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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Compton Bishop, Somerset

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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


1/145 Church of St Andrew



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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