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Church of St Peter, North Petherton

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 269322

OS Grid Reference: ST3010731136
OS Grid Coordinates: 330107, 131136
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0753, -2.9990

Location: Church Road, North Petherton, Somerset TA7 0BG

Locality: North Petherton
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 0BG

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Listing Text


8/60 Church of St. Peter



Anglican church. Tower postulated of Saxon origin, altered 1635; remainder completely rebuilt for Rev. Thomas Eaton,
1885. Coursed and squared rubble, freestone dressings, coped verges, tile roofs. Nave, chancel, North and South aisles,
North vestry, West tower porch. Tower with Perpendicular features, remainder in an Early English style. Tower of 2
stages with a parapet and moulded coping, 2 and 3-light ovolo-moulded stone mullioned windows with labels, leaded
lights, slit window to North face on upper stage; 4-centred arch door opening in a moulded surround to West, plank
door. Remainder of building with lancets, grouped; buttresses, offsets; vestry with chimney, rose window. Benched porch
on flag floor, Jacobean panelling, moulded inner doorway, paired plank doors. Interior plastered on flag and tile
floors. Broad chancel arch. Salient features the items of Jacobean furniture including an arcaded rood screen with
heavy moulded cornice supported on 4 caryatids, 3 of which are said to represent Three Virtues; carved reader; carved
pulpit, dated 1637; carved door to vestry with relief depicting parable of Wise and Foolish Virgins; reredos and altar
constructed of re-used panelling; table; 2 carved chairs. Medieval consecration cross on south wall of south aisle.
Painting of interior ante restoration by W. Cartright, C17 coffin stool and chest, C19 pews, choir stalls, altar rails
and font. Simple C19 stained glass, in Early English style, particularly to chancel. Jacobean work executed for Sir
Thomas Wroth (Church Guide; VCH forthcoming).

Listing NGR: ST3010731136

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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