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Church of St Peter

A Grade I Listed Building in Catcott, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1496 / 51°8'58"N

Longitude: -2.8675 / 2°52'3"W

OS Eastings: 339417

OS Northings: 139281

OS Grid: ST394392

Mapcode National: GBR MC.7TK6

Mapcode Global: VH7DL.7CXL

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173050

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269452

Location: Catcott, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Catcott

Built-Up Area: Catcott

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Church of England Parish: Polden Wheel

Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells

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Listing Text

Church of St Peter
- I

Anglican parish church. Predominantly C15, some minor C13 work, minor C19
restoration. Coursed and squared rubble, slate roofs, freestone dressings,
coped verge. Nave, chancel, south porch, north chapel of which part is now a
vestry, west tower. Perpendicular. Small plain embattled 2-stage tower with
diagonal buttresses on the lower stage, stair-turret, lead spirelet with
windvane, single-light foiled bell-chamber windows with stone louvres, west
window of paired lancets pierced through a single slab, plain west doorway with
a ribbed and studded door. Three bay nave, square head 2-light windows with
central mullion, 2 with foiled heads, one with label, C19 casement to light a
west gallery gabled porch, plain outer door opening, wrought iron dog gates,
the inside benched on a flagstone floor, plain inner door opening, ribbed and
studded door. Chancel with similar fenestration to nave on south side, on north
side C13 lancet; east window of 2 cinquefoiled lights with a single cinquefoil
tracery light; priests door to south, possibly C13. North transeptal chapel
appears mostly a C19 rebuild. Three C18 monuments on exterior walls. Low
interior plastered on flagstone floors. Nave with plastered wagon ceiling;
chancel with C15 wagon roof, wall plate with paterae on a hollow moulding, 3
brackets project and support 3 braces, 3 purlins, rounded bosses with foliate
carving. Simple tower arch of 3 recessed orders. Late C13 plain octagonal font,
circular shaft with 4 small circular attached shafts. C17 pews, plain with
sliding benches to provide additonal seating; C17 west gallery, pierced splat
balusters. Restored C17 pulpit and reader; C17 tester; C17 altar rails;
candelabrae of C17 type. Three restored C17 painted texts to nave. Royal Arms of
George III dated 1792. Two C18 coffin stools. C19 panelling to chancel; 2 C19
lamps under tower. Stainedglass of 1934 to east window. Former village stocks
mounted on wall inside porch. (SANHS Proceedings, 98, 16-21).

Listing NGR: ST3941639283

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