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Church of St Luke and St Andrew, Priston

Description: Church of St Luke and St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 32725

OS Grid Reference: ST6929060417
OS Grid Coordinates: 369290, 160417
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3420, -2.4423

Location: Summerlea, Priston, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 9EF

Locality: Priston
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 9EF

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Listing Text

ST 66 SE PRISTON C.P. CHURCH VIEW (south side)

Church of St. Luke and St. Andrew
1.2.54 (formerly listed as Church of
St Luke)
G.V. I
Anglican Parish Church. C12 origins, probable C14 phase, tower rebuilt 1750s,
major restoration, largely neo-Norman 1861 for Rev. J. Hammond. Rubble with
freestone dressings, ashlar, slate roofs. Nave, north vestry, central tower,
chancel. Gabled nave has to south 2 round head lancets, one filling larger
round head window, quoins, elaborate corbel table of grotesques carries parapet,
gabled west end has 3-light Perpendicular window under hoodmould with figurative
finial, clasping north buttress, north side has 2 lancets as south, central
gabled north vestry has one smaller round head lancet, shallow gabled south porch
has chamfered pointed arch below a tablet bearing text: "Priston repent/and
believe the/Gospel Thomas/Wats Preacher/of the Word of/God departed ye/world
2 of Nov. 1589", cornice, parapet. Ashlar central tower of 3 stages was dated
175- (no longer legible), 2 storey first stage has to south 2 round headed lancets
in wider blocked openings below 2 two-light windows with Y-tracery, to north plain
apart from a pointed stair door with lateral steps, very heavy moulded cornice,
then second stage with one similar window, blocked to west and north, to east is
clock face of 1813, third stage has 2 similar windows per side, louvred, above
them a balustraded parapet with corner piers surmounted by urn finials, fine large
weathercock. Gabled ashlar chancel with weathered coped parapet and quatrefoil
pierced parapet has, to south, two 2-light windows with cusped lights and a
cinquefoil between below a continuous string, central ogee-headed priests door
with hoodmould and finial, similar to north, diagonal buttresses 3-light window to
east with reticulated tracery. Interior: within porch is a round headed south
door on colonnettes with scallop capitals above is an empty cusped and crocketed
ogee image niche, fine nail and plank door with fish tail bands and elaborate
hinges, huge timber lock intact, aggressive neo-Norman tower arches and tower
window arcade, cusped rere-arches to chancel windows, restored piscina on fluted
shafts. Fittings: octagonal, Perpendicular font, cusped panels to shafts,
heraldry above. Monuments: Many Vaughan Jenkins tablets, best in the nave.
(Sources: N. Pevsner. The Buildings of England : North Somerset and Bristol,

Listing NGR: ST6929160424

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Source: English Heritage

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