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Church of St Peter, Englishcombe

Description: Church of St Peter

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32502

OS Grid Reference: ST7160562886
OS Grid Coordinates: 371605, 162886
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3643, -2.4092

Location: Englishcombe, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 9DU

Locality: Englishcombe
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 9DU

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Listing Text

1.2.56 Church of St. Peter

Parish church. Late C12; chancel altered early C14; late C15 alterations to
nave and south chapel; restored 1885 and south porch added. Consists of nave,
south chapel and south porch, central tower and chancel. Coursed, squared
freestone and rubble with freestone dressings; slate roof over nave and lead
roof over chancel. Tower of 3 stages on a plinth; thin clasping buttresses
to upper 2 stages embattled parapet and pinnacles; single-light opening with
cusped head on second stage and 2-light bell-chamber opening with pierced
lozenge panels; square projecting stairtower to first stage at north-east.
Nave: 2-light clerestorey window on south side with 4-centred heads; 3-light
C19 mullion and transom west window in a late Perpendicular style; two
3-light late Perpendicular style north windows under 4-centred heads;
buttresses with off-sets between; blocked north door in chamfered and 4-centre
headed surround. The rubble-built south chapel has a flat roof concealed
behind an ashlar embattled parapet; angle buttresses with off-sets; and a
4-light window with cinquefoil heads and under a square dripmould having
lozenge stops. Chancel: corbel table with carved human and beasts' heads,
some plain on the north side; 2-light south window with trefoil heads and
quatrefoil light above; 3-light east window of reticulated tracery, a
continuous string course rises to form angle buttresses over the windows;
angle buttresses with off-sets on east end rising to form pinnacles, embattled
gable on east end rising to form pinnacles, embattled gable between. South
porch of ashlar with an embattled parapet; moulded and pointed doorway.
Interior. South chapel has triple chamfered arch from nave; panelled
reveals to window and squint to porch formed of 2 ogival triangles; ogee-
headed piscina. The tower arches to the nave and chancel have attached half-
columns, scalloped capitals, decorative scallops to north-west and monster's
face on column at north-east; the arches above are later, double-chamfered and
pointed. On north side of tower are 2 arches of a blank arcade decorated with
3-dimensional carving of 2 rows of zig-zag with beading between; columns with
cushion, scalloped and carved head capitals; the arcade continues behind the
north-west pier of the tower. Chancel: roll moulded inner moulding to
windows; scalloped capital at north west; on east face of the tower arch is a
mediaeval statue either of the infant Christ or from a tomb. (N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST7160462886

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Source: English Heritage

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