepts, south porch, north
and south chancel chapels, west tower. Perpendicular. Three stage tower, diagonal buttresses with offsets; pierced
parapet; bold corner pinnacles, and intermediate pinnacles all renewed 1705; simple 2-light bell chamber windows with
louvres, on south side with plate tracery; 2-light west window, west door. Porch with parapet and coping, gargoyles,
shafted outer door opening, benched inside on flagstone floor, niches for former statuary, shafted stoup. Similar
parapets and copings to porch continuing over transepts and chapels on north and south sidesi 2 and 3-light windows in
a variety of Perpendicular styles, some with square heads, some labels, in chancel early C14 lancet windows. Priests
door to south chapel. Interior plastered on flag stone, wood block and tile floors. C19 roofs, to nave and chancel
wagon, to aisle and chapels panelled lean-to. Aisle with stone bench to wall. North aisle arcade of 2:1 bays, piers to
west of 4-clustered shafts, pier to east broad and chamfered; simple archway between aisle and north chapel. Broad
archways to north and south chancel chapels, the former panelled, the latter shafted; south transept with broad shafted
archway, stone benches. Triple chamfered tower arch without capitals; broad panelled chancel arch. Norman tub font; C19
cover in medieval style. Some C14 corbels carved as heads to nave and aisle. Good C15 rood and parclose screens. C13
grave cover with foliated cross re-used to form rere-arch in the chancel. Remains of niche adjacent to east window.
Unusual C15 stone pulpit, probably formed by the remains of the rood stair. Jacobean altar table, pulpit and chest. Cl9
pews, screen, choir stalls, altar rails, lectern and organ. C18 and C19 memorial tablets to aisle. Incised Commandments
adjacent to east window. Under tower a plaque marking restoration in 1705. Framed C15 altar frontal. (Pevsner,
Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5282551386

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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