Church of St Mary, Fore Street, North Petherton - Sedgemoor

The church was mostly built in the late C14 and early C15 including the tower, in a Perpendicular style. Inside the tower at the height of the nave is a fine fan vault, unusual for a village church. The north aisle parapet and south aisle roof have been repaired with a Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grant for Places of Worship, completed in 2013. Further work to rainwater goods is now complete, funded by a Listed Places of Worship Roof Repairs Grant. The tower stonework is also in need of repair; some unsafe parts removed and set aside by rope access masons in 2017.

Church of St Mary, Fore Street, North Petherton - Sedgemoor
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1058924
  • Local Planning Authority: Sedgemoor
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Fore Street
  • County: Somerset
  • District / Borough: Sedgemoor
  • Parish: North Petherton
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bridgwater and West Somerset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I