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Church of St Peter

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lydford-on-Fosse, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.0846 / 51°5'4"N

Longitude: -2.6228 / 2°37'21"W

OS Eastings: 356475

OS Northings: 131881

OS Grid: ST564318

Mapcode National: GBR MP.CWX3

Mapcode Global: FRA 56D8.21H

Entry Name: Church of St Peter

Listing Date: 17 October 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1175052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 267560

Location: Lydford-on-Fosse, Mendip, Somerset, TA11

County: Somerset

District: Mendip

Civil Parish: Lydford-on-Fosse

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


10/88 Church of St. Peter



Anglican Parish Church. 1846 by B. Ferrey on an earlier site. Coursed and squared lias rubble, Doulting dressings,
stone tile roofs, coped verges with cruciform finials. Nave with a south porch, north aisle, chancel with a north
vestry, west tower. Archaeologically correct Perpendicular. Tower with set-back buttresses, embattled parapet with
pinnacles, prominant gargoyles, small south stair turret, 2-light bell-chamber windows, 3-light west window; 3 bay
buttressed nave with an embattled parapet, 3-light windows; 4-bay north aisle, again buttressed with embattled parapet,
3-light windows; 2 bay chancel, pierced parapet with pinnacles, 4-light east window. Buttressed porch with paired
wrought-iron dog gates. Loftly plastered interior under elaborate hammer-beam roofs. 4-bay arcade to north aisle, the
piers with 4-hollows mouldings which may be re-used from a C15 structure, though much restored. Plain C15 octagonal
font, a niche to each face of its base. C19 pews; C19 lectern in the form of a carved eagle; C19 pulpit, some C19 metal
plaques to walls with pious texts. C17 chest; small C17 communion table. 5 C19 tables by Reeves of Bath, Wood of
Bristol and Tyley of Bristol. C19 stained glass, particularly the east-window by Wailes of 1852. (Pevsner N. Buildings
of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5647531881

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