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Priory Church of St George

A Grade I Listed Building in Dunster, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1833 / 51°10'59"N

Longitude: -3.4459 / 3°26'45"W

OS Eastings: 299039

OS Northings: 143664

OS Grid: SS990436

Mapcode National: GBR LK.5QV1

Mapcode Global: VH6GM.7J58

Entry Name: Priory Church of St George

Listing Date: 22 May 1969

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1057646

English Heritage Legacy ID: 264660

Location: Dunster, West Somerset, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Dunster

Built-Up Area: Dunster

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


SS 9843-9943 4/28 22.5.69 Priory Church of St George


Predominantly 15th century with evidence of 12th and 13th century work, restored
1875-7 by G E Street. Possesses a monastic choir dating from C13 when Reginald de
Mohun established a Benedictine Priory connected with Bath Abbey. Red sandstone
walling and slate roofs. Cruciform plan with central tower, north and south
transepts. 4-stage embattled tower of 1443 with diagonal buttresses, stair turret,
single bell-chamber windows. Western half of church has traces of Norman work,
elsewhere mainly Perpendicular. Embattled south porch and aisle, 3-light windows
with panel tracery. Fine late 15th century carved oak rood screen with 14 unequal
openings and elaborately carved canopy. Monuments include: stone female, effigy
with canopy (said to be one of the Everard family); the recumbent figures of
Sir Hugh Luttrell and wife (C15); an incised slab with figure of Lady Elizabeth
Luttrell (C15); an altar tomb with two pairs of recumbent figures, also Luttrells.

Listing NGR: SS9904343661

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