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Church of St Andrew, Compton Bishop

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 268803

OS Grid Reference: ST3959655392
OS Grid Coordinates: 339596, 155392
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2944, -2.8677

Location: Church Lane, Compton Bishop, Somerset BS26 2HF

Locality: Compton Bishop
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS26 2HF

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Listing Text


1/145 Church of St Andrew



Parish church. C13, C15, C19 restoration. Coursed and squared rubble, slate and double Roman tile roofs, coped verges.
Nave, chancel, north aisle, south porch, west tower. Predominantly Perpendicular. Plain 3-stage tower with angled
buttresses and a stair turret, 2 light bell-openings to top stage, pierced parapet, corner pinnacles. Nave and aisle
with 2 and 3-light Perpendicular windows; similar 5-light east windows. C13 outer doorway to porch with a trefoiled
arch on 3 detached Purbeck shafts, inner doorway on one order of similar shafts. Two bay chancel with small plain
2-light windows, each light with a trefoiled head. Earliest internal feature the Norman tub font with a cover dated
1617. Double chamfered chancel arch of C13 on leaf corbels, contemporary the double piscina and aumbry. Four bay arcade
to aisle with piers of 4 clustered shafts, arches with 2 quadrant mouldings, c1400, though restored. Fine C15 pulpit
with tracery panels, carved friezes and cresting; above the pulpit a large pedimented wall monument to William Prowse
of 1751. Five further C19 wall monuments, and a wooden panel commemorating the establishment of a charity. C17 chest.
Some stained glass to east window of 1375. Arched braced roofs, earliest to chancel, that to nave of C19.

Listing NGR: ST3959655393

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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