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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Compton Bishop, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.2944 / 51°17'40"N

Longitude: -2.8677 / 2°52'3"W

OS Eastings: 339596

OS Northings: 155393

OS Grid: ST395553

Mapcode National: GBR JC.YMCP

Mapcode Global: VH7CT.7QTJ

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 9 February 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1059079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268803

Location: Compton Bishop, Sedgemoor, Somerset, BS26

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Compton Bishop

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST35NE COMPTON BISHOP CP CHURCH LANE (West side)

1/145 Church of St Andrew

9.2.61

GV I

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

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